Virginia Tech Football APR for 2012-13 (And Other Sports)

The ACC in general - and Va Tech in particular - is looking good in terms of football APR scores.

The NCAA does everything it can to maintain the position that college football players are student athletes. One of the ways they perpetuate this position (or myth, depending on your personal point of view) is with the Academic Progress Rate, or APR scores.

There are scores for each sport, but in this article I will focus only on football, and only on ACC teams (and especially one which goes by the initials VPI & SU).

Here are the football APR scores for all 14 ACC teams, plus Notre Dame, for the 2012-13 school year:

Rank

School

State

Multi-Year
Rate

5

Duke University

NC

992

16

Clemson University

SC

983

18

Georgia Institute of Technology

GA

983

20

Boston College

MA

981

34

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

VA

977

50

University of Miami (Florida)

FL

972

51

University of Notre Dame

IN

972

60

Wake Forest University

NC

970

75

Syracuse University

NY

965

88

University of Pittsburgh

PA

961

100

Florida State University

FL

958

113

University of Virginia

VA

956

133

North Carolina State University

NC

950

149

University of Louisville

KY

947

187

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

NC

938

There are a total of 244 schools in this report, so it's impressive that Virginia Tech finished 34th! In fact, VT is on the rise in APR, with a 4-year average of 977 but a score of 982 for the 2012-13 season. According to Andy Bitter, that's the best football APR the Hokies have ever had.

There are certain requirements for these APR scores:

Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

Duke had the highest ranking of any P5 football school at #5, followed by Northwestern of the Big Ten at #6.

Currently there are no ACC teams which fail to meet the minimum APR requirements. In fact, there is only one P5 conference team which is in any trouble for this - Oklahoma State, which faces a "level one penalty" - reduction of practice time.

Here are the scores for all of Virginia Tech's sports:

Sport (N)

Multi-
year
APR

2012
-2013
APR

Percentile
Rank within
Sport

Percentile
Rank within
All Sports

All
Div I

vs all
Publics

vs all
Privates

FBS

FCS

Div I

(Non-
Football)

Men's Baseball (297)

975

938

60th-70th

40th-50th

967

962

978

971

967

964

Basketball (346)

960

950

50th-60th

20th-30th

957

952

968

961

955

954

Cross Country (312)

993

974

70th-80th

70th-80th

977

972

986

981

975

974

Football (244)

977

982

80th-90th

40th-50th

951

947

964

957

947

882

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