Missouri, Alabama lead all SEC teams in Academic Progress Rate

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The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rate numbers today.

The NCAA describes the Academic Progress Rate (APR) as ‘a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term’. The multi-year rates cover a four-year period from 2008-09 through 2011-12 academic years.

The current threshold for participating in the postseason is 900, but that will rise to 930 in 2014. And Tennessee is flirting with disaster and repercussions being the only team in the SEC that didn’t score 930. Obviously, the APR numbers reflect Derek Dooley’s tenure, but Butch Jones is responsible for cleaning up Dooley’s mess, yet again.

Missouri leads the SEC with 982, followed by Alabama with 978 and Vanderbilt with 973.

Teams gain or lose points for retention, eligibility and graduation of D1 student-athletes.

Here’s how the the SEC stacked up:

  • Missouri 982
  • Alabama 978
  • Vanderbilt 973
  • Florida 968
  • Georgia 968
  • Mississippi State 967
  • South Carolina 966
  • Texas A&M 954
  • Auburn 950
  • LSU 944
  • Ole Miss 944
  • Kentucky 943
  • Arkansas 938
  • Tennessee 924

The SEC’s average last season was 956, and, collectively, the conference finished with a 957 average this year. The SEC finished middle of the pack when compared to other power conferences:

  • Big Ten 966
  • ACC 965.58
  • SEC 957
  • Pac-12 952.5
  • Big 12 947

Photo Credit: Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

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