When it comes to the NCAA’s academic progress reports, the SEC does pretty well. Not as well as the two leagues expected to rank on top, but pretty well overall.
According to recently released APR numbers, the SEC trails the ACC, Big Ten and the Mountain West in terms of average APR per football team.
Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com has more on the topic here, including a look at the 10 best and 10 worst coaches according to APR numbers (none are from the SEC).
Below is the average APR number for football programs broken down by conference:
||Avg. APR # of Programs
For all the heat the SEC takes over academics and roster turnover, this year’s numbers are a pleasant surprise. So take that, Pac-12. You too, Texas. For an Ivy League wannabe the Longhorns sure seem to be slummin’ it in the Big 12. (And, yes, we realize this is an over-the-top reaction to one year’s worth of data… just having some fun, folks.)