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NCAA releases APR scores


The NCAA released annual Academic Progress Rate scores on Tuesday.

APR is calculated for each individual university sport based on factors such as the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Frankly, APR scores don’t tell you a lot, yet consequences for not meeting the minimum bar can result in practice restrictions or postseason bans.

In order to compete in the 2013-14 postseason, teams must achieve either a 900 rolling multi-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years. That standard will increase to a multi-year score of 930, which predicts a Graduation Success Rate of approximately 50 percent, or a 940 two-year average for the 2014-15 postseason.

There will be 18 teams ineligible for postseason play this academic year, but none in major college football.

Below are a few notable APR scores for football (keep in mind they are representative of the 2011-12 academic year) You can also search individual programs HERE if you so choose.

Best APR scores (football):
Northwestern: 996
Boise State: 993
Duke: 989
Clemson: 985
Wisconsin: 985
Georgia Tech: 983
Boston College: 982
Missouri: 982
Ohio State: 982
Rice: 979

And here are the average APR scores for the five power conferences (via Brett McMurphy):
Big Ten: 964.9
ACC: 964.5
SEC: 957.1
Pac-12: 952.5
Big 12: 947.1

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28 Responses to “NCAA releases APR scores”
  1. barkleyblows says: Jun 11, 2013 6:07 PM

    Why is the SEC towards the bottom?? Oh that’s right, they don’t actually have classes. Or athletes that can complete a sentence.

  2. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 6:10 PM

    Um I am no expert but it appears that the SEC is right in the center.

  3. barkleyblows says: Jun 11, 2013 6:12 PM

    Nvm… That’s actually pretty high for the SECheat. Must be handing out money again.

  4. clevelandschronic2 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:37 PM

    Osu #9 in overall apr. and in

  5. canetic says: Jun 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    Miami 977
    Florida 968
    FSU 954

    Beaten again. Go Canes!

  6. clevelandschronic2 says: Jun 11, 2013 6:39 PM

    ****^^^and in the B1G which is the highest rated conference. While Bitchigan is the last in the conference. Lol.

  7. rsmeans says: Jun 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    People like poor “barkley” blows should not be allowed on adult sites since he not only has reading comprehension problems but is intellectually challenged.

  8. rsmeans says: Jun 11, 2013 6:47 PM

    A lot of surprises here. 1. SEC is average not below average as most people who ride the little short yellow school bus assert. 2. the PAC12 is much lower than I thought even below the SEC. 3. The Big12 is last as I have long suspected. 4. |Boise State and Clemson are much higher than I thought. 5. No Pac 12 or Big12 teams in the top 10. 6. Apparently the PAC12 and Big12 are the dummies now.

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 11, 2013 7:13 PM

    The SEC is ranked good for one reason, we all know it …. half of them can’t speak english at the draft and combines …. they get grades given to them, not earned.

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Jun 11, 2013 7:41 PM

    “The SEC is ranked good for one reason”

    Pot, meet kettle.

  11. floridacock says: Jun 11, 2013 7:41 PM

    Big deal. Many stupid SEC haters here. Beat us on the field, which you can’t.

  12. raysfan1 says: Jun 11, 2013 7:47 PM

    “The SEC is ranked good” because their students speak and write English more proficiently than you do. If you’re going to try to bash anyone’s academics, you should at least learn the proper use of “well” instead of “good.”

  13. dcroz says: Jun 11, 2013 7:50 PM

    Listed at #10 above for football is Rice at 979. One point behind at 978? BCS National Champion Alabama, tops in the SEC and also in the top ten percent in the country, which earned the Tide a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA. Five Alabama programs received this honor, including its national champion men’s golf team.

    But, queue the Big Ten fans on here that are going to claim that OSU earned every point of its 982, while “everyone knows” that Alabama gave its players their grades for its 978. Oh, wait, they already have.

  14. normtide says: Jun 11, 2013 8:27 PM

    Everything about the SEC bring worst in academics is once again proven wrong. Just like the assertion that the SEC had the most arrests. Now go back to yelling ‘cheaters’ like a spoiled child.

  15. jrs45 says: Jun 11, 2013 9:24 PM

    B1G B1G B1G!!!

  16. classyjacklambert says: Jun 11, 2013 10:52 PM

    I’m pretty proud to be a Clemson fan. Good showing I think.

  17. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 11, 2013 10:58 PM

    But, but, but where is Notre Dame?

  18. irishdodger says: Jun 11, 2013 11:48 PM


    Still haven’t gotten the Prozac script filled I see. It’s rare that any major D1 team earns an APR that disqualifies them. You’re as bad as the B1G fans who are jealous of the SEC. Get out of your moms basement, remove the tin foil hat & take your meds. No one cares about your conspiracy theories.

  19. oncampus8 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:23 AM

    Wow those tatoo classes are really paying off for OhIo Shit!

  20. tommy57 says: Jun 12, 2013 6:37 AM

    I question the validity of the data used to create the report. The NCAA is hardly an independent auditor.

  21. waynefontes says: Jun 12, 2013 7:58 AM

    barkleyblows says:
    Jun 11, 2013 6:07 PM
    Why is the SEC towards the bottom??

    808raiderinparadise says:
    Jun 11, 2013 7:13 PM
    The SEC is ranked good for one reason, we all know it.


    Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

    Two morons who have no understanding of grammar or arithmetic commenting on the education of others.

