Stanford, Washington lead in graduation

In the Pac-10, only Stanford and Washington are above average when it comes to football's "Graduation Success Rate (GSR)," according to figures released this week by the NCAA.

The average GSR in FBS football is 69 percent. Stanford's GSR was 86, Washington's 82. California ranked third in the conference at 65.

The GSR measures what percentage of athletes who enrolled in 2003 graduated within six years.

On the plus side, Arizona (48), Arizona State (63), Cal, USC (61) and Washington each achieved their highest rating since the measure was implemented in 1998.

The national average for all sports is 79 percent.

As for future Pac-12 members, Utah scored an all-time high at 62. Colorado came in at 59.

You can review the NCAA's numbers here. Here is how the Pac-10 stacks up.

Stanford... 86

Washington... 82

California... 65

Arizona State... 63

USC... 61

Washington State... 60

Oregon State.... 56

Oregon... 54

UCLA... 52

Arizona... 48