Football: APR report

Cal had its second-worst showing in the APR that was released today by the NCAA. The Bears’ multi-year APR came in at 949. Only the 945 the program registered in 2004-05 — the first year of the APR — has been worse for the Bears.

Also, Cal’s APR this year put it just in the 50th-60th percentile among football programs across the country. That is the Bears’ worst performance in terms of percentile. The 945 in 2004-05 was good for the 60th-70th percentile.

Cal’s score this year puts the program sixth in the Pac-10, in the last year of the conference. Stanford is first at 977, followed by Oregon State (959), UCLA (956), USC (952), Arizona (951), Cal, Washington (946), Oregon (941), Arizona State (940) and Washington State (925).

The APR is calculated based on eligibility and the retention of players. The APR is based on an average over the previous four years, with this year’s report ending with the 2009-10 academic year. The Bears may have been hurt by early defections in recent years by players such as Marshawn Lynch, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Morrah and Jahvid Best. But obviously there are schools all around the conference and country that have players leave early for the pros.

For Cal’s  complete report, including all of its sports, click here.

To search complete APR data, click here.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • c98

    Nah, that troll was on other boards before this one. Amy has been around for a very long time.

    It’s just some sad, lonely person, probably with psychiatric problems, who has some weird obsession with Cal (who knows what the reason is or if there is one).

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    For the record, I am not JO. I possess far more in depth football knowledge than he does. Why should my posts be deleted. I don’t call people names. I am respectful. I know football. My abilities balance out the shallowness of the many posters on this board. Who wants a bunch of homers? End your pablum and learn something about football and maybe just maybe you wouldn’t need me around this blog.

  • rollonubears

    what is “depth football knowledge?”

  • Larry


    Honestly, have you ever PLAYED football at any level?

  • Will

    $20 says the troll used a thesaurus to come up with the word “pablum”

  • Caladan

    “I suppose every conference has their Ohio State, and SC is ours. Just like every board has their troll and MoreNCsarecoming is ours. Hopefully, our troll has the good taste to shut up and disappear for awhile.”

    It unfortunately appears that MoreNCsarecoming is indeed completely lacking in good taste. So…HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

  • go8ears

    Hey moren, you respond to every little thing that ppl here say about you. What do you say to some ppl’s claims that they think you might be suffering from some mental/mood problems? It seems like that’s the general spoken/non-spoken assessment of you and your posts here.. including myself.

  • cmrbear

    Where did you play morescarecoming? And do you post on other Pac12 blogs or just Cal’s?

  • Larry

    My post was deleted again!? I just gave the correct spelling of ‘pabulum’ and my post gets deleted?

  • nickle

    Larry, I had my post(s) deleted too when responding to moron. Needless to say I was pretty upset when I realized that happened. No warning nor any notification of which standard I’ve broken. I thought it was a legitimate response.

    I was once a regular on this website but seriously lost respect for whoever is administering this site (is it JO?), especially considering the fact that moron’s posts never, ever get deleted even though almost every single one of his/her post does not contribute to any football related discussion and is flat out intended simply to anger Cal fans.

    Simply, in my opinion, there’s no integrity on this website.

  • Will

    JO’s a businessman. He knows Moron is good for getting hits.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Has anyone added up the number of your football players majoring in Social Welfare, Sociology and American Studies.It is quite embarassing don’t you think. You put them into these gimmee programs and your APR is still laughable.

  • BlueNGold

    Moron has (hardly surprising)an exceedingly selective memory about its predictions. Its easy to hoot and crow about the ones it gets right because it predicts Cal to lose every game. However on one in particular, it was totally wrong- by claiming that the NCAA would never sanction the Sleazy Cheaters because ‘they [NCAA] need us [the Sleazy Cheaters]more than we need them’. No kidding!

  • Go8ears

    Moren might be good for business of running this site, but certainly not good for keeping the quality and integrity of this site that’s supposed to be about Cal sports and celebration of them by their fans. Let’s just ignore the troll. It was working for awhile. I am tired of this never-ending, inane bickering between the hateful sociopath and those he always manages to stir..