PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers is No. 1 in college football, at least academically.

According to the NCAA's latest figures for academic progress rate, the Scarlet Knights led all Football Bowl Subdivision members with a score of 992.

The score was the best ever posted by a football program in the football bowl subdivision, topping the previous record of 986 set by Stanford in 2008.

The four-year APR score covered the academic years of 2005-06 through 2008-09.

It marked the third straight year that Rutgers football team was ranked in the top three nationally in multiyear APR rates, the only public university to do so.

Air Force (988), Rice (987), Northwestern (986) and Duke (983) rounded out the top five in the NCAA report.