Ten hoops schools faced with postseason ban this season

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

The positive: The APR (Academic Progress Rate) has improved.

The negative: Ten schools, led by UConn, are ineligible for the postseason this coming season due to insufficient academics.

The APR is in its ninth year and is based on eligibility and retention. The premise is well-intended, but the system still needs to be tweaked and refined.

The average four-year APR for men's basketball is 950, which is five points higher than a year ago. The standard for postseason access starts at 900, but climbs to a 930 over the next few years.

Fifteen overall teams won't be eligible for the postseason -- as compared to eight a year ago. Ten of the 15 are men's basketball teams:

UConn (889 multi-year rate)

Towson (873 multi-year rate)

UNC-Wilmington (890 multi-year rate)

Toledo (869 multi-year rate)

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (887 multi-year rate)

Cal State Bakersfield (879 multi-year rate)

Jacksonville State (889 multi-year rate)

Mississippi Valley State (865 multi-year rate)

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (885 multi-year rate)

Cal Riverside (887 multi-year rate)

The difficult aspect is that many of the coaches at these institutions aren't to blame for the academic issues that have plagued the program.

Besides Jim Calhoun, who has been at UConn for more than two decades, the only other coach that has been at the helm for at least five seasons is Riverside's Jim Wooldridge.

Pat Skerry (Towson), Willis Wilson (Texas A&M-CC) and Rod Barnes (Cal State Bakersfield just finished their first season at their respective schools. Buzz Peterson (UNCW) and Tod Kowalczyk (Toledo) will both enter their third year this season.

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