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1956 Final AP Football Poll

Rank

 

Team (FPV)

 

Conf

 

WLT

 

PTS

 

CP

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES
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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), and 1989-present had 25 teams.
- This weekly poll data was contributed to the ESPN College Football Encyclopedia



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