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
2030
25
VCU
1363
50
Belmont
991
75
Utah Valley
780
100
Bucknell
634
125
Loyola-Chicago
467
150
Northern Iowa
324
175
UNLV
191
189
William & Mary
96
190
Holy Cross
93
191
Santa Clara
90
192
Illinois State
88
193
North Dakota State
85
194
Canisius
85
195
Purdue Fort Wayne
82
196
Saint Joseph's
81
197
North Florida
80
198
Samford
79
199
Campbell
71
200
UTA
70
201
Norfolk State
60
202
Northern Illinois
56
203
Pepperdine
56
204
Presbyterian College
55
205
Saint Francis (NY)
54
206
Delaware
42
207
Coastal Carolina
17
208
Valparaiso
-
209
Hawaii
-15
210
The Citadel
-21
211
Seattle University
-47
212
Air Force
-50
213
FGCU
-53
214
Lamar
-59
215
Dartmouth
-62
216
Washington State
-80
217
UIC
-81
218
Colorado State
-81
219
Eastern Illinois
-84
220
Boise State
-91
221
Troy
-96
222
Rice
-107
223
George Washington
-112
224
California Baptist
-114
225
Detroit
-116
226
Arkansas State
-117
227
Middle Tennessee
-127
250
Morehead State
-227
275
South Dakota
-343
300
Nicholls State
-511
325
Maine
-715
353
Mississippi Valley State
-1349
Direct Impact Games
8:00 PM 1 2 T
Valparaiso
(12-14, 7-8 Missouri Valley)
0
Northern Iowa
(11-15, 8-7 Missouri Valley)
0
McLeod Center (Cedar Falls, IA)
Win: 66 RPI Points
Loss: -31 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games