A Follow Up on the APR Data: Football Trends

On Tuesday, I looked at the average APR figures from the 2004-2005 to 2009-2010 seasons across the Pac-12. But, many will point out that averages do not show the whole picture. Perhaps some schools started out low, but perhaps since the implementation of the APR they have put a real emphasis on improving the educational opportunities for their student-athletes and have shown some real growth. Perhaps others started out high, but when they changed coaches no longer put an emphasis on academics and saw it decline.

In education, I know as an educator who looks at this data statistically to draw conclusions, it is often best to examine trends and see who is showing growth, not just who is the highest. There are so many socio-economic factors such as demographics and geographic location that can affect the raw scores. But, if a school is showing growth, then that is better than one who is high, but stagnant or losing ground.

So, because it is best to look at APR trends, rather than average figures, I have plotted the APR trends for the Pac-12 in football for all of the schools. I grouped them into 4-school pods to make the visualizations easier. It also gives you a good idea of how schools compare in geographically similar areas. I’ll leave it to you to make your own judgements. We’d love to see your comments about what you think the data means, if anything.  Below each chart is the raw data that comes directly from the NCAA APR website. Tomorrow I’ll post the trend data for Men’s Basketball.

 

 Pacific Northwest

California

Desert Southwest 

 

School Year APR
Arizona State University 2005 – 2006 926
Arizona State University 2006 – 2007 933
Arizona State University 2007 – 2008 945
Arizona State University 2008 – 2009 945
Arizona State University 2009 – 2010 940
Oregon State University 2004 – 2005 910
Oregon State University 2005 – 2006 913
Oregon State University 2006 – 2007 926
Oregon State University 2007 – 2008 930
Oregon State University 2008 – 2009 947
Oregon State University 2009 – 2010 959
Stanford University 2004 – 2005 995
Stanford University 2005 – 2006 984
Stanford University 2006 – 2007 986
Stanford University 2007 – 2008 984
Stanford University 2008 – 2009 976
Stanford University 2009 – 2010 977
University of Arizona 2005 – 2006 883
University of Arizona 2006 – 2007 902
University of Arizona 2007 – 2008 924
University of Arizona 2008 – 2009 940
University of Arizona 2009 – 2010 951
UC Berkeley 2004 – 2005 945
UC Berkeley 2005 – 2006 965
UC Berkeley 2006 – 2007 967
UC Berkeley 2007 – 2008 970
UC Berkeley 2008 – 2009 969
UC Berkeley 2009 – 2010 949
UCLA 2004 – 2005 915
UCLA 2005 – 2006 931
UCLA 2006 – 2007 941
UCLA 2007 – 2008 948
UCLA 2008 – 2009 953
UCLA 2009 – 2010 956
University of Oregon 2004 – 2005 900
University of Oregon 2005 – 2006 912
University of Oregon 2006 – 2007 921
University of Oregon 2007 – 2008 935
University of Oregon 2008 – 2009 942
University of Oregon 2009 – 2010 941
University of Southern California 2004 – 2005 929
University of Southern California 2005 – 2006 947
University of Southern California 2006 – 2007 948
University of Southern California 2007 – 2008 956
University of Southern California 2008 – 2009 965
University of Southern California 2009 – 2010 952
University of Washington 2004 – 2005 935
University of Washington 2005 – 2006 942
University of Washington 2006 – 2007 948
University of Washington 2007 – 2008 954
University of Washington 2008 – 2009 948
University of Washington 2009 – 2010 946
Washington State University 2004 – 2005 935
Washington State University 2005 – 2006 930
Washington State University 2006 – 2007 916
Washington State University 2007 – 2008 918
Washington State University 2008 – 2009 918
Washington State University 2009 – 2010 925
University of Utah 2004 – 2005 954
University of Utah 2005 – 2006 949
University of Utah 2006 – 2007 944
University of Utah 2007 – 2008 954
University of Utah 2008 – 2009 949
University of Utah 2009 – 2010 956
University of Colorado 2004 – 2005 948
University of Colorado 2005 – 2006 934
University of Colorado 2006 – 2007 929
University of Colorado 2007 – 2008 929
University of Colorado 2008 – 2009 920
University of Colorado 2009 – 2010 929

 

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