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October 29, 1956 AP Football Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conf Rec Pts Last Week
1 < 2 Oklahoma (143) Big 7 5-0 1768 W 40-0 A Notre Dame
2 < 3 Georgia Tech (31) SEC 5-0 1614  
3 < 4 Tennessee (8) SEC 5-0 1302  
4 < 1 Michigan State Big Ten 4-1 1029 L 20-13 A Illinois
5 < 7 Texas A&M Southwest 5-0-1 957  
6 < 9 Ohio State (1) Big Ten 4-1 626  
7 < 12 Iowa Big Ten 5-0 584  
8 < NR Minnesota Big Ten 4-0-1 440  
9 < 19 Miami (FL) (1) Ind 4-0-1 357  
10 < NR Stanford Pacific Coast 4-2 198  
11 < 13 Pittsburgh Ind 4-1 172  
12 < 18 Penn State Ind 4-1 142  
13 < 20 Clemson ACC 4-0-1 133  
14 < 17 George Washington Southern 5-0-1 98 W 16-14 H William & Mary
15 < 8 Baylor Southwest 4-1 76  
15 < 16 Virginia Tech Southern 6-1 76  
17 < 5 Michigan Big Ten 3-2 69  
17 < NR Oregon State Pacific Coast 4-2 69  
17 < 14 Syracuse Ind 4-1 69  
20 < 6 USC Pacific Coast 4-1 68  
NR < 10 Mississippi SEC 0  
NR < 10 TCU Southwest 0  
NR < 15 Tulane SEC 0  
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 8.4 2748
Ind 4 12.3 740
Pacific Coast 3 15.7 335
SEC 2 2.5 2916
Southwest 2 10.0 1033
Southern 2 14.5 174
Big 7 1 1.0 1768
ACC 1 13.0 133

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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