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
2387
25
VCU
1741
50
Alabama
1360
75
Kent State
1167
100
Stanford
1018
125
Eastern Michigan
843
150
Ohio
703
175
Indiana State
579
200
Northern Illinois
453
225
Washington State
260
250
Southeastern Louisiana
181
262
Marist
95
263
La Salle
83
264
UMass
82
265
Idaho State
78
266
Towson
69
267
UNCW
67
268
Western Michigan
62
269
South Dakota
56
270
East Carolina
53
271
Hampton
41
272
Sacramento State
40
273
UC Davis
38
274
Western Carolina
38
275
Evansville
37
276
Loyola-Maryland
22
277
Albany
8
278
Portland State
6
279
Houston Baptist
5
280
Central Connecticut
5
281
Youngstown State
-
282
California
-10
283
Stephen F. Austin
-20
284
Appalachian State
-23
285
North Alabama
-35
286
South Alabama
-35
287
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
-44
288
Little Rock
-50
289
Elon
-54
290
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
-69
291
Fordham
-71
292
Tulane
-71
293
VMI
-84
294
Jacksonville
-88
295
Tennessee State
-99
296
Grambling
-99
297
Charlotte
-101
298
Nicholls State
-110
299
Columbia
-127
300
Cal State Northridge
-144
325
Denver
-336
353
Delaware State
-998
Direct Impact Games
Final 1 2 T
Youngstown State
(10-18, 8-9 Horizon League)
27 27 54
» Wright State
(16-11, 12-4 Horizon League)
49 33 82
Nutter Center (Dayton, OH)
Win: 98 RPI Points
Loss: 1 RPI Points
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games