Stanford joined Cornell as the only schools in Division I whose men's and women's basketball programs both had perfect 1,000 scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate, released Wednesday by the NCAA.

The Cardinal also had the top score among Pac-12 Conference football programs at 984.

APR scores are a four-year average that measure academic eligibility and retention or graduation. The APR is different from the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate, which strictly charts graduation figures.

The latest figures cover the four-year period ending with the 2012-13 academic year.

The NCAA reported that scores nationwide continue to climb, with the Division I average for football at 951, men's basketball at 957 and women's basketball at 973.

Stanford had 12 different sports score 1,000 -- the others were baseball, men's tennis, men's and women's golf, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, wrestling and softball.

  • Cal: The football program's score, released on May 5, improved from 935 to 938, thanks to a 2012-13 mark of 969. The Bears' APR still ranks just 11th in the Pac-12.

    The men's basketball team dipped from 955 last year to 939 because a perfect 1,000 single-year score from 2008-09 was pushed out of the equation. The Cal women improved from 941 last year to 954 but still rank just 11th in the conference.

    The Bears had scores of 1,000 for men's and women's tennis, women's gymnastics and women's volleyball.


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  • San Jose State: As previously self-reported, the men's basketball team will be banned from the Mountain West Conference and NCAA tournament next season after receiving an APR score of 911. SJSU is among eight Division I men's basketball programs facing a postseason ban in 2014-15.

    Before this year, SJSU's men had made APR improvements six straight years, with a peak of 940 last spring. NCAA sanctions are imposed for programs that fail to achieve either a 930 multiyear score or 940 over the previous two seasons.

    The Spartans also faces a four-hour weekly reduction in practice time next season.

    The SJSU football team saw its APR scores improve for the seventh straight year to 967. The SJSU women's basketball team, which has faced NCAA sanctions in the past, scored 947 -- its best ever.

  • Saint Mary's: The men's basketball team equaled its 976 score of a year ago, and the Gaels' women inched one point higher at 978.

  • Santa Clara: Men's basketball scored its all-time high of 984, and the women checked in at 981.

  • USF: The men's basketball team dropped five points to 950, but the Dons women had a perfect 1,000 score.

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