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Northwestern, Duke lead football APR rates

Chris Chase
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Northwestern and Duke were among the leaders in the NCAA's annual football APR, which measures something or other about academic progress and graduation rates; we're not really sure. It's like a scholarly BCS.

In that vain, even though Boise State was tied with Duke for No. 2 behind Northwestern, we left the Broncos out of our mythical national title game based on schedule/syllabus strength.

Louisville was ranked last amongst BCS teams.

Team Speed Kills has a handy, graphic breakdown of the all rates from BCS schools. A list of the best and worst schools from each conference is below.

ACC

Top -- Duke (981)

Bottom -- Maryland (931)

Average -- 961 (1st)

BIG EAST

Top -- Rutgers (982)

Bottom -- Louisville (911)

Average -- 952 (4th)

BIG TEN

Top -- Northwestern (995)

Bottom -- Minnesota (932)

Average -- 960 (2nd)

BIG 12

Top -- Missouri (972)

Bottom -- Oklahoma State (928)

Average -- 951 (5th)

PAC-10

Top -- Stanford (977)

Bottom -- Washington State (933)

Average -- 949 (6th)

SEC

Top -- Vanderbilt (978)

Bottom -- Tennessee (931)

Average -- 956 (3rd)

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