The Washington Times - May 7, 2009, 08:52AM

APR day has come and gone, and while I probably should have mentioned it yesterday, in reality I was more worried about the cracked radiator I had to deal with and get fixed.

Anyway, no penalties for Maryland – despite the basketball score of 912, still below the cut score of 925.

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The problem was and remains the mass exodus after the 2006 season. Nik Caner-Medley, Travis Garrison, Sterling Ledbetter and Chris McCray all bolted (as did John Gilchrist before them), and that’s the sort of thing that will keep a score low. And since this is a four-year window from 2004-05 to 2007-08, those decisions will hang around for a while.

Yes, Gilchrist still factors into these numbers.

Anyway, assuming Dave Neal doesn’t do something bizarre in the next few weeks, the Terps will have graduated six of their last eight scholarship seniors (it’s eight of 10 according to Gary Williams‘ walk-on-inflated math). And it would seem the stories about local graduation rates and the like won’t be quite so Maryland-centric going forward.

So where does Maryland rank in the ACC in APR in both football and basketball? Well, last in both, although football was above the cut score and basketball didn’t face any penalties. Here’s a rundown:

MEN’S BASKETBALL

N.C. State: 995
Duke: 989
North Carolina: 989
Miami: 964
Wake Forest: 963
Boston College: 952
Virginia Tech: 943
Florida State: 933
Virginia: 932
Clemson: 929
Georgia Tech: 914
Maryland: 912

FOOTBALL

Duke: 980
Miami: 977
Boston College: 970
Wake Forest: 966
Georgia Tech: 957
Clemson: 955
North Carolina: 947
Virginia: 937
N.C. State: 933
Florida State: 932
Virginia Tech: 932
Maryland: 931

Patrick Stevens