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Nine Division I programs receive postseason bans

The NCAA released its 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores for Division I football programs, and a total of nine schools will receive postseason bans as a result of falling below the 930 multi-year threshold.

Of the nine, two are FBS and seven are FCS. Of the seven in FCS, six hail from the HBCU conferences of the MEAC and SWAC.


Multi-Year APR



St. Francis (Pa.) 


Prairie View A&M 




Florida A&M 


Arkansas-Pine Bluff 


Alabama State


Savannah State


Mississippi Valley State 


In addition to a postseason ban, each school will receive in-season practice restrictions with instructions to funnel that time back into academics, while Alabama State, Mississippi Valley State, Savannah State and Prairie View A&M will also receive out-of-season restrictions.

The nine schools went a combined 31-75 in 2013; only UNLV reached the postseason. 

Here is a link to the NCAA's official announcement. The NCAA notes that all teams at Southern are currently ineligible due to unusuable data. Here's hoping the folks in Baton Rouge get that sorted out. 

No school received a perfect score of 1000, but six Division I schools notched a 990 or higher: Davidson (996), Dayton (995), Dartmouth (993), Duke (992), Yale (991) and Northwestern (991). 

FBS schools that posted a 980 or higher (Duke, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Utah State, Boise State, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Boston College, South Carolina, Nebraska, Rutgers and Missouri) posted a combined record of 115-57.