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Kentucky is runner-up in the Academic Performance Tournament

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Your University of Kentucky Wildcats are in the hunt to win the championship in three weeks, but did you know they’re also a contender in an NCAA tournament of another kind?

Inside Higher Ed created an Academic Performance Tournament to determine which of the 68 teams would emerge victorious if academics trumped athletic skill. The winners of each matchup are determined by Academic Progress Rate (APR) and then graduation success rate in the case of a tie, and the Wildcats won the South region and reached the final game by that criteria.

Bucknell is the tournament champion, edging out Kentucky in the championship.

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

13 Comments for Kentucky is runner-up in the Academic Performance Tournament



  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    1:09 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Suck it Bobby Knight.



  2. Mathlete
    1:15 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    But but but… but our players don’t go to school? I mean, that’s what I’ve been told by the national sports media for years! And also that Kansas’ team is full of great kids and Bill Self is a saint who poops ice cream!



  3. Shagaris Sock Puppet
    1:17 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Only thing I wanted to see came to fruition, UNC upset in the 1st round lol I guess those fake classes finally caught up to bite them in the arse.



  4. RealCatsFan
    1:27 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    I’m absolutely shocked that UNC made it to the second round. 😀



  5. RealCatsFan
    1:29 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Looks like Vandy got a bad draw against Northwestern – otherwise I would have expected them in the Elite Eight at least.



  6. runningunnin.454
    1:41 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    As Vitale would say…”Are you serious”.



  7. rickwhitetx
    1:41 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Hey! That looks exactly like my bracket.



  8. Laker Cat 18
    2:31 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Have to feel sorry for Texas Southern. They lost to North Carolina in the 1st round.



    • ClutchCargo
      2:52 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

      Texas Southern must be a completely fictitious school for them to lose to UNC.



  9. ukkatzfan
    2:57 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    How did the ville make it to final 4 ? Street smarts?



  10. UK Fan In Nashville
    3:28 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    How did Princeton not win this? lol