2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: APR Rankings No. 1-130

2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: APR Rankings No. 1-130

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2019 CFN Five-Year Program Analysis: APR Rankings No. 1-130

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How good are the teams and programs in the classroom? As a part of the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis, the Academic Progress Rate (APR) is a factor.


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This is supposed to be about the college in college football, at least at times.

How good have the football programs been in the classroom? The Academic Progress Rate is a factor in the overall reputation of a school and how an athletic department is run, and it matters in the bowl picture, too.

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

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.

When it comes to the CFN Five-Year Program Analysis, it factors into the mix just like the big wins and the attendance.

So which schools did the best job in the classroom? Here’s the ranking of all 130 teams based on APR, averaged out over the last five seasons.

Note: UAB Not available after the program went dark for a few years.

129 UMass

2019: 937
2018: 939
2017: 939
2016: 937
2015: 932
5 Year Average: 936.8

128 Georgia Southern

2019: 948
2018: 931
2017: 933
2016: 940
2015: 943
5 Year Average: 939

127 UNLV

2019: 952
2018: 943
2017: 936
2016: 937
2015: 930
5 Year Average: 939.6

126 FIU

2019: 959
2018: 945
2017: 936
2016: 938
2015: 933
5 Year Average: 942.2

T124 Tulsa

2019: 943
2018: 944
2017: 942
2016: 944
2015: 941
5 Year Average: 942.8

T124 Texas Tech

2019: 944
2018: 946
2017: 947
2016: 941
2015: 936
5 Year Average: 942.8

123 Florida State

2019: 936
2018: 941
2017: 939
2016: 945
2015: 955
5 Year Average: 943.2

122 New Mexico State

2019: 956
2018: 953
2017: 950
2016: 935
2015: 931
5 Year Average: 945

121 East Carolina

2019: 937
2018: 949
2017: 947
2016: 943
2015: 950
5 Year Average: 945.2

T118 Houston

2019: 950
2018: 951
2017: 942
2016: 944
2015: 941
5 Year Average: 945.6

T118 Kansas

2019: 959
2018: 945
2017: 943
2016: 936
2015: 945
5 Year Average: 945.6

T118 Akron

2019: 946
2018: 941
2017: 947
2016: 947
2015: 947
5 Year Average: 945.6

117 West Virginia

2019: 953
2018: 950
2017: 940
2016: 945
2015: 942
5 Year Average: 946

T115 Louisiana Tech

2019: 954
2018: 949
2017: 947
2016: 941
2015: 941
5 Year Average: 946.4

T115 Texas State

2019: 937
2018: 941
2017: 958
2016: 951
2015: 945
5 Year Average: 946.4

114 Liberty

2019: 955
2018: 943
2017: 945
2016: 944
2015: 947
5 Year Average: 946.8

113 New Mexico

2019: 937
2018: 946
2017: 958
2016: 951
2015: 945
5 Year Average: 947.4

112 Georgia State

2019: 961
2018: 951
2017: 946
2016: 944
2015: 940
5 Year Average: 948.4

T110 Bowling Green

2019: 944
2018: 940
2017: 946
2016: 953
2015: 961
5 Year Average: 948.8

T110 Fresno State

2019: 951
2018: 947
2017: 944
2016: 953
2015: 949
5 Year Average: 948.8

109 Troy

2019: 961
2018: 957
2017: 955
2016: 937
2015: 937
5 Year Average: 949.4

T107 Southern Miss

2019: 941
2018: 949
2017: 957
2016: 955
2015: 949
5 Year Average: 950.2

T107 BYU

2019: 946
2018: 949
2017: 951
2016: 953
2015: 952
5 Year Average: 950.2

106 Charlotte

2019: 945
2018: 953
2017: 956
2016: 955
2015: 943
5 Year Average: 950.4

105 South Alabama

2019: 953
2018: 958
2017: 952
2016: 947
2015: 943
5 Year Average: 950.6

104 LSU

2019: 951
2018: 956
2017: 959
2016: 941
2015: 947
5 Year Average: 950.8

103 TCU

2019: 966
2018: 965
2017: 955
2016: 935
2015: 936
5 Year Average: 951.4

102 Florida Atlantic

2019: 971
2018: 960
2017: 949
2016: 942
2015: 943
5 Year Average: 953

101 SMU

2019: 967
2018: 956
2017: 951
2016: 945
2015: 947
5 Year Average: 953.2

T99 Eastern Michigan

2019: 970
2018: 959
2017: 947
2016: 948
2015: 942
5 Year Average: 953.2

T99 Louisiana

2019: 952
2018: 957
2017: 954
2016: 950
2015: 953
5 Year Average: 953.2

98 Kentucky

2019: 969
2018: 945
2017: 958
2016: 950
2015: 945
5 Year Average: 953.4

97 Arizona

2019: 952
2018: 946
2017: 955
2016: 955
2015: 961
5 Year Average: 953.8

96 North Carolina

2019: 964
2018: 960
2017: 959
2016: 952
2015: 937
5 Year Average: 954.4

T94 Old Dominion

2019: 961
2018: 956
2017: 955
2016: 953
2015: 951
5 Year Average: 955.2

T94 WKU

2019: 965
2018: 959
2017: 955
2016: 950
2015: 947
5 Year Average: 955.2

93 Oklahoma State

2019: 982
2018: 969
2017: 953
2016: 947
2015: 934
5 Year Average: 957

92 Ball State

2019: 959
2018: 957
2017: 955
2016: 957
2015: 958
5 Year Average: 957.2

T90 Oregon State

2019: 971
2018: 968
2017: 956
2016: 949
2015: 946
5 Year Average: 958

T90 Appalachian State

2019: 955
2018: 962
2017: 958
2016: 955
2015: 960
5 Year Average: 958

89 San Jose State

2019: 944
2018: 955
2017: 958
2016: 964
2015: 975
5 Year Average: 959.2

88 Arkansas State

2019: 964
2018: 969
2017: 965
2016: 950
2015: 951
5 Year Average: 959.8

T85 Western MIchigan

2019: 961
2018: 963
2017: 958
2016: 964
2015: 955
5 Year Average: 960.2

T85 Colorado State

2019: 967
2018: 970
2017: 966
2016: 954
2015: 944
5 Year Average: 960.2

T85 San Diego State

2019: 964
2018: 956
2017: 955
2016: 962
2015: 964
5 Year Average: 960.2

84 Wyoming

2019: 961
2018: 959
2017: 964
2016: 960
2015: 960
5 Year Average: 960.8

83 Oklahoma

2019: 966
2018: 956
2017: 965
2016: 955
2015: 963
5 Year Average: 961

82 UTSA

2019: 957
2018: 968
2017: 965
2016: 956
2015: 961
5 Year Average: 961.4

T80 Washington State

2019: 960
2018: 969
2017: 964
2016: 965
2015: 951
5 Year Average: 961.8

T80 Georgia

2019: 963
2018: 963
2017: 961
2016: 961
2015: 961
5 Year Average: 961.8

79 Marshall

2019: 954
2018: 960
2017: 968
2016: 970
2015: 959
5 Year Average: 962.2

78 Tennessee

2019: 970
2018: 972
2017: 972
2016: 956
2015: 945
5 Year Average: 963

77 Purdue

2019: 956
2018: 960
2017: 971
2016: 968
2015: 964
5 Year Average: 963.8

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