John Heisler | May 2017
Twelve University of Notre Dame athletic teams earned 1,000 scores—more perfect scores than any other NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision school except one--in the annual set of Academic Progress Rate statistics issued today by the NCAA.
Every Irish athletics program again far exceeded the NCAA's APR minimum standard (930) for postseason eligibility.
Notre Dame's number of perfect scores of 1,000 has ranked either first or second among all FBS programs for 12 straight years. Leaders in the 2017 data released today are Stanford (14), Notre Dame (12) and Boston College (11).
Notre Dame led the FBS schools in 1,000 scores in 2016 (with 16), 2015 (with an institutional record 17), 2013 and 2012 (both with 12), 2009 (with nine), 2008 (with eight, tied with Duke) and 2006 (with 14, tied with Boston College). Notre Dame finished second in number of 1,000 scores in 2017, 2014, 2011, 2010 and 2007.