TALLAHASSEE – Florida State football earned a 972 multi-year Academic Progress Rate, the highest in program history. It’s 2021-22 APR of 981 was the second-highest, trailing only the 987 score from the 2020-21 season.
The 2021-22 average for FBS football programs was 969.
Implemented in 2003, the APR is a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term. The APR system includes rewards for superior academic performance and penalties for teams that do not achieve certain academic benchmarks.
The Florida State football team enters the 2023 season as a consensus preseason top-10 team. The Seminoles return 17 starters and more than 85 percent of the production from last year’s team that finished 10-3 and ranked No. 11 in the final Associated Press poll.
Along with football setting its multi-year record, 11 of FSU’s 20 sports recorded perfect 1,000 APR marks in 2021-22: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s cross country, women’s golf, softball, soccer, indoor and beach volleyball and women’s tennis.