Missouri, South Carolina lead all SEC football teams in Academic Progress Rate

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Missouri

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 for the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

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The current threshold for participating in the postseason is 930, and Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas scored just about the benchmark.

Missouri and South Carolina lead the SEC with 980, followed by Alabama with 975 and Mississippi State with 974.

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

Here’s how the SEC stacked up, football-wise:

  • Missouri 980
  • South Carolina 980
  • Alabama 975
  • Mississippi State 974
  • Vanderbilt 974
  • Texas A&M 971
  • Florida 969
  • Georgia 967
  • Auburn 965
  • LSU 946
  • Ole Miss 946
  • Kentucky 937
  • Arkansas 935
  • Tennessee 932

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Here’s a look at the SEC teams’ average APR across all sports:

  • Vanderbilt 991.56
  • Missouri 987.85
  • Alabama 983.86
  • Georgia 982.55
  • Kentucky 981.36
  • Florida 980.48
  • Auburn 980.45
  • South Carolina 980.16
  • Ole Miss 978.76
  • LSU 976.80
  • Tennessee 975.65
  • Mississippi State 974
  • Arkansas 970.16
  • Texas A&M 969.11

The SEC football’s average was 957 last year, and the conference improved to a 961 average. The SEC finished in the middle of the pack when compared to other power conferences:

  • Big Ten 970
  • ACC 967
  • SEC 961
  • Pac-12 957
  • Big 12 949

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  • Congrats Tigers and Gamecocks, special congrats to Mizzou for being at the top two years in a row. The SEC currently has a division champion that is also near the top of the nation’s academic success stories. Not every conference can say that.

  • M-I-Z!!! S-E-C!!! Very proud of our Tigers. Two years in-a-row! Work and win on the field and in the classroom.