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October 22, 1956 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Michigan State (96) Big Ten 4-0 1459 W 47-14 A Notre Dame
2 < 1 Oklahoma (44) Big 7 4-0 1356 W 34-12 A Kansas
3 < 3 Georgia Tech (9) SEC 4-0 1182  
4 < 7 Tennessee (4) SEC 4-0 861  
5 < 8 Michigan Big Ten 3-1 717  
6 < 9 USC (2) Pacific Coast 4-0 646  
7 < 14 Texas A&M (1) Southwest 4-0-1 461  
8 < 10 Baylor Southwest 4-0 293  
9 < 5 Ohio State Big Ten 3-1 210  
10 < 6 Mississippi SEC 4-1 183  
10 < 4 TCU Southwest 3-1 183 L 7-6 A Texas A&M
12 < 12 Iowa Big Ten 4-0 145  
13 < 16 Pittsburgh Ind 3-1 131  
14 < 13 Syracuse Ind 3-1 125  
15 < 19 Tulane SEC 4-1 121 W 10-3 A Mississippi
16 < 18 Virginia Tech Southern 5-1 74  
17 < NR George Washington Southern 4-0-1 73 W 40-14 H VMI
18 < NR Penn State Ind 3-1 59  
19 < 11 Miami (FL) Ind 3-0-1 54  
20 < 15 Clemson ACC 3-0-1 47  
NR < 17 Purdue Big Ten 0  
NR < 20 South Carolina ACC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 4 6.8 2531
SEC 4 8.0 2347
Ind 4 16.0 369
Southwest 3 8.3 937
Southern 2 16.5 147
Big 7 1 2.0 1356
Pacific Coast 1 6.0 646
ACC 1 20.0 47

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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