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Iowa Ranks High Among Bowl Teams by NCAA GSR
Hawkeyes one of 17 teams at 81 or better in annual academic score
Iowa is the top ranked Big Ten team participating in a bowl game this season according to NCAA Graduation Success Rate with a score of 81.
Iowa is the top ranked Big Ten team participating in a bowl game this season according to NCAA Graduation Success Rate with a score of 81.
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Dec. 9, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa football team is receiving votes in both of the national polls, however, the Iowa Hawkeyes are firmly entrenched in the Top 25 that ranks teams that will be bowling later this month by their most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate score.

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In October, the NCAA reported that the Iowa football team had scored an 81 on the GSR - 11 points better than the national average of 70. The Hawkeyes will travel to Tampa for the 2014 Outback Bowl as one of just 17 bowl-bound teams with a GSR greater than 80 and as the highest ranked Big Ten Conference team participating in a bowl game, according to GSR.

Rice (96), Boston College and Notre Dame (94), Stanford (93), and Duke (92) rank first through fifth in the GSR Top 25. Boise State (91) is the only other bowl-bound team with a GSR of 90 or better.

The NCAA introduced the GSR in 2005 to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. Unlike the federal graduation rate, the GSR holds institutions accountable for transfer student-athletes. The GSR also accounts for mid-year enrollees and is calculated for every sport.

2013-14 BOWL GAME PARTICIPANTS BY NCAA GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE

InstitutionConference2013 NCAA GSRBowl Game
RiceConference USA96AutoZone Liberty
Boston CollegeACC94AdvoCare V100
Notre DameIndependent94New Era Pinstripe
StanfordPac-1293BCS/Rose
DukeACC92Chick-fil-A
Boise StateMountain West91Sheraton Hawaii
Miami, Fla.ACC86Russell Athletic
RutgersAmerican85New Era Pinstripe
Northern IllinoisMid-American85S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
Utah StateWestern Athletic84S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia
NavyIndependent84Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Central FloridaConference USA83BCS/Fiesta
TulaneConference USA82R+L Carriers New Orleans
UCLAPac-1282Hyundai Sun
Georgia Southeastern82Gator
VanderbiltSoutheastern82BBVA Compass
IOWA HAWKEYESBig Ten81Outback
Colorado StateMountain West79Gildan New Mexico
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