How Smart Is Your Program? - 2012 APR Reports

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jun 21, 2012


It's COLLEGE football. As in everyone is supposed to go to class. The NCAA announced the yearly Academic Progress Reports, or A.P.R., this week with some shocking classroom stars up top and a few at the bottom that will end up losing scholarships. Check out where your team ranked, who lost scholarships, who didn't make the grade (literally) and who was on top of the charts.


2012 Academic Progress Reports

What are the schools doing in class?

It gets easily forgotten, but this is college football. Of course, college football is nothing more than a glorified minor league, but the guys still have to go to class and at least pretend to try.

Welcome to the Academic Progress Reports, better known as the APR, taking a look at the classes from 2006-2007 to 2010-2011. Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, retention and graduation of each scholarship student-athlete. Programs that score below 925 (this is the Mendoza line ... if you can't hit this, you're just not trying) on their four-year rate and can lose up to 10 percent of their scholarships through immediate penalties. Programs that dip below 900 - there weren't any this year - face additional sanctions and can also face historically based penalties for poor academic performance over time.

Below are the rankings for the FBS teams based on their APR and with our scoring for how they graded out. We categorized the teams into ten categories. If a program was in the 90-100% range, it gets a 10 (for our Program Rankings to come out later this summer), while a program that finished in the 1-10% range gets a 1.

10 is obviously amazing, anything 7 or above is fantastic, and 4 or below is miserable.

Past APRs
2011 | 2010 | 2009

10 – an APR of 90-to-100%

“Old lady had her tested once. They said her I.Q. was way up there. .. around 200 or some such (bleep). That girl could do just about anything she put her mind to."

1 Northwestern 995
2 Boise State 989
2 Duke 989
4 Ohio State 988
5 Northern Illinois 987
6 Rice 986
7 Clemson 983
7 Middle Tennessee 983
9 Rutgers 982
10 Air Force 980
10 Miami 980

9 – an APR of 80-to-90%

“Hi, Gilbert. I'm a nerd too. I just found that out tonight. We have news for the beautiful people. There's a lot more of us than there are of you."

12 Vanderbilt 978
13 Boston College 977
13 Stanford 977
15 Wisconsin 975
16 Georgia Tech 974
16 UCF 974
18 Navy 973
18 TCU 973
18 Wake Forest 973
21 Florida 972
21 Missouri 972
23 Kansas 971
23 Penn State 971
25 Oklahoma 970

8 – an APR of 70-to-80%

“Moles and trolls, moles and trolls, work, work, work, work, work. We never see the light of day. We plan this thing for weeks and all they want to do is study. I'm disgusted."

25 Alabama 970
25 Army 970
25 Georgia 970
25 Notre Dame 970
30 Virginia Tech 968
31 Miami Univ. 967
31 Tulane 967
33 Nebraska 966
33 South Carolina 966
33 Utah 966
36 Indiana 964
36 LSU 964
38 Connecticut 963
38 South Florida 963

7 – an APR of 60-to-70%

“Oh I get it, it's very clever. How's that working out for you? Being clever."

40 Toledo 960
41 Mississippi State 959
41 San Jose State 959
41 Temple 959
41 Utah State 959
45 Baylor 956
45 UCLA 956
47 Oregon State 955
47 Pittsburgh 955
49 Colorado State 954
49 Western Michigan 954
51 Illinois 953
51 UAB 953

6 – an APR of 50-to-60%

"My mocabulary isn't inept enough to even define what 'it' is."

51 West Virginia 953
54 East Carolina 952
55 Arizona 951
55 Bowling Green 951
55 Hawaii 951
55 Kentucky 951
55 Marshall 951
55 Western Kentucky 951
61 Purdue 950
61 Syracuse 950
63 Iowa 949
63 Nevada 949
63 Ohio 949
63 San Diego State 949
63 Washington 949
68 Fresno State 948
 
5 – an APR of 40-to-50%

"Today ... on First Take."

68 Arkansas State 948
68 Louisiana Lafayette 948
68 Oregon 948
72 UNLV 947
72 USC 947
74 Ball State 946
74 Louisiana Tech 946
74 Texas A&M 946
74 Texas Tech 946
78 Virginia 944
79 Kansas State 943
79 Michigan 943
79 North Carolina 943

4 – an APR of 30-to-40%

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79 Auburn 943
79 Michigan State 943
79 New Mexico 943
85 Central Michigan 941
85 SMU 941
87 Cincinnati 939
88 Colorado 938
88 Iowa State 938
88 North Texas 938
91 Arizona State 937
91 Florida State 937
91 Texas 937
94 Arkansas 936
 
3 – an APR of 20-to-30%

"As in Helsinki, Sweden."

94 California 936
94 Wyoming 936
97 Eastern Michigan 935
97 Kent State 935
99 Florida International 934
99 Idaho 934
101 Akron 933
101 Ole Miss 933
101 Washington State 933
104 BYU 932
104 Memphis 932
104 Minnesota 932
107 Maryland 931
107 NC State 931
107 Tennessee 931

2 – an APR of 10-to-20%

“Next, on the Real Housewives of ..."

110 Florida Atlantic 930
110 Southern Miss 930
110 Troy 930
113 Oklahoma State 928
114 Houston 926
115 Tulsa 925
116 Buffalo 923

1 – an APR of 1-to-10%

"I think it's only fair to let him ride out the season because this is the house that Joe built."

117 New Mexico State 918
118 UL Monroe 917
119 Louisville 911
119 UTEP 911