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Boise State football No. 2 in country -- in classroom scores

Boise State football No. 2 in country -- in classroom scores
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report shows Boise State's football team is one of the best in the nation when it comes to how players perform in the classroom.

The NCAA announced Tuesday that Boise State posted a team-best Academic Progress Rate of 993 during a four-year period ending in 2011-2012. That score ranks the Broncos second in the Football Bowl Subdivision, one spot behind Northwestern from the Big Ten Conference.

Idaho's football team scored at 919, while Idaho State came in with 914.

APR measures eligibility, retention and graduation of all scholarship athletes. Schools that fail to meet certain APR standards can face penalties.

At Idaho, the women's golf team earned the top APR score with 991.

At Idaho State, the women's golf team also posted the highest score with 992.