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
2433
25
Maryland
1779
50
Georgia State
1453
75
Montana
1236
100
South Carolina
1108
125
Omaha
965
150
Prairie View A&M
814
175
Duquesne
688
200
Norfolk State
580
225
Vanderbilt
381
250
Troy
272
275
UMass
145
285
Little Rock
62
286
VMI
59
287
Central Connecticut
55
288
UC Davis
48
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
40
290
Western Michigan
39
291
Albany
36
292
Tulane
28
293
Youngstown State
24
294
Mount Saint Mary's
16
295
Tennessee-Martin
15
296
Longwood
13
297
Northern Arizona
13
298
North Dakota
10
299
Howard
8
300
Western Carolina
4
301
Florida A&M
3
302
Towson
3
303
Oral Roberts
1
304
Stephen F. Austin
-
305
Charlotte
-12
306
Houston Baptist
-31
307
Alabama State
-34
308
Jacksonville
-45
309
Southeast Missouri
-49
310
Tennessee State
-66
311
Niagara
-68
312
Fordham
-74
313
Cleveland State
-75
314
Binghamton
-87
315
Nicholls State
-89
316
Manhattan
-93
317
Tennessee Tech
-135
318
Bryant
-145
319
Milwaukee
-157
320
Saint Peter's
-160
321
Bethune-Cookman
-162
322
Denver
-183
323
Jackson State
-184
325
SIUE
-221
353
Alabama A&M
-829
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games