U-M Football Ranks High In New NCAA Academic Stats

The NCAA has established a rew ratings system to measure academic performance of scholarship athletes. The first ratings are out.<br><br> Only five Big Ten footballl programs 'passed': Michigan, Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois and Indiana. Ohio State had the <b>lowest</b> score in the conference.<br>

The APR (Academic Progress Rate) score is the NCAA's new tool for measuring a college's academic progress; APR replaces graduation rate. An APR score of 925 is the miniumum acceptable, correlating to a 50% graduation rate.

Scores under 925 are subject to penalties of substantial scholarship reductions. See the NCAA website for the details: NCAA: Academic Reform

Div 1-A Football has a 921 average score overall.

Here are ratings for the Big Ten school, and for selected top football schools.

Big Ten Conference Schools: APR Ratings (plus percentile ranking among all NCAA 1-A football programs)

Iowa 974 80-90th percentile

Northwestern 954 70-80th percentile
Michigan 952 70-80th percentile
Illinois 948 70-80th percentile

Indiana 947 60-70th percentile

Penn State 922 40-50th percentile
Minnesota 923 40-50th percentile

Wisconsin 916 30-40th percentile
Michigan State 906 30-40th percentile

Purdue 881 10-20th percentile
Ohio State 870 10-20th percentile (reportedly 4th lowest score of all NCAA 1-A football programs)

Selected National schools: APR Ratings (plus percentile ranking among all NCAA 1-A football programs)

Auburn 960 70-80th percentile
Florida State 948 70-80th percentile

Miami 946 60-70th percentile
Florida 942 60-70th percentile
Virginia Tech 938 60-70th percentile

Notre Dame 934 50-60th percentile
Texas 934 50-60th percentile
Oklahoma 929 50-60th percentile
Nebraska 929 50-60th percentile

LSU 923 40-50th percentile
Tennessee 920 40-50th percentile

USC 910 30-40th percentile

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