2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings No. 1-129

2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings No. 1-129

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2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings No. 1-129


The NCAA announced the latest Academic Progress Rate, or APR, rankings of all teams for 2018.


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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 2016-2017 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 two years before, and Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State in 2015 – 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.

2018 (actually, 2016-2017) NCAA APR Rankings

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129 Georgia Southern 931

Last Season APR: 129

128 Massachusetts 939

Last Season APR: T125

127 Bowling Green 940

Last Season APR: T115

T125 Texas State 941

Last Season APR: T123

T125 Florida State 941

Last Season APR: T125

124 Akron 941

Last Season APR: T111

T122 UNLV 943

Last Season APR: T119

T122 Liberty 943

Last Season APR: 117

121 Tulsa 944

Last Season APR: T121

T119 Kentucky 945

Last Season APR: T88

T119 Kansas 945

Last Season APR: T119

118 FIU 945

Last Season APR: 128

T115 Texas Tech 946

Last Season APR: T111

T115 New Mexico 946

Last Season APR: T88

T115 Arizona 946

Last Season APR: T99

114 Fresno State 947

Last Season APR: 118

T110 Southern Miss 949

Last Season APR: T93

T110 Louisiana Tech 949

Last Season APR: 127

T110 East Carolina 949

Last Season APR: T111

T110 BYU 949

Last Season APR: T107

109 West Virginia 950

Last Season APR: T123

T107 Houston 951

Last Season APR: T121

T107 Georgia State 951

Last Season APR: T115

106 Michigan State 952

Last Season APR: T44

T104 New Mexico State 953

Last Season APR: 109

T104 Charlotte 953

Last Season APR: T95

103 San Jose State 955

Last Season APR: T88

T98 SMU 956

Last Season APR: T107

T98 San Diego State 956

Last Season APR: T99

T98 Old Dominion 956

Last Season APR: T99

T98 Oklahoma 956

Last Season APR: T75

T98 LSU 956

Last Season APR: T86

T95 Troy 957

Last Season APR: T99

T95 Louisiana 957

Last Season APR: 104

T95 Ball State 957

Last Season APR: T99

94 South Alabama 958

Last Season APR: 106

T91 Wyoming 959

Last Season APR: T81

T91 Western Kentucky 959

Last Season APR: T97

T91 Eastern Michigan 959

Last Season APR: T111

T85 Virginia Tech 960

Last Season APR: T71

T85 USF 960

Last Season APR: T75

T85 Purdue 960

Last Season APR: T58

T85 North Carolina 960

Last Season APR: T86

T85 Marshall 960

Last Season APR: T65

T85 Florida Atlantic 960

Last Season APR: 110

84 South Carolina 961

Last Season APR: T59

83 Appalachian State 962

Last Season APR: T88

T80 Western Michigan 963

Last Season APR: T88

T80 Texas A&M 963

Last Season APR: 84

T80 Georgia 963

Last Season APR: 85

T77 NC State 964

Last Season APR: T93

T77 Miami 964

Last Season APR: T75

T77 Hawaii 964

Last Season APR: T65

T75 Utah State 965

Last Season APR: T59

T75 TCU 965

Last Season APR: T97

74 Notre Dame 966

Last Season APR: T61

T72 UCLA 967

Last Season APR: T54

T72 Syracuse 967

Last Season APR: T65

T67 UTSA 968

Last Season APR: T75

T67 Tulane 968

Last Season APR: T71

T67 Oregon State 968

Last Season APR: T95

T67 Missouri 968

Last Season APR: T48

T67 Memphis 968

Last Season APR: T75

T61 Washington State 969

Last Season APR: T81

T61 Virginia 969

Last Season APR: T65

T61 ULM 969

Last Season APR: 83

T61 Oregon 969

Last Season APR: T44

T61 Oklahoma State 969

Last Season APR: 105

T61 Arkansas State 969

Last Season APR: T75

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