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June 9, 2010 at 11:00 AM

APR out — UW football gets a 948, all Pac-10 teams avoid penalties

The Academic Progress Rate numbers are out for this year, and the Huskies have done just fine, with a score of 948 for football (925 is considered a benchmark for avoiding penalties such as scholarship reductions). This is the four-year score assessing the academic progress of the program.
In fact, the entire Pac-10 has avoided penalties this year, not just in football but in all sports. The NCAA said in a press release that overall, numbers are up across the board.
According to the press release: “The overall multi-year Division I APR is 967, up three points from last year. In the high-profile sports, football’s average four-year APR is 944, up five points over last year; men’s basketball is 940, up seven points; and baseball is 954, up eight points.”
Here’s how Pac-10 football teams rated (and remember that these are four-year averages):
Stanford, 976
Cal, 969
USC, 965
UCLA, 953
Washington, 948
Oregon State, 947
Arizona State, 945
Oregon, 942
Arizona, 940
WSU, 918
(As for the inevitable question about WSU, my understanding is that in some cases, when scores are below the 925, schools avoid penalties if they are showing progress. WSU got hit with eight scholarship losses a few years ago when it had a one-year score of 874.)
Here are UW’s scores in all sports:
Baseball, 960
Football, 948
Men’s Basketball, 990
Men’s Cross Country, 978
Men’s Golf, 956
Men’s Soccer, 961
Men’s Swimming, 960
Men’s Tennis, 987
Men’s Track, Indoor, 946
Men’s Track, Outdoor, 948
Softball, 964
Women’s Basketball, 978
Women’s Cross Country, 982
Women’s Golf, 1000
Women’s Gymnastics, 995
Women’s Rowing, 984
Women’s Soccer, 994
Women’s Swimming, 992
Women’s Tennis, 961
Women’s Track, Indoor, 974
Women’s Track, Outdoor, 978
Women’s Volleyball, 972
Here’s how the NCAA defines these numbers:

Each Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below 925 out of 1,000 can face penalties, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on practice and competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance.

UPDATE —- Here are all the numbers for football. Most noteworthy is that Idaho will be docked six scholarships and Colorado four. Colorado is the lone BCS school penalized for football.
UPDATE NUMBER TWO — Someone asked about the numbers for all the Big 12 schools, given all the expansion talk, so here they are:
Baylor, 945
Iowa State, 926
Kansas State, 934
Oklahoma State, 945
Texas A&M, 934
Texas Tech, 944
Colorado, 920
Kansas, 952,
Missouri, 958,
Nebraska, 950
Oklahoma, 962
Texas, 947
UPDATE NUMBER THREE — Here’s a good overview of the whole thing from USA Today noting that Portland State will be barred from the NCAA men’s basketball tournament next season.

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