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
1617
25
Maryland
963
50
Georgia State
637
75
Montana
420
100
South Carolina
292
125
Omaha
149
130
Missouri
120
131
Gardner-Webb
118
132
Grand Canyon
118
133
Loyola-Chicago
86
134
Southern Illinois
74
135
Connecticut
61
136
SMU
50
137
Stanford
26
138
UTSA
26
139
Rutgers
25
140
Eastern Michigan
22
141
Green Bay
18
142
FIU
14
143
Louisiana
13
144
Ohio
10
145
Wright State
9
146
NJIT
7
147
UTA
3
148
Sam Houston State
2
149
UAB
-
150
Prairie View A&M
-2
151
UTRGV
-24
152
USC
-25
153
Northern Iowa
-25
154
George Mason
-33
155
Miami (OH)
-34
156
Georgia Tech
-37
157
Northern Colorado
-43
158
DePaul
-50
159
Akron
-51
160
North Texas
-52
161
Winthrop
-58
162
Bradley
-61
163
UC Santa Barbara
-71
164
Texas Southern
-87
165
Campbell
-91
166
North Dakota State
-102
167
Northern Illinois
-106
168
Boston College
-108
175
Duquesne
-128
200
Norfolk State
-236
225
Vanderbilt
-435
250
Troy
-544
275
UMass
-671
300
Western Carolina
-812
325
SIUE
-1037
353
Alabama A&M
-1645
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games