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1956 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference W-L Points
1 < 1 San Francisco (66) 25-0 1161
2 < 2 NC State (9) ACC 24-3 809
3 < 3 Dayton (2) 23-3 786
4 < 5 Iowa (8) Big Ten 17-5 755
5 < 4 Alabama (27) SEC 21-3 712
6 < 6 Louisville (2) 23-3 551
7 < 8 SMU (3) Southwest 22-2 450
8 < 10 UCLA (1) 21-5 315
9 < 9 Kentucky (2) SEC 19-5 282
10 < 7 Illinois Big Ten 18-4 257
11 < 16 Oklahoma City (8) 18-6 168
12 < 11 Vanderbilt SEC 19-4 163
13 < 15 North Carolina ACC 18-5 143
14 < 12 Holy Cross (1) 22-4 121
15 < 13 Temple 23-3 87
16 < 18 Wake Forest ACC 19-9 77
17 < 19 Duke ACC 19-7 55
18 < 20 Utah 21-5 54
19 < NR Oklahoma State (1) Missouri Valley 18-8 47
20 < 14 West Virginia (1) 21-8 45

Notes

  • First-place votes, W-L records, and total points are not available prior to 2001-02. If you have some of this data from a verifiable source, please contact me.
  • Regular-season polls from 1949-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-68 had 10 teams (except in December 1960 and the 1964-65 preseason polls), and 1990-present had 25 teams.
  • Preseason polls started in the 1961-62 season, and there were post-tournament polls in 1953, 1954, 1974, and 1975.
  • Poll dates from 1948-49 to 2006-07 fall on Tuesdays with a few exceptions. Dates from 2007-08 to present fall on Mondays.


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