The NCAA on Wednesday released the latest Academic Progress Rate scores — those covering the 2017-18 school year. After knocking Stanford from the top of the list last year, Washington again topped the list this year. Their APR score of 991 ranks below only Northwestern, Duke and Clemson among Power Five football programs.

For those unfamiliar, the APR is the closest-to-real-time gauge of classroom performance and the best means of holding head coaches and athletic directors accountable for their programs.

(On both counts, the APR surpasses graduation rates.)

Here’s how the scores are calculated, per the NCAA:

  • Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
  • A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
  • In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.

The Hotline has provided below the multi-year scores for each Pac-12 football and men’s basketball team over the past five reporting cycles.

That’s an admittedly large range but one that seemingly provides an accurate depiction of the performance of each program through coaching changes and other disruptions.

Football

Washington: 977 – 974 – 984 – 986 – 991 (2017-18)

Utah: 973 – 983 – 983 – 983 – 989

Stanford: 987 – 983 – 985 – 985 – 986

Arizona State: 949 – 960 – 971 – 975 – 980

Cal: 941 – 960 – 978 – 976 – 979

USC: 948 – 959 – 968 – 973 – 972

Oregon State: 946 – 949 – 956 – 968 – 971

Oregon: 967 – 969 – 974 – 969 – 968

Colorado: 957 – 968 – 968 – 970 – 965

Washington State: 951 – 965 – 964 – 969 – 960

Arizona: 961 – 955 – 955 – 946 – 952

UCLA: 975 – 972 – 971 – 967 – 948

Basketball

Stanford: 1000 – 1000 – 1000 – 1000 – 997 (2017-18)

Washington: 984 – 971 – 986 – 986 – 986

Utah: 980 – 1000 – 990 – 985 – 980

Arizona State: 1000 – 990 – 990 – 975 – 974

Oregon State: 939 – 951 – 945 – 952 – 973

USC: 959 – 959 – 969 – 973 – 973

Colorado: 975 – 970 – 975 – 970 – 971

Washington State: 938 – 949 – 953 – 967 – 970

Cal: 954 – 960 – 970 – 970 – 961

Arizona: 1000 – 979 – 974 – 963 – 960

Oregon: 945 – 945 – 951 – 957 – 958

UCLA: 965 – 962 – 950 – 944 – 933

Oh, and don’t forget:

To be eligible for the postseason, teams must have a multi-year score of at least 930. UCLA’s basketball program had better get its problems solved, quickly.

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