    If you can’t comprehend concepts that most middle schoolers can understand, you probably should refrain from commenting on articles that relate to intellect.

    There is good news for “barkleyblows” and “raiderinparadise”.

    The world will always need someone to empty trash cans and clean toilets.

  22. tobeexact says: Jun 12, 2013 10:47 AM

    Why stanford is not in the top ten is a mystery to me.
    I know why penn state isnt due to a four year bowl ban,but I dont know where emmerett is getting his figures other then boise st . Everyone knows that stanford and penn st rank in the top 3 every year in athletes graduation rate which is always in the 90 plus percent rate.
    And how the hell the sec without a new year under there belt jumped to at least 50 percent amazes me.
    According to real studies done every year , the sec last year was at 40 percent overall and below that when it came to black athletes or those of other ethnic groups.
    Boise st is legite as well and always ranks in the top five each uear.
    Again mr.emmeret putting out bullshit numbers again per usual , the reason they raised the graduation rate was due to conferences like the sec and big twelve or what ever they will call it, and it was just approved by the ncaa committee at the end of last season. So its kinda hard for those schools to miraculously now have the percentage they need to be bowl elusive. We all know why ,its called money from the contracts mr emmeret and his staff make from contracts with espn and others,plus the fact there would be no bowl games that anyone would want to watch , that would have to include teams with 3&9 t records because most of the big five conferences wouldnt have schools that were eligable.
    Wow the great ncaa commitee at work again ,to insure they make there money and again dont enforce there own rules.
    Just to prove a point north carolina made the cut with fake classes for there football players and not one sanction against them ,ya the ncaa is full of integrety and not a football minded culture committee , what a blank blank joke.

  23. normtide says: Jun 12, 2013 10:50 AM

    Maybe use shorter sentences.

    Oh, and don’t forget the tin foil hat, keep those helicopters away.

  24. bordner says: Jun 12, 2013 6:18 PM

    rsmeans says:
    Jun 11, 2013 6:41 PM

    People like poor “barkley” blows should not be allowed on adult sites since he not only has reading comprehension problems but is intellectually challenged.
    Right? Has there ever been an article that he commented on where he’s even displayed the slightest clue that he actually understood what the article was saying? It must be scary living in a world where letters and numbers can be so confusing.

  25. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 12, 2013 6:54 PM

    Ah. Irish, Good to see you again!

    You need to update the board as to your change from Seroquel to Prozac. Are you self medicating yourself again? Here is in my response to you from June 9th….please try to actually read the post. I know an individual in your delicate condition with the drug
    use, it can present an enormous challenge. I do strongly suggest you talk with your attending physician BEFORE you change drugs…..again.

    My response to you

    amosalanzostagg wrote on: Jun 9, 2013 3:21 PM


    Don’t need to move out of the basement, (basements are a northern item, down in the South we have sheds) I’ve been on my own for decades. Your choice of drug for your use is your business, not mine, but stay in touch with your treating physician, the drug you’re taking is very powerful and can lead to abuse. I will pray that whatever afflicts you in which you have to take such a powerful drug is ameliorated and you can start to enjoy life, even if it is cheering for Notre Dame.

    I personally don’t need any. I’m high on life and have enjoyed each and every moment. I’ve done so by extremely hard work, developed great and very rewarding personal and business relationships, treated people as I would treat myself, and by doing so, learn to enjoy each and every moment as a great opportunity for me and the people I meet.

    Looking forward to SEC football particularly the A&M and Alabama game in College Station and look forward to working with some Auburn friends on the Toomers Corner project to see what we can do to restore that fine tradition.

    You see Irish, Life is beyond the sports fields and courts of play, it’s about people
    and how you impact them personally in a daily manner. Life is good as Vito Corleone said.

    Roll Tide Roll

    Unlike you, my life has not changed, my outlook on life hasn’t changed, and I don’t need to change my life one Iota. You however, need to seek professional guidance on
    your choice of medicines. I will continue to pray for you.

    Roll Tide Roll

  26. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 12, 2013 7:06 PM


    For your very limited mental capabilities due to your drug use, (see the SEC cares about individuals who abuse themselves with drug use, even if it is legal.)

    Alabama had a APR of 978

    University of Notre Dame had an APR of 973

    Must have been Manti Te’o’s girlfriend that brought the average down.

    Beat Notre Dame on the field AND in the classroom.

    Roll Tide Roll

    In all serious Irish, PLEASE get the necessary medical care you need, drug abuse is
    not a laughing matter. I will pray for you.

  27. cupete says: Jun 18, 2013 12:48 AM

    amosalanzostagg –

    Your schtick needs some work, it’s weak. I have a lot of respect for Alabama (the University) and its football program. Unfortunately, they have a lot of parasites like you that latch on to their success and then go on boards like this to spew hate. I pray that you are able to overcome whatever shortcomings or insecurities you have – maybe you can support “your” team instead of grasping at ways to attack others.

  28. fannyfondler says: Apr 26, 2014 4:07 PM

    Kind of lame to get on the SEC for this. When you look at this list with all the top rated schools in APR and see Boise State as number two it’s pretty clear that these rankings don’t have much to do with the intelligence of the athletes. It’s more about which schools are best at creating B.S. classes for their athletes and then forcing them all into those classes. One of BSU’s football players blew the whistle on that one a few years back. The NCAA should look into this problem if they really want schools to improve their athletes’ academics.

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