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1956 Final AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf WLT Points Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (104) Big 7 10-0 1715 W 53-0 A 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) Southwest 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) Pacific Coast 7-2-1 229  
11 < 15 Baylor (1) Southwest 8-2 198  
12 < 10 Minnesota Big Ten 6-1-2 183  
13 < 12 Pittsburgh Ind 6-2-1 175  
14 < 14 TCU Southwest 7-3 118 W 21-6 A SMU
15 < 20 Ohio State Big Ten 6-3 60  
16 < 13 Navy Ind 6-1-2 57  
17 < 16 George Washington Southern 7-1-1 51 DNP
18 < 17 USC Pacific Coast 8-2 33  
19 < NR Clemson ACC 7-1-2 28  
20 < 19 Colorado Big 7 7-2-1 25  
NR < 18 Florida SEC  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 9.2 2421
Ind 4 10.8 1505
Southwest 3 10.0 1386
SEC 2 3.0 2829
Big 7 2 10.5 1740
Pacific Coast 2 14.0 262
Southern 1 17.0 51
ACC 1 19.0 28

Notes

  • * = Received first place votes (non-AP rankings); Hold the mouse cursor over these rankings to see the first place votes (where available) in a tooltip (for browsers that support tooltips)
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  • Regular season polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-67 had 10 teams (except for the 1961 final poll which had 20), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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