May 10, 2006 - by
Seminoles No. 4 In USA Today’s Re-Ranked Football APR Top 25

May 10, 2006


USA Today ran a graphic that presented a combination of academic and athletic success of the football programs at ACC member institutions. The newspaper took the final USA Today/Coaches Top 25 poll and re-ordered it using the recently released NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR).

The re-organized poll has five ACC teams among the Top 15, including the “academic” No. 1 Boston College with a 982 APR score and Florida State at No. 4 with a 959 score. Miami ranked sixth at 956, Clemson 12th with a 940 and Virginia Tech 14th at 935.

The Academic Progress Rate (APR) metric was developed by the NCAA in 2004 to examine academic success on a more real-time basis. One point is awarded each term to each scholarship student-athlete who meets academic-eligibility standards and an additional point is awarded if they remain with the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total points possible. A cutoff score of 925 corresponds to an anticipated graduation-rate of about 50%.

 #	School (Final Coaches Poll)	APR
1. Boston College (17) 982
2. Auburn (14) 981
3. Florida (16) 966
4. Florida State (23) 959
5. Penn State (3) 957
6. Miami, Fla. (18) 956
7. TCU (9) 953
8. Louisville (20) 952
11. Georgia (10) 950
10. Notre Dame (11) 946
11. California (25) 945
12. Clemson (21) 940
13. LSU (5) 935
14. Virginia Tech (7) 935
15. Nebraska (24) 932
16. Texas (1) 931
17. Southern California (2) 929
18. Texas Tech (19) 928
19. Oklahoma (22) 928
20. West Virginia (6) 926
21. Ohio State (4) 925
22. Alabama (8) 916
23. UCLA (13) 915
24. Wisconsin (15) 914
25. Oregon (12) 900
Source: USA Today
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