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
2206
25
VCU
1561
50
Alabama
1180
75
Kent State
987
100
Stanford
841
125
Eastern Michigan
663
150
Ohio
523
175
Pittsburgh
401
200
Pacific
269
225
Washington State
81
231
Boston University
64
232
UMKC
63
233
Long Beach State
60
234
Eastern Kentucky
59
235
Montana State
58
236
James Madison
58
237
Quinnipiac
56
238
Mercer
54
239
Eastern Illinois
53
240
IUPUI
51
241
Oakland
46
242
North Carolina A&T
45
243
Detroit
42
244
Robert Morris
25
245
Richmond
19
246
Morehead State
18
247
New Orleans
6
248
Southern Utah
1
249
Southeastern Louisiana
1
250
Wagner
-
251
Troy
-13
252
Sacred Heart
-14
253
Iona
-21
254
Chattanooga
-33
255
UMass-Lowell
-42
256
Monmouth
-54
257
Lafayette
-55
258
Long Island
-58
259
Navy
-59
260
American
-65
261
UC Davis
-70
262
Charleston Southern
-77
263
Marist
-85
264
La Salle
-97
265
UMass
-98
266
Idaho State
-102
267
Towson
-111
268
UNCW
-113
269
Western Michigan
-118
275
Western Carolina
-142
300
Alabama State
-332
325
Denver
-516
353
Delaware State
-1178
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
Wagner
(11-14, 8-8 Northeast)
25 41 66
» Fairleigh Dickinson
(13-13, 10-6 Northeast)
31 43 74
Rothman Center (Teaneck, NJ)
Win: 82 RPI Points
Loss: -19 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games