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
2418
25
Maryland
1764
50
Georgia State
1438
75
Montana
1221
100
South Carolina
1093
125
Omaha
950
150
Prairie View A&M
799
175
Duquesne
673
200
Norfolk State
565
225
Vanderbilt
366
250
Troy
257
275
UMass
130
276
Loyola-Maryland
117
277
Elon
99
278
Cal State Northridge
91
279
Grambling
88
280
North Carolina Central
81
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
75
282
Marist
56
283
Central Arkansas
54
284
North Alabama
54
285
Little Rock
47
286
VMI
44
287
Central Connecticut
40
288
UC Davis
33
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
25
290
Western Michigan
24
291
Albany
21
292
Tulane
13
293
Youngstown State
9
294
Mount Saint Mary's
1
295
Tennessee-Martin
-
296
Longwood
-2
297
Northern Arizona
-2
298
North Dakota
-5
299
Howard
-7
300
Western Carolina
-11
301
Florida A&M
-12
302
Towson
-12
303
Oral Roberts
-14
304
Stephen F. Austin
-15
305
Charlotte
-27
306
Houston Baptist
-46
307
Alabama State
-49
308
Jacksonville
-60
309
Southeast Missouri
-64
310
Tennessee State
-81
311
Niagara
-83
312
Fordham
-89
313
Cleveland State
-90
314
Binghamton
-102
325
SIUE
-236
353
Alabama A&M
-844
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games