Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Duke
1615
25
Maryland
961
50
Georgia State
635
75
Montana
418
100
South Carolina
290
125
Omaha
147
129
Miami (FL)
118
130
Missouri
118
131
Gardner-Webb
116
132
Grand Canyon
116
133
Loyola-Chicago
84
134
Southern Illinois
72
135
Connecticut
59
136
SMU
48
137
Stanford
24
138
UTSA
24
139
Rutgers
23
140
Eastern Michigan
20
141
Green Bay
16
142
FIU
12
143
Louisiana
11
144
Ohio
8
145
Wright State
7
146
NJIT
5
147
UTA
1
148
Sam Houston State
-
149
UAB
-2
150
Prairie View A&M
-4
151
UTRGV
-26
152
USC
-27
153
Northern Iowa
-27
154
George Mason
-35
155
Miami (OH)
-36
156
Georgia Tech
-39
157
Northern Colorado
-45
158
DePaul
-52
159
Akron
-53
160
North Texas
-54
161
Winthrop
-60
162
Bradley
-63
163
UC Santa Barbara
-73
164
Texas Southern
-89
165
Campbell
-93
166
North Dakota State
-104
167
Northern Illinois
-108
175
Duquesne
-130
200
Norfolk State
-238
225
Vanderbilt
-437
250
Troy
-546
275
UMass
-673
300
Western Carolina
-814
325
SIUE
-1039
353
Alabama A&M
-1647
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games