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Florida State Has Country's Worst Multi-Year APR Among Power 5 Schools

Florida State fans holding their hands up.

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 22: Florida State Seminoles fans hold up four fingers during the fourth quater against the Boston College Eagles during the game at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles defeated the Eagles 20-17. (Photo by Jeff Gammons/Getty Images)

The NCAA released today its Academic Progress Rate for college football programs for the 2016-17 year. One major college football program saw its score rise quite a bit, but it remains the lowest among all Power 5 programs when it comes to the multi-year score.

Schools need to have a four-year average over 930 to remain eligible to compete for championships. The scores go up to 1,000.

Florida State is the college football program with the worst multi-year score among all Power 5 programs.

The Seminoles' score rose significantly from 2015-16 to 2016-17, but it remains the lowest in the country.


FSU's APR rating was among the lowest in the country throughout Jimbo Fisher's tenure in Tallahassee.

The past three years had seen FSU's single-year rating fall from 956 in 2012-13 to 946 in 2013-14 to 934 in 2014-15 and finally to 918 in 2015-16. The 2016-17 rating is the program's highest rating since 2010-11 (971).

The football program still has the worst multi-year APR rating among all Power-5 programs and the 20th worst APR rating across all 250 teams despite the significant increase.

The next closest Power-5 team is Kansas at 945 -- 39th lowest -- and the next lowest ACC team is North Carolina -- 97th lowest -- at 960.

SB Nation provided more details about the APR and how it will affect college football's 2018 bowl season. You can read that here.