ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech tied with Texas for the lowest graduation rate of any top 10 football team, according to the NCAA's latest report on the academic success of student athletes.
Texas, which is third in the BCS standings, and Georgia Tech, which is seventh, each graduated 49 percent of their football players who started classes from 1999-2002, meaning they earned their diplomas within six years. Georgia Tech's rate improved slightly from 48 percent in last year's report.
The University of Georgia's graduation rate of football players improved from 48 percent in the 2008 report to 57 percent.
Georgia graduated only 18 percent of its men's basketball players in the time frame, according to the NCAA figures. Georgia Tech graduated 38 percent of its basketball players.
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