- Edward Aschoff, ESPN Staff Writer
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The NCAA released its full academic progress rates Wednesday, and yet again each SEC football program is free from penalties after their academic performances.
The Academic Progress Rate (APR) measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of Division 1 student-athletes. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11 academic years.
Teams scoring below 930 out of 1,000 can face penalties, such as scholarship reductions and restrictions on practice and competition.
Vanderbilt led the SEC with a multiyear APR of 978, while Florida and Missouri tied for second (972). Tennessee, which tied Arkansas for last in last year's APR (937), finished last in the SEC with an APR of 931.
The average APR for the SEC is 956, which is up from last year (955.4).
Note: This average doesn't include Missouri or Texas A&M because they weren't a part of the SEC for the last four years.
Here's a look at each SEC school's APR, including Mizzou and Texas A&M:
Vanderbilt -- 978
Florida -- 972
Missouri -- 972
Alabama -- 970
Georgia -- 970
South Carolina -- 966
LSU -- 964
Mississippi State -- 959
Kentucky -- 951
Texas A&M -- 946
Auburn -- 943
Arkansas -- 936
Ole Miss -- 933
Tennessee -- 931