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):
Boise State: 993
Georgia Tech: 983
Boston College: 982
Ohio State: 982
And here are the average APR scores for the five power conferences (via Brett McMurphy):
Big Ten: 964.9
Big 12: 947.1