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1956 Final AP Football Poll

Rank

 

Team (FPV)

 

Conf

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

Last Week

1

 < 1

 

Oklahoma (104)

 

Big 7

 

10-0

 

1715

 

W 53-0 at Oklahoma State

2

 < 2

 

Tennessee (48)

 

SEC

 

10-0

 

1618

 

 

3

 < 3

 

Iowa (15)

 

Big Ten

 

8-1

 

1270

 

 

4

 < 4

 

Georgia Tech (4)

 

SEC

 

9-1

 

1211

 

 

5

 < 5

 

Texas A&M (2)

 

SWC

 

9-0-1

 

1070

 

 

6

 < 6

 

Miami (FL) (12)

 

Ind

 

8-0-1

 

867

 

 

7

 < 7

 

Michigan (1)

 

Big Ten

 

7-2

 

599

 

 

8

 < 8

 

Syracuse

 

Ind

 

7-1

 

406

 

 

9

 < 9

 

Michigan State

 

Big Ten

 

7-2

 

309

 

 

10

 < 11

 

Oregon State (3)

 

PCC

 

7-2-1

 

229

 

 

11

 < 15

 

Baylor (1)

 

SWC

 

8-2

 

198

 

 

12

 < 10

 

Minnesota

 

Big Ten

 

6-1-2

 

183

 

 

13

 < 12

 

Pittsburgh

 

Ind

 

6-2-1

 

175

 

 

14

 < 14

 

TCU

 

SWC

 

7-3

 

118

 

W 21-6 at SMU

15

 < 20

 

Ohio State

 

Big Ten

 

6-3

 

60

 

 

16

 < 13

 

Navy (MD)

 

Ind

 

6-1-2

 

57

 

 

17

 < 16

 

George Washington (DC)

 

Southern

 

7-1-1

 

51

 

DNP

18

 < 17

 

USC

 

PCC

 

8-2

 

33

 

 

19

 < NR

 

Clemson

 

ACC

 

7-1-2

 

28

 

 

20

 < 19

 

Colorado

 

Big 7

 

7-2-1

 

25

 

 

NR

 < 18

 

Florida

 

SEC

 

 

 

 

NOTES
- CP = Coaches Poll (1950 to present)
- CFP = College Football Playoff selection committee rankings (2014)
- BCS = BCS Rankings (1998 to 2013)
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- Clicking on the team name will display the week-by-week ranking for that team.
- Clicking on the points will display the voter detail for that team (this is a beta test depending on the accuracy and accessibility of the data from AP's website).
- Regular-season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), and 1989-present had 25 teams.



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