2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings By Conference

2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings By Conference

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2018 NCAA Academic Progress Rate: Football APR Rankings By Conference


The NCAA announced the latest Academic Progress Rate, or APR, rankings by conference 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.

Why does this matter? The schools have to reach a certain threshold – 930 for four years, 940 for two years – to avoid penalties. The higher the rating, the better the chance to go bowling if a football team doesn’t get to six wins.

It’s the tie-breaker. If there aren’t enough bowl eligible teams, and slots need filling, the criteria is the APR. Mississippi State and North Texas benefitted from this two seasons ago.

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.

So which teams got the job done in the classroom? Here’s the APR ranking by conference …

ACC

1 Duke 992

2 Clemson 987

3 Boston College 985

4 Pitt 984

5 Louisville 981

6 Georgia Tech 980

7 Wake Forest 979

8 Virginia 969

9 Syracuse 967

T10 Miami 964

T10 NC State 964

T12 North Carolina 960

T12 Virginia Tech 960

14 Florida State 941

American Athletic Conference

1. Navy 992

2. UCF 984

T3. Cincinnati 982

T3. Temple 982

5. Connecticut 980

T6. Memphis 968

T6. Tulane 968

8. USF 960

9. SMU 956

10. Houston 951

11. East Carolina 949

12. Tulsa 944

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