The NCAA released its annual APR numbers today, and the Washington football program is again well above the limit needed to avoid penalties.
UW’s foottball team has a four-year multi-year rating of 949 (encompassing the years 2007-07 to 2010-11) which is right about at the NCAA average of 948 and is sixth among Pac-12 schools.
As a reminder, the APR (or Academic Progress Rate) is — to use the definition supplied by UW — a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division 1 student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates. It tracks the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
A UW press release notes that the school had perfect scores of 1,000 in women’s soccer, gymnastics, and men’s tennis programs and received public recognition from the NCAA for their APR marks. A score below 900 puts a team in danger of being banned from the post-season (though that number will eventually rise to 930). Here’s an AP story revealing the teams that will be banned from the post-season this year — none are in the Pac-12.
As far as Pac-12 football, here are the numbers:
1, Stanford, 977
2, Utah, 966
3, UCLA, 956
4, Oregon State, 955
5, Arizona, 951
6, Washington, 949
7, Oregon, 948
8, USC, 947
9, Colorado, 938
10, Arizona State, 937
11, Cal, 936
12, Washington State, 933
Since the instituting of the APR with the 2004-05 academic year, UW’s numbers been between 935 (in 2004-05) and 954 (the high mark in 2007-08).