Clemson's 983 football APR ranks second in the ACC to Duke's 992

Seven ACC programs scored 970 or above; defending national champ FSU has 958; UNC last at 938

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December Graduation - Josh Watson - Sociology - Football

Clemson's nationally-recognized football APR of 983 ranks second in the ACC to Duke's 992, tied with Georgia Tech.

Eleven of the 14 programs that competed in the ACC in 2012-13 exceeded the national football average of 951.

Duke, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida State, NC State, Maryland and UNC all saw an increase in APR from last year’s numbers.

The ACC's multi-year APR scores for football include Duke, 992; Clemson, 983; Georgia Tech, 983; Boston College, 981; Virginia Tech, 977; Miami, 972: Wake Forest, 970; Syracuse, 965; Pittsburgh, 961; Florida State, 958; Virginia, 956; Maryland, 950; NC State, 950; North Carolina, 938.

Louisville, which replaces Maryland as an ACC member next month, had an APR of 947.

Overall, athletic teams from ACC schools continue to be among the top APR performers.

Division I institutions are held accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the APR, a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term.

The Committee on Academic Performance oversees the Academic Performance Program, which sets policies and recommends legislative changes to the Board of Directors, which has the final say on rules changes in Division I.

Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams were required to post a minimum 900 four-year average 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.

ACC Highlights include:

• All 58 ACC football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball programs exceeded the required 930 APR average

• 10 women’s basketball teams are above the 973 national APR average

• 9 men’s basketball teams are above the national 957 APR average

• 11 baseball teams are above the Division I 967 APR average

• 11 football teams are above the FBS 956 APR average

• Louisville, which joins the ACC on July 1, 2014, achieved a perfect 1,000 APR score

• No ACC teams are subject to APR penalties for the third straight year

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Comments » 5

33dtb writes:

and Duke is evidently smart enough to build an O-Line.

Bigboots writes:

If you are suggesting Clemson is not building an O-line, you should drop your keyboard into a Port-A-John.

Thumbcat writes:

LOL at UNC. All the fake classes and grade changes and they still have the lowest APR.

33dtb writes:

in response to Bigboots:

If you are suggesting Clemson is not building an O-line, you should drop your keyboard into a Port-A-John.

only just very lately.

CU grad, player, fan and once a coach of the game of football.

...It started with the "late/great TB" , who mistakenly thought he was too smart to need an O-Line. ........he was the Moron, but then I guess you were a fan.

"Power Line '89"

Bigboots writes:

Always a fan.
And hearty congratulations on being a grad and a player. Me too.
The point was your failure to recognize the current staff's recent success recruiting some of the best linemen in the country.
It takes an incredibly negative outlook to twist a story about academic success into a criticism of player personnel and recruiting, especially in light of recent developments.
Sure glad most of these young men won't have a coach with that attitude.

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