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Clemson Third Among Top 25 Public Institutions in Football Program APR

May 25, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson football program’s APR score for the 2009-10 cohort (four year period 2006-07 through 2009-10) ranks third best among the top 25 public institutions that play FBS college football. Only Rutgers and Ohio State are higher among US News & World Report’s Top 25 public institutions that play FBS level football.

Rutgers has the top figure among public institutions with a 988 figure, followed by Ohio State at 985. Clemson is third at 977, and is followed by SEC rivals Georgia and Florida at 976. Joe Paterno’s Penn State program is sixth among public institutions.

As far as all schools that play FBS Division I football, Clemson is in a tie for 12th best in the nation with private schools Stanford and Vanderbilt (also at 977). Northwestern University’s football program has the top APR for its football program with a 993 figure for the time period examined. Rutgers is second at 988 and Northern Illinois is third at 987.

US News & World Report Top 25 Public Institutions that Play FBS Football
(Ranked by Football APR Scores)
Rank School APR
1. Rutgers 988
2. Ohio State 985
3. Clemson 977
4. Georgia 976
Florida 976
6. Penn State 972
7. Wisconsin 967
8. Indiana 966
Georgia Tech 966
10. UCLA 956
11. North Carolina 955
Virginia Tech 955
13. UCONN 953
14. Pittsburgh 949
Illinois 949
California 949
17. Virginia 947
Iowa 947
19. Washington 946
20. Texas 941
21. Texas A&M 940
22. Purdue 939
23. Minnesota 935
24. Michigan 928
25. Maryland 922
Top Football APR Scores Among All Institutions
(2006-07 to 2009-10 Cohort)
Rank School APR
1. Northwestern 993
2. Rutgers 988
3. Northern Illinois 987
4. Duke 986
5. Ohio State 985
6. Rice 983
7. Boise State 981
8. Miami (FL) 979
Middle Tennessee State 979
10. Air Force 978
Navy 978
12. Clemson 977
Stanford 977
Vanderbilt 977

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