NCAA's New APR Scores Standard Includes Football Bowl Games Too

The NCAA's plan to raise minimum academic progress rate scores from 900 to 930 would severely limit the number of basketball teams that could enter the NCAA Tournament, based on the scores turned in last year. The SWAC, for one, would have had only one tourney-eligible team. Other tournament-based sports would also see their available pool of competitors diminished.

Did you know Division I football gets to be included too? FCS teams play in a tournament, so of course they're in, but even FBS' bowl system, despite being totally meaningless, is subject to the new standard as well, per the NCAA's official release.

And that's not all! The NCAA also voted to ensure itself greater power:

The Division I Board of Directors adopted a Legislative Council recommendation that the number of schools required to initiate an override of legislative action be increased to 75 from 30, effective immediately.

The Council recommended the increase because the number of active Division I members has increased significantly since the original number was set. The Board's action also increased the number of requests necessary to suspend legislation from 100 to 125.

Fun stuff.

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