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December 10, 1956 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < NR Kansas (58) Big 7 0-0 896
2 < 1 San Francisco (18) 0-0 675
3 < 9 Kentucky (6) SEC 0-0 514
4 < 6 Louisville (6) 0-0 403
5 < 7 SMU (3) Southwest 0-0 401
6 < 13 North Carolina (4) ACC 0-0 350
7 < 10 Illinois Big Ten 0-0 338
8 < 2 NC State (2) ACC 0-0 271
9 < 5 Alabama SEC 0-0 252
10 < NR Canisius (4) 0-0 225
11 < NR Ohio State (2) Big Ten 0-0 220
12 < NR Western Kentucky (2) 0-0 180
13 < 20 West Virginia (3) 0-0 131
14 < NR Kansas State Big 7 0-0 98
15 < 3 Dayton 0-0 62
16 < NR Niagara 0-0 61
17 < NR Iowa State Big 7 0-0 55
18 < 11 Oklahoma City 0-0 48
19 < 19 Oklahoma State Missouri Valley 0-0 45
20 < NR Seattle 0-0 32

Notes

  • First-place votes, W-L records, and total points are not available prior to 2001-02. If you have some of this data from a verifiable source, please contact me.
  • Regular-season polls from 1949-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-68 had 10 teams (except in December 1960 and the 1964-65 preseason polls), and 1990-present had 25 teams.
  • Preseason polls started in the 1961-62 season, and there were post-tournament polls in 1953, 1954, 1974, and 1975.
  • All poll dates fall on Mondays with a few exceptions. See explanation here.

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