The NCAA released its latest academic progress rate scores on Wednesday and the University of Wisconsin football team fared well.
The Badgers ranked third in the Big Ten Conference, with a score of 975, for the 2010-11 academic year. Northwestern ranked first at 995, the highest scored in the Football Bowls Subdivision and tied with Davidson for the highest score among all football teams.
Ohio State is second at 988, the fourth-best APR score in the FBS.
The APR measures how well teams retain athletes and move them toward graduation over a four-year period. Division I teams with a score of 930 can be hit with restrictions, including scholarship reductions, reduced practice time and, in the worst cases, be banned from the postseason.
The only Big Ten school near the danger threshold is Minnesota at 932, which also went through a coaching change.
Here are the APR scores for Big Ten football teams:
1, Northwestern, 995; 2, Ohio State, 988; 3, Wisconsin, 975; 4, Penn State, 971; 5, Nebraska, 966; 6, Indiana, 964; 7, Purdue, 950; 8, Illinois, 953; 9, Iowa, 949; 10, Michigan State, 943; 11, Michigan, 943; 12, Minnesota, 932.