I attended William and Mary on a physics scholarship and took honors English. I admit my language SAT score was only 798 (at least my math SAT was 800. If I wrote a paper using AP Style I would have been rewarded with an F. At least one of the content sites I write on (Textbroker) rates all articles on strict AP Style.
Does anyone else find AP style sometimes illogical? Sometimes they suggest rewording that totally changes the meaning of what I said. And dropping the Oxford comma goes counter many years of classes in proper English. I find many sources online (many academic) which say AP style should only be used for newspapers.