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
1591
25
Maryland
937
50
Georgia State
611
75
Montana
394
100
South Carolina
266
118
Princeton
180
119
Arizona
173
120
Brown
164
121
Central Michigan
156
122
Jacksonville State
153
123
Texas A&M
147
124
Abilene Christian
131
125
Omaha
123
126
Texas State
121
127
Saint Bonaventure
100
128
South Dakota State
97
129
Miami (FL)
94
130
Missouri
94
131
Gardner-Webb
92
132
Grand Canyon
92
133
Loyola-Chicago
60
134
Southern Illinois
48
135
Connecticut
35
136
SMU
24
137
Stanford
-
138
UTSA
0
139
Rutgers
-1
140
Eastern Michigan
-4
141
Green Bay
-8
142
FIU
-12
143
Louisiana
-13
144
Ohio
-16
145
Wright State
-17
146
NJIT
-19
147
UTA
-23
148
Sam Houston State
-24
149
UAB
-26
150
Prairie View A&M
-28
151
UTRGV
-50
152
USC
-51
153
Northern Iowa
-51
154
George Mason
-59
155
Miami (OH)
-60
156
Georgia Tech
-63
175
Duquesne
-154
200
Norfolk State
-262
225
Vanderbilt
-461
250
Troy
-570
275
UMass
-697
300
Western Carolina
-838
325
SIUE
-1063
353
Alabama A&M
-1671
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games