The NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate report was released today and the bottom line is good news for UW: General improvement, third-best score in Pac-10 football, no scholarship losses.
Stanford led all Pacific-10 football programs with an APR of 986, followed by California (967), Washington (948), Southern California (948), UCLA (941), Arizona State (933), Oregon State (926), Oregon (921), WSU (916) and Arizona (902).
Washington also had an APR of 943 for men's basketball.
The NCAA average is 934 for football and 928 for men's basketball, and the benchmark score is 925.
"Of course we always want to be the best, and it would be nice to be No. 1 in APR in all sports," said John Morris, UW senior associate athletic director for compliance and student development. "Sometimes that's a challenge with a school like Stanford in the conference. All in all, I think we feel pretty good about it. None of our sports are at risk of having any penalties under the APR. Most of them are trending upward in the last year or two, so I think all in all we feel pretty good about it."
They're not feeling nearly as good at Washington State, which will be hit with the loss of eight football scholarships.
Also penalized was USC hoops, which loses two scholarships. Here are the details on that.