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
2385
25
Maryland
1731
50
Georgia State
1405
75
Montana
1188
100
South Carolina
1060
125
Omaha
917
150
Prairie View A&M
766
175
Duquesne
640
200
Norfolk State
532
225
Vanderbilt
333
250
Troy
224
269
Eastern Illinois
120
270
South Dakota
119
271
East Carolina
107
272
Lafayette
106
273
Evansville
105
274
Idaho State
98
275
UMass
97
276
Loyola-Maryland
84
277
Elon
66
278
Cal State Northridge
58
279
Grambling
55
280
North Carolina Central
48
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
42
282
Marist
23
283
Central Arkansas
21
284
North Alabama
21
285
Little Rock
14
286
VMI
11
287
Central Connecticut
7
288
UC Davis
-
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-8
290
Western Michigan
-9
291
Albany
-12
292
Tulane
-20
293
Youngstown State
-24
294
Mount Saint Mary's
-32
295
Tennessee-Martin
-33
296
Longwood
-35
297
Northern Arizona
-35
298
North Dakota
-38
299
Howard
-40
300
Western Carolina
-44
301
Florida A&M
-45
302
Towson
-45
303
Oral Roberts
-47
304
Stephen F. Austin
-48
305
Charlotte
-60
306
Houston Baptist
-79
307
Alabama State
-82
325
SIUE
-269
353
Alabama A&M
-877
Direct Impact Games
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Indirect (SOS) Impact Games