2017 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings

2017 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings

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2017 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings

2017 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings: 1 to 129


The NCAA announced the latest Academic Progress Rate, or APR, rankings of all teams for 2017.


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The NCAA released its annual report of the Academic Progress Rate, or APR, measuring the improvements and academic success for the 2015-2016 school year.

And why do you care about this? Besides merely being interested in knowing how each football school is doing and progressing in the classroom, it could mean a great deal when it comes to filling out the bowl matchups.

If there aren’t enough teams that finish with a bowl-eligible six wins – like Mississippi State and North Texas last season, and Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State the year before – the teams that finish 5-7 are allowed to be taken based on the APR ranking below.

So remember/save/bookmark this list – you’ll care come late November/early December.

But beyond all of that, which football schools are doing the best job and lead the rankings where it supposedly really matters?

Taken from the NCAA, the APR is calculated as follows:

  • Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
  • A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
  • In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.

2017 NCAA APR Rankings: By Conference

*Note: UAB is playing in 2017, but wasn’t ranked – it didn’t have a football program.

2017 NCAA APR Rankings

T1. Air Force 995

T1. Northwestern 995

3. Michigan 993

T4. Duke 992

T4. Minnesota 992

T4. Vanderbilt 992

7. Navy 991

8. Wisconsin 990

9. Louisville 988

10. Stanford 985

T11. Illinois 984

T11. Maryland 984

T11. Rice 984

T11. UCF 984

T11. Washington 984

T16. Georgia Tech 983

T16. Middle Tennessee 983

T16. Utah 983

T19. Army 982

T19. Indiana 982

21. Toledo 981

T22. Alabama 980

T22. Auburn 980

T22. Clemson 980

T22. Florida 980

T22. UTEP 980

T27. Boise State 979

T27. Coastal Carolina 979

T27. North Texas 979

T30. Boston College 978

T30. California 978

T30. Kent State 978

T30. Texas 978

T34. Buffalo 977

T34. Nebraska 977

T36. Cincinnati 976

T36. Miami University 976

T36. Northern Illinois 976

T36. Pitt 976

T36. Wake Forest 976

T41. Connecticut 975

T41. Kansas State 975

T41. Ohio State 975

T44. Central Michigan 974

T44. Michigan State 974

T44. Mississippi State 974

T44. Missouri 974

T44. Ohio 974

T44. Oregon 974

T50. Baylor 973

T50. Rutgers 973

T52. Temple 972

T52. Tennessee 972

T54. Arizona State 971

T54. Iowa 971

T56. Ole Miss 971

T56. Purdue 971

T56. UCLA 971

T59. South Carolina 970

T59. Utah State 970

T61. Iowa State 969

T61. Nevada 969

T61. Notre Dame 969

T61. Penn State 969

T65. Colorado 968

T65. Hawaii 968

T65. Marshall 968

T65. Syracuse 968

T65. USC 968

T65. Virginia 968

T71. Tulane 967

T71. Virginia Tech 967

T73. Arkansas 966

T73. Colorado State 966

T75. Arkansas State 965

T75. Memphis 965

T75. Miami 965

T75. Oklahoma 965

T79. USF 965

T79. UTSA 965

T81. Washington State 964

T81. Wyoming 964

83. ULM 963

84. Texas A&M 962

85. Georgia 961

T86. LSU 959

T86. North Carolina 959

T88. Appalachian State 958

T88. Kentucky 958

T90. New Mexico 958

T90. San Jose State 958

T90. Western Michigan 958

T93. NC State 957

T93. Southern Miss 957

T95. Charlotte 956

T95. Oregon State 956

T97. Arizona 955

T97. Ball State 955

T97. Old Dominion 955

T97. San Diego State 955

T97. TCU 955

T97. Troy 955

T97. Western Kentucky 955

104. Louisiana-Lafayette 954

105. Oklahoma State 953

106. South Alabama 952

T107. BYU 951

T107. SMU 951

109. New Mexico State 950

110. Florida Atlantic 949

T111. Akron 947

T111. East Carolina 947

T111. Eastern Michigan 947

T111. Texas Tech 947

115. Bowling Green 946

116. Georgia State 945

117. Fresno State 944

T118. Kansas 943

T118. UNLV 943

T120. Houston 942

T120. Tulsa 942

T122. Texas State 940

T122. West Virginia 940

T124. Florida State 939

T124. Massachusetts 939

126. Louisiana Tech 937

127. Florida International 936

128. Georgia Southern 933

129. Idaho 927

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