Another Top 10

March 3, 2005

The Iowa football program made two appearances on the pages of CBS.Sportsline.com this week.

In one column written by Dennis Dodd, the senior writer for the electronic publication, puts out for the world to review his “Pre-Spring Top 25” in which he has the defending Big Ten Conference co-champion Iowa Hawkeyes pegged as Southern Cal’s opponent in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series national championship game – the 2006 Rose Bowl.

Tucked near the left margin of Dodd’s article on the APR is a reference to the University of Iowa’s football program. Iowa is ranked No. 7 with a score of 974 in the chart with the heading: “The Top 10 I-A football programs in NCAA Academic Performance Rate”. Heading the list is Navy with a score of 992. Iowa is the lone representative of the Big Ten Conference.

Click HERE for the full story. And, without a doubt, this is the type of stuff that gets fans of college football in the state of Iowa excited.

In a second column written by Dodd, he sets out to explain the NCAA’s new Academic Performance Rate. Dodd writes in a third article titled “Explaining the APR” that the NCAA called the APR “the blueprint for active review of teams’ academic performance.”

Tucked near the left margin of Dodd’s article on the APR is a reference to the University of Iowa’s football program. Iowa is ranked No. 7 with a score of 974 in the chart with the heading: “The Top 10 I-A football programs in NCAA Academic Performance Rate”. Heading the list is Navy with a score of 992. Iowa is the lone representative of the Big Ten Conference.

Click HERE for the full story. And, without a doubt, this is the type of stuff that also gets fans of college football in the state of Iowa – and the parents of Iowa’s football student-athletes – excited.