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
1798
25
Maryland
1144
50
Georgia State
818
75
Montana
601
100
South Carolina
473
125
Omaha
330
150
Prairie View A&M
179
167
Northern Illinois
75
168
Boston College
73
169
Hartford
68
170
Notre Dame
63
171
ULM
60
172
Holy Cross
57
173
North Florida
56
174
Cornell
55
175
Duquesne
53
176
Fairleigh Dickinson
32
177
UNLV
31
178
Pepperdine
23
179
Illinois
17
180
Wake Forest
15
181
Cal State Bakersfield
15
182
Ball State
13
183
Illinois State
10
184
Pittsburgh
2
185
Saint Francis (PA)
0
186
William & Mary
-
187
Santa Clara
-4
188
Indiana State
-12
189
Georgia
-12
190
Saint Joseph's
-15
191
Missouri State
-15
192
Rider
-20
193
Pacific
-21
194
Coastal Carolina
-31
195
FAU
-31
196
UMBC
-33
197
Iona
-34
198
Cal State Fullerton
-40
199
Northwestern
-55
200
Norfolk State
-55
201
Eastern Washington
-60
202
Delaware
-93
203
Samford
-94
204
New Mexico
-96
205
Weber State
-96
225
Vanderbilt
-254
250
Troy
-363
275
UMass
-490
300
Western Carolina
-631
325
SIUE
-856
353
Alabama A&M
-1464
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games