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Idaho, UNLV among the college football programs facing APR penalties from NCAA

Idaho Vandals footballIdaho is barred from the 2014-15 college football postseason due to low APR scores.(William Mancebo/Getty Images)

The NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate scores on Wednesday measuring the academic progress of Division I athletes.

Idaho and UNLV are among the nine football teams barred from participating in the 2014-15 postseason after posting substandard scores. Oklahoma State narrowly avoided the same penalty. In all, 36 Division I teams will be ineligible to compete after this fall’s regular season because of deficient APR performance.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on the rates of the past four academic years (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13). Teams must have APRs of 930, up from 900 last season, or an average of 940 over the previous two years, to avoid a postseason ban. Some programs that fell below 930, including Oklahoma State, incurred other penalties, such as practice restrictions.

The five Football Bowl Subdivision programs that scored highest are Duke (992), Northwestern (991), Wisconsin (989), Utah State (988) and Boise State (988). The average four-year APR rose two points in football from last year, to 951.

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