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
Kansas
1966
25
Wisconsin
1305
50
Texas
922
75
South Carolina
707
100
Indiana
564
125
Eastern Michigan
413
150
NJIT
266
175
UNLV
125
180
Hartford
98
181
Green Bay
88
182
FIU
78
183
Rider
78
184
Saint Joseph's
77
185
Weber State
72
186
Pacific
68
187
Vanderbilt
64
188
Bradley
51
189
UMBC
30
190
William & Mary
28
191
Illinois State
21
192
Santa Clara
19
193
Holy Cross
19
194
North Dakota State
17
195
Purdue Fort Wayne
16
196
Canisius
15
197
Samford
14
198
North Florida
10
199
UTA
-
200
Campbell
-1
201
Norfolk State
-10
202
Presbyterian College
-15
203
Saint Francis (NY)
-16
204
Pepperdine
-16
205
Northern Illinois
-16
206
Delaware
-30
207
Valparaiso
-63
208
Hawaii
-85
209
The Citadel
-91
210
Seattle University
-118
211
FGCU
-123
212
Air Force
-123
213
Lamar
-129
214
Dartmouth
-133
215
Coastal Carolina
-141
216
UIC
-149
217
Washington State
-150
218
Colorado State
-152
225
Arkansas State
-191
250
Iona
-298
275
Southeastern Louisiana
-413
300
Oral Roberts
-585
325
Maine
-787
353
Mississippi Valley State
-1415
Direct Impact Games
Halftime 1 2 T
ULM
(13-11, 7-6 Sun Belt)
26 26
UTA
(11-15, 8-6 Sun Belt)
36 36
College Park Center (Arlington, TX)
Win: 49 RPI Points
Loss: -48 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games