The 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate scores were announced by the NCAA today for all its member institutions. This year marked the new standard for qualifying for postseason competition and eight schools found themselves below the more stringent 930 multiyear mark.
Alabama State, Appalachian State, Florida A&M, Houston Baptist, Lamar, San Jose State, Central Arkansas and Milwaukee, will all sit out the 2014-15 postseason by failing to meet the four-year average of 930. Appalachian State has filed a waiver request that is still pending according to the NCAA website.
Teams who fall below the 930 mark can still qualify for the postseason provided that they meet other criteria such as:
- Averaging over a 940 APR during the previous two seasons. This is the last year that teams can still qualify in this way if they don't meet the four-year average.
- The school is a low-resource institution as identified by the NCAA
- The school was facing a second season in a row of not qualifying, yet had averaged 950 or higher in the past two years.