Villanova ranks well in APR

Mitchell Leff

The NCAA has released their Academic Progress Rates which measures the classroom performance of every Division I team. These newest multi-year rating are for 2009-10 through 2012-13 and Villanova's ratings are quite admirable.

'Nova received a multi-year score of 930 or better for all 24 of its Division I sports, meaning it will not face any sort penalty for next season.

The NCAA describes the APR as a “ team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term.” Universities gain points for retaining players and maintaining their academic eligibility. They lose points for players who struggle in the classroom or leave school. Players who leave in poor academic standing are especially costly.

On the Women's side, Water Polo, Volleyball, Tennis, and Rowing all had perfect 1000 scores. For the Men, Tennis, Lacrosse, Golf, and Cross Country achieved that perfection.

Looking at the high visibility sports, the Men's Basketball team posted a score of 983 and Football, a 961.

Across the Big East, Villanova's 983 is second highest to Butler's 985. St. John's has the conference's lowest score at 942.

Big East Men's Basketball APR

School Multi-Year Rate
Butler Bulldogs 985
Villanova Wildcats 983
Seton Hall Pirates 979
Georgetown Hoyas 973
Creighton Bluejays 972
DePaul Blue Demons 960
Marquette Golden Eagles 959
Xavier Musketeers 958
Providence Friars 947
St. John's Red Storm 942

Villanova Academic Progress Rates

Sport Multi-Year Rate
Women's Water Polo 1000
Women's Volleyball 1000
Women's Tennis 1000
Women's Rowing 1000
Men's Tennis 1000
Men's Lacrosse 1000
Men's Golf 1000
Men's Cross Country 1000
Women's Swimming 997
Softball 996
Men's Soccer 996
Women's Track, Outdoor 993
Women's Track, Indoor 993
Women's Basketball 991
Women's Soccer 990
Women's Lacrosse 989
Women's Cross Country 989
Field Hockey 988
Men's Swimming 984
Men's Basketball 983
Men's Track, Outdoor 977
Men's Track, Indoor 977
Baseball 974
Football 961

Villanova Men's Basketball APR History

Academic Year Multi-Year Rate
2012 - 2013 983
2011 - 2012 978
2010 - 2011 978
2009 - 2010 974
2008 - 2009 980
2007 - 2008 985
2006 - 2007 990
2005 - 2006 993
2004 - 2005 1000

As proud as we are of our Villanova athletes, these Wildcats are getting it done in the class as well.

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