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APR scores are out. Instead of regurgitating the same stuff at first, I wanted to make a breakdown of the three different coaches who have been at UK since the inception of the APR system. I also wanted to look year-by-year, rather than by the standard four-year rolling number given. While the four-year has value, it can fluctuate based off what the number dropped in any given year is. In the following chart, I listed the individual scores of John Calipari, Billy Gillispie and Tubby Smith for each year at their respective schools. If their score counted toward UK’s score, I highlighted it in blue. (So Calipari’s 04-08 scores come from Memphis). All information from the NCAA database.
*Denotes a year in which UK’s APR score was attributed to two coaches. This occurred during the two coaching switches. In 06-07, Tubby Smith coached, but because Gillispie arrived before April 1 (prior to the semester’s conclusion), it counts toward both coach’s profile. Similarly, in 08-09, Gillispie’s last year, the UK score of 922 is attached to both Gillispie and Calipari (Calipari also receives the 980 from his last year in Memphis).
Next, I wanted to focus a little more on Calipari and his team’s improvement over the years. I calculated the percent differential from the national average (using 100 percent, which would be exactly at the average score, as a baseline). Note that in 2008-09 I used only his Memphis score, because that’s the one I felt he influenced and was in control of the most.
|Year||Calipari||D-I avg.||% difference|
|08-09||980 (Memphis score)||940||+4.3 %|
As evident, Calipari had below-average years in 04-05 and 05-06, but his teams have steadily improved.
Now, for some more general information:
Men’s/women’s rifle 1000
Cross country: 1000
Track, indoor: 983
Track, outdoor 983
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