Chicago State and UIC didn't fare so well.
Full numbers, the change season-to-season, and some numbers from around the leagues after the jump.
Here's how the Chicago Five fared in the 2009-2010 report. The 2008-2009 numbers are in parentheses. A score of 1,000 is the best possible.
- DePaul 1,000 (987)
- Northwestern 990 (1,000)
- Loyola (tied) 990 (990)
- UIC 918 (931)
- Chicago State 823 (818)
Chicago State first received public notice with the 2006-2007 report that penalties would be incurred if grades didn't improve. Since then not much progress has been made. CSU has now received its fifth straight sub-900 year, and the penalties are getting harsher.
The Cougars are admonished in the 2009-2010 report with three historical sanctions -- the most significant kind -- that take away two scholarships, reduce practices and implement a post-season ban. Four other teams, Cal-State Northridge, Grambling, Louisiana-Monroe and Southern-Baton Rouge also received a post-season ban.
UIC received an immediate penalty in this latest report which prevents the school from re-assigning Zavion Neely's lost scholarship to another student-athlete.
According to a report from the NCAA, the Ivy League received the most public recognition rewards overall.
Butler (1,000) was tops in the Horizon League (Loyola was second and UIC last); Northwestern was third to Michigan State (995) and Penn State (995) in the Big Ten; DePaul took top honors in the Big East, while UConn lost two scholarships for its rating (893); and the University of North Dakota (961) was best among independents. The average for all D-I basketball teams was 945.