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October 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM

UW fares well in grad rates report

Today marked the NCAA’s annual release of graduation reports for all sports.

What I figure most fans usually care about is just that their team doesn’t have a number that causes any sort of embarrassment for the school.

UW fans needn’t worry as the Washington football team again fared well, ranking second in the Pac-12 at 74 percent in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate for the classes of 2002-2005. The NCAA also provides the Federal Graduation Rate as a way to compare athletes to the general student population. The GSR is considered a better number since it does not penalize schools for players who transfer out (or declare early for drafts) as long they are in good academic standing when they leave.

For UW, this means these numbers cover the last two recruiting classes for Rick Neuheisel in 2002 and 2003 (he signed the 2003 class before being fired that summer), the 2004 class signed by Keith Gilbertson and the 2005 class signed by Tyrone Willingham.

Here is a link to the Pac-12 football numbers. And here is a link to a release from UW about its numbers.

Here is the rating of Pac-12 football programs by GSR:

Stanford 90
Washington 74
Utah 66
Oregon 64
Arizona State 63
Colorado 63
UCLA 62
Oregon State 60
USC 57
Arizona 53
WSU 53
Cal 48

The surprise there might be Cal ranking at the bottom. Jon Wilner has a good explanation of that.

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