staff, June 11, 2013

The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress rate scores Tuesday, and the Big Ten came in No. 1 among the BCS conferences in football. The Northwestern football team led the nation with a score of 996, three points ahead of second-place Boise State, and Wisconsin (tied fourth) and Ohio State (tied seventh) also landed in the top 10.

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Best APR scores (Big Ten football)
Northwestern 996 (1st in nation)
Wisconsin 985 (T-4th in nation)
Ohio State 982 (T-7th in nation)
Nebraska 972
Indiana 963
Iowa 961
Penn State 961
Illinois 960
Michigan State 955
Minnesota 955
Purdue 953
Michigan 951

Best APR scores of power conferences
Big Ten 964.9
ACC 964.5
SEC 957.1
Pac-12 952.5
Big 12 947.1