Teams from Washington and Washington State generally reflected a national uptick in Academic Progress Rate scores released Tuesday, and the UW men’s basketball team posted the highest figure in its sport in the Pac-12.
The UW football team had a multiyear score over four classes (2008-12) of 954, while the WSU football program recorded a 942. The Huskies had a 949 multiyear mark in football a year ago, and the Cougars 933.
Scores are based on eligibility, retention and graduation. A 900 score, or 930 in the past two years, is required for programs to be eligible for postseason play, and the standard will rise to a 930 four-year level by 2014.
Washington’s men’s basketball team rose from a 979 score a year ago to 985, a point better than both Stanford and Colorado.
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Nationally, the all-sport average is 974, but the numbers are lower in high-profile sports. The football average is 949 (954 among Football Bowl Subdivision programs), which stayed steady from 2012 but which has risen by six points in the past five years.
The average men’s basketball APR is 952, up two points from 2012 and 12 points from 2007.
Pac-12 football scores
Stanford 978, Utah 963, Oregon State 957, Arizona 956, UCLA 956, Washington 954, Oregon 951, Colorado 946, USC 945, Washington State 942, Arizona State 937, California 935.
Pac-12 men’s basketball scores
Washington 985, Stanford 984, Colorado 984, Utah 979, Arizona State 973, Arizona 969, Oregon State 965, Washington State 957, USC 957, California 955, UCLA 951, Oregon 918.
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