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January 9, 1956 AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 San Francisco (94) 1145
2 < 3 Dayton (12) 1026
3 < 2 NC State ACC 692
4 < 4 Vanderbilt (4) SEC 545
5 < 6 Kentucky (1) SEC 515
6 < 11 Duke (1) ACC 328
7 < 10 Ohio State Big Ten 285
8 < 9 Illinois Big Ten 273
9 < 5 North Carolina ACC 238
10 < 16 Temple 155
11 < 14 Holy Cross (1) 143
12 < 13 Indiana Big Ten 130
13 < NR Louisville (1) 99
14 < 7 George Washington 96
15 < 8 Iowa State Big 7 73
16 < NR Oklahoma City 57
17 < 12 Memphis 56
18 < NR Wake Forest ACC 55
19 < 17 Alabama (1) SEC 48
20 < NR Cincinnati 45
20 < NR Utah 45

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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