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
2247
25
Maryland
1593
50
Georgia State
1267
75
Montana
1050
100
South Carolina
922
125
Omaha
779
150
Prairie View A&M
628
175
Duquesne
502
200
Norfolk State
394
225
Vanderbilt
195
246
Middle Tennessee
107
247
Long Island
106
248
Detroit
104
249
Richmond
91
250
Troy
86
251
UMKC
83
252
UMass-Lowell
74
253
Sacred Heart
73
254
South Alabama
72
255
Portland State
67
256
California
59
257
Mercer
46
258
Sacramento State
42
259
Washington State
41
260
James Madison
39
261
Chattanooga
36
262
Columbia
30
263
UNCW
7
264
George Washington
3
265
Wagner
-
266
La Salle
-2
267
Dartmouth
-6
268
Appalachian State
-14
269
Eastern Illinois
-18
270
South Dakota
-19
271
East Carolina
-31
272
Lafayette
-32
273
Evansville
-33
274
Idaho State
-40
275
UMass
-41
276
Loyola-Maryland
-54
277
Elon
-72
278
Cal State Northridge
-80
279
Grambling
-83
280
North Carolina Central
-90
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-96
282
Marist
-115
283
Central Arkansas
-117
284
North Alabama
-117
300
Western Carolina
-182
325
SIUE
-407
353
Alabama A&M
-1015
Direct Impact Games
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Indirect (SOS) Impact Games