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October 15, 1956 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf W-L-T Points Last Week
1 < 1 Oklahoma (67) Big 7 3-0 1173 W 45-0 N Texas
2 < 2 Michigan State (45) Big Ten 3-0 1148  
3 < 3 Georgia Tech (5) SEC 3-0 900  
4 < 4 TCU (2) Southwest 3-0 751 W 23-6 A Alabama
5 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 721  
6 < 7 Mississippi (7) SEC 4-0 552  
7 < 6 Tennessee (3) SEC 3-0 531  
8 < 12 Michigan Big Ten 2-1 411  
9 < 8 USC Pacific Coast 3-0 272  
10 < 10 Baylor Southwest 4-0 168  
11 < 11 Miami (FL) (1) Ind 3-0 139  
12 < NR Iowa Big Ten 3-0 72  
13 < NR Syracuse Ind 2-1 58  
14 < 9 Texas A&M Southwest 3-0-1 41  
15 < NR Clemson ACC 3-0-1 32  
16 < NR Pittsburgh Ind 2-1 30  
17 < NR Purdue Big Ten 2-1 26  
18 < NR Virginia Tech Southern 4-1 20  
19 < NR Tulane SEC 3-1 19 W 21-6 H Navy
20 < 20 South Carolina ACC 4-1 16 W 27-13 A Virginia
NR < 15 Army Ind 0  
NR < 16 George Washington Southern 0  
NR < 17 Minnesota Big Ten 0  
NR < 14 Navy Ind 0  
NR < 18 Notre Dame Ind 0  
NR < 19 SMU Southwest 0  
NR < 13 Vanderbilt SEC 0  
NR < 20 West Virginia Southern 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 8.8 2378
SEC 4 8.8 2002
Southwest 3 9.3 960
Ind 3 13.3 227
ACC 2 17.5 48
Big 7 1 1.0 1173
Pacific Coast 1 9.0 272
Southern 1 18.0 20

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), 1968-88 had 20 teams, and 1989-present had 25 teams.


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