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October 1, 1956 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (60) Big 7 1-0 883 W 36-0 H North Carolina
2 < 3 Michigan State (17) Big Ten 1-0 773  
3 < 2 Georgia Tech (5) SEC 1-0 662  
4 < 8 Ohio State Big Ten 1-0 437  
5 < 13 Michigan (2) Big Ten 1-0 420  
6 < 9 Mississippi (5) SEC 2-0 385  
7 < 10 Pittsburgh (1) Ind 2-0 357  
8 < 4 TCU (1) Southwest 1-0 320 DNP
9 < NR Tennessee (3) SEC 1-0 241  
10 < 6 USC (1) Pacific Coast 2-0 205  
11 < 11 Texas A&M Southwest 2-0 110  
12 < 5 SMU Southwest 1-1 67  
13 < NR Illinois Big Ten 1-0 55  
13 < NR Miami (FL) Ind 1-0 55  
15 < 16 Army Ind 1-0 47  
16 < NR Baylor Southwest 2-0 46  
17 < 14 Notre Dame Ind 0-1 30  
18 < 7 Syracuse Ind 1-0 29  
18 < 15 Vanderbilt SEC 2-0 29 W 46-7 H Chattanooga
20 < NR Iowa Big Ten 1-0 28  
NR < 19 Florida SEC 0  
NR < 20 NC State ACC 0  
NR < 18 Oregon Pacific Coast 0  
NR < 17 South Carolina ACC 0  
NR < 12 Stanford Pacific Coast 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 8.8 1713
Ind 5 14.0 518
SEC 4 9.0 1317
Southwest 4 11.8 543
Big 7 1 1.0 883
Pacific Coast 1 10.0 205

Notes

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  • Polls from 1936-60 had 20 teams, 1961-67 had 10 teams, 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.

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