Big Ten 2012-2013 Men's Basketball APR Scores - Indiana Leads

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Where the Big Ten basketball programs stand academically.

The NCAA has updated their APR database and the Big Ten basketball scores are up for the 2012-2013 season.  Regardless of timing, these scores are important to programs and can do quite a bit of damage if they sink too low (just ask UConn).

Here is what the national SBNation site included about APR scores:

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year. Scholarship student-athletes each semester receive one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, including practice restrictions and playing season reductions. Rates are an average of the past four years' performance. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis.

In order to compete in the 2014-15 postseason, teams must achieve either a 930 multi-year APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years. This approach represents the next step in a phased-in move to a standard 930 benchmark, which will be in place for most schools with next year's announcement of 2013-14 data collected in the fall of 2014.

These scores may not seem important, but give them time to add up and they can make quite an impact on a program and the school's reputation.  That's why coaches spend so much time trying to keep their scores high.  Here are the Big Ten rankings:

2012-2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball APR Scores:

Sport School State Academic Year Multi-Year Rate
Men's Basketball Indiana University, Bloomington IN 2012 - 2013 1000
Men's Basketball Michigan State University MI 2012 - 2013 980
Men's Basketball Northwestern University IL 2012 - 2013 980
Men's Basketball Pennsylvania State University PA 2012 - 2013 964
Men's Basketball Purdue University IN 2012 - 2013 985
Men's Basketball The Ohio State University OH 2012 - 2013 977
Men's Basketball University of Illinois, Champaign IL 2012 - 2013 957
Men's Basketball University of Iowa IA 2012 - 2013 971
Men's Basketball University of Michigan MI 2012 - 2013 990
Men's Basketball University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN 2012 - 2013 960
Men's Basketball University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 2012 - 2013 947
Men's Basketball University of Wisconsin, Madison WI 2012 - 2013 975

Thoughts:

The big winner is clearly Indiana with that 1000 score.  However, Michigan (990) and Purdue (985) were right on their heels.  Plus, you have a few other programs (MSU & Northwestern) at 980.  The lowest programs were Nebraska (947) and Illinois (957).  That's not exactly where those programs would like to see those scores, but there are certainly a bunch of Big Ten programs performing well here.

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