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
1831
25
Maryland
1177
50
Georgia State
851
75
Montana
634
100
South Carolina
506
125
Omaha
363
150
Prairie View A&M
212
175
Duquesne
86
177
UNLV
64
178
Pepperdine
56
179
Illinois
50
180
Wake Forest
48
181
Cal State Bakersfield
48
182
Ball State
46
183
Illinois State
43
184
Pittsburgh
35
185
Saint Francis (PA)
33
186
William & Mary
33
187
Santa Clara
29
188
Indiana State
21
189
Georgia
21
190
Saint Joseph's
18
191
Missouri State
18
192
Rider
13
193
Pacific
12
194
Coastal Carolina
2
195
FAU
2
196
UMBC
-
197
Iona
-1
198
Cal State Fullerton
-7
199
Northwestern
-22
200
Norfolk State
-22
201
Eastern Washington
-27
202
Delaware
-60
203
Samford
-61
204
New Mexico
-63
205
Weber State
-63
206
Lamar
-70
207
Presbyterian College
-72
208
Canisius
-80
209
California Baptist
-102
210
Long Beach State
-113
211
Hampton
-115
212
Siena
-125
213
Navy
-149
214
Oakland
-155
215
Seattle University
-162
225
Vanderbilt
-221
250
Troy
-330
275
UMass
-457
300
Western Carolina
-598
325
SIUE
-823
353
Alabama A&M
-1431
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games