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Diverse Charts: 2015-2016 NCAA Bowl Team APRs

Going into the home stretch of college football bowl games, Diverse takes a look at the Academic Progress Rates (APR) among FBS teams. APR is a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of a school’s student-athletes for each academic term. A perfect score would be 1,000.

2015-2016 NCAA Bowl Team APRs


Participant APR Bowl Game
Wisconsin 998 National Funding Holiday
Northwestern 992 Outback
Duke 992 New Era Pinstripe
Michigan 990 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus
Stanford 987 Rose
Nebraska 985 Foster Farms
Utah State 985 Famous Idaho Potato
Clemson 984 Capital One Orange
Boise State 981 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Air Force 980 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces
Alabama 978 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Notre Dame 978 BattleFrog Fiesta
Louisville 977 Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Indiana 977 New Era Pinstripe
Virginia Tech 977 Camping World Independence
Washington 977 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas
Kansas State 976 AutoZone Liberty
UCLA 975 Foster Farms
Minnesota 975 Quick Lane
San Jose State 975 AutoNation Cure
Texas A&M 974 Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Navy 974 Military
Michigan State 973 Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
Ohio State 973 BattleFrog Fiesta
Utah 973 Royal Purple Las Vegas
Middle Tennessee 973 Popeyes Bahamas
Mississippi State 971 Belk
Florida 971 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus
Northern Illinois 970 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia
Toledo 970 Marmot Boca Raton
South Florida 970 Miami Beach
Temple 969 Marmot Boca Raton
Auburn 968 Birmingham
Oregon 967 Valero Alamo
Miami 967 Hyundai Sun
Iowa 966 Rose
San Diego State 964 Hawaii
Oklahoma 963 Capital One Orange
Pittsburgh 963 Military
Cincinnati 962 Hawaii
Bowling Green 961 GoDaddy
Georgia 961 TaxSlayer
Arizona 961 Gildan New Mexico
North Carolina State 960 Belk
Baylor 960 Russell Athletic
UConn 960 St. Petersburg
Appalachian State 960 Raycom Media Camellia
Marshall 959 St. Petersburg
Penn State 956 TaxSlayer
Ohio 955 Raycom Media Camellia
Western Michigan 955 Popeyes Bahamas
Florida State 955 Chick-fil-A Peach
BYU 952 Royal Purple Las Vegas
Memphis 951 Birmingham
Washington State 951 Hyundai Sun
Arkansas State 951 R+L Carriers New Orleans
Arizona State 949 Motel 6 Cactus
Central Michigan 949 Quick Lane
Southern Miss 949 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas
USC 948 National Funding Holiday
Ole Miss 947 Allstate Sugar
LSU 947 AdvoCare V100 Texas
Western Kentucky 947 Miami Beach
Akron 947 Famous Idaho Potato
Tennessee 945 Outback
New Mexico 945 Gildan New Mexico
Colorado State 944 NOVA Home Loans Arizona
Georgia Southern 943 GoDaddy
Nevada 943 NOVA Home Loans Arizona
West Virginia 942 Motel 6 Cactus
California 941 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces
Tulsa 941 Camping World Independence
Louisiana Tech 941 R+L Carriers New Orleans
Houston 941 Chick-fil-A Peach
Georgia State 940 AutoNation Cure
Arkansas 938 AutoZone Liberty
North Carolina 937 Russell Athletic
TCU 936 Valero Alamo
Texas Tech 936 AdvoCare V100 Texas
Oklahoma State 934 Allstate Sugar

Source: The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport report: “Keeping Score When It Counts: Assessing the Academic Records of the 2015-2016 Bowl-bound College Football Teams”
*Ranked in descending order


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