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
2557
25
VCU
1912
50
Alabama
1531
75
Kent State
1338
100
Stanford
1192
125
Eastern Michigan
1014
150
Ohio
874
175
Pittsburgh
752
200
Pacific
620
225
Washington State
432
250
Wagner
351
275
Western Carolina
209
286
South Alabama
135
287
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
128
288
Little Rock
121
289
Elon
117
290
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
107
291
Fordham
100
292
Tulane
100
293
VMI
87
294
Jacksonville
83
295
Charlotte
73
296
Grambling
72
297
Tennessee State
68
298
Nicholls State
62
299
Columbia
44
300
Alabama State
19
301
Mount Saint Mary's
16
302
UTEP
11
303
North Dakota
10
304
Cal State Northridge
7
305
Tennessee-Martin
-
306
Oral Roberts
-12
307
Southeast Missouri
-42
308
Northern Arizona
-44
309
Northwestern State
-46
310
Niagara
-50
311
Manhattan
-54
312
Longwood
-62
313
Bethune-Cookman
-63
314
Milwaukee
-67
315
North Carolina Central
-75
316
Florida A&M
-81
317
Bryant
-92
318
Cleveland State
-94
319
Tennessee Tech
-109
320
SIUE
-111
321
Maine
-129
322
Central Arkansas
-132
323
Portland
-140
324
Binghamton
-158
325
Denver
-165
353
Delaware State
-827
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
Tennessee-Martin
(8-17, 5-11 Ohio Valley)
42 36 78
» Austin Peay
(19-8, 13-3 Ohio Valley)
40 52 92
Winfield Dunn Center (Clarksville, TN)
Win: 177 RPI Points
Loss: 28 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games