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1956 Preseason AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (111) Big 7 0-0 1427 DNP
2 < 2 Michigan State (20) Big Ten 0-0 1000 DNP
3 < 9 Notre Dame (5) Ind 0-0 882 DNP
4 < 7 Georgia Tech (3) SEC 0-0 793 DNP
5 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 703 DNP
6 < 3 Maryland ACC 0-0 664 DNP
7 < 6 TCU (2) Southwest 0-0 649 DNP
8 < 12 Michigan (2) Big Ten 0-0 477 DNP
9 < 17 Texas A&M Southwest 0-0 276 DNP
10 < 11 Pittsburgh (2) Ind 0-0 217 DNP
11 < 20 Army Ind 0-0 143 DNP
12 < NR Tennessee (2) SEC 0-0 122 DNP
13 < 10 Mississippi SEC 0-0 101 DNP
14 < 16 Stanford Pacific Coast 0-0 92 DNP
15 < 13 USC (2) Pacific Coast 0-0 78 DNP
16 < NR Duke ACC 0-0 77 DNP
17 < 4 UCLA Pacific Coast 0-0 53 DNP
18 < 14 Miami (FL) Ind 0-0 46 DNP
19 < NR Yale Ivy 0-0 43 DNP
20 < NR Illinois Big Ten 0-0 31 DNP
NR < 8 Auburn SEC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 15 Miami (OH) MAC 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 18 Navy Ind 0-0 0 DNP
NR < 19 West Virginia Southern 0-0 0 DNP
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 8.8 2211
Ind 4 10.5 1288
SEC 3 9.7 1016
Pacific Coast 3 15.3 223
Southwest 2 8.0 925
ACC 2 11.0 741
Big 7 1 1.0 1427
Ivy 1 19.0 43

Notes

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