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
2430
25
Maryland
1776
50
Georgia State
1450
75
Montana
1233
100
South Carolina
1105
125
Omaha
962
150
Prairie View A&M
811
175
Duquesne
685
200
Norfolk State
577
225
Vanderbilt
378
250
Troy
269
275
UMass
142
283
Central Arkansas
66
284
North Alabama
66
285
Little Rock
59
286
VMI
56
287
Central Connecticut
52
288
UC Davis
45
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
37
290
Western Michigan
36
291
Albany
33
292
Tulane
25
293
Youngstown State
21
294
Mount Saint Mary's
13
295
Tennessee-Martin
12
296
Longwood
10
297
Northern Arizona
10
298
North Dakota
7
299
Howard
5
300
Western Carolina
1
301
Florida A&M
0
302
Towson
-
303
Oral Roberts
-2
304
Stephen F. Austin
-3
305
Charlotte
-15
306
Houston Baptist
-34
307
Alabama State
-37
308
Jacksonville
-48
309
Southeast Missouri
-52
310
Tennessee State
-69
311
Niagara
-71
312
Fordham
-77
313
Cleveland State
-78
314
Binghamton
-90
315
Nicholls State
-92
316
Manhattan
-96
317
Tennessee Tech
-138
318
Bryant
-148
319
Milwaukee
-160
320
Saint Peter's
-163
321
Bethune-Cookman
-165
325
SIUE
-224
353
Alabama A&M
-832
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games