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
2084
25
Maryland
1430
50
Georgia State
1104
75
Montana
887
100
South Carolina
759
125
Omaha
616
150
Prairie View A&M
465
175
Duquesne
339
200
Norfolk State
231
213
Navy
104
214
Oakland
98
215
Seattle University
91
216
FGCU
74
217
UIC
73
218
North Carolina A&T
59
219
New Orleans
58
220
High Point
53
221
Purdue Fort Wayne
51
222
Boise State
48
223
Morehead State
44
224
Monmouth
37
225
Vanderbilt
32
226
Hawaii
22
227
Southeastern Louisiana
22
228
Southern Utah
18
229
Air Force
15
230
Boston University
12
231
Eastern Kentucky
0
232
Valparaiso
-
233
Robert Morris
-4
234
Charleston Southern
-5
235
Rice
-7
236
Colorado State
-12
237
Arkansas State
-28
238
American
-30
239
Saint Francis (NY)
-30
240
Montana State
-35
241
Drexel
-37
242
IUPUI
-40
243
Quinnipiac
-44
244
Army
-48
245
The Citadel
-51
246
Middle Tennessee
-56
247
Long Island
-57
248
Detroit
-59
249
Richmond
-72
250
Troy
-77
251
UMKC
-80
275
UMass
-204
300
Western Carolina
-345
325
SIUE
-570
353
Alabama A&M
-1178
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games