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1955-56 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 124-100, .554 W-L% (9th of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 9.32 (1st of 18) ▪ SOS: 7.44 (1st of 18)

Regular Season Champion: Iowa

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Iowa)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois and Iowa)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Iowa 13 1 .929 20 6 .769 77.7 69.9 15.1 7.3 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 Illinois 11 3 .786 18 4 .818 90.7 76.3 21.8 7.4
3 Ohio State 9 5 .643 16 6 .727 84.0 77.2 13.3 6.5
3 Purdue 9 5 .643 16 6 .727 70.5 68.7 8.8 7.1
5 Michigan State 7 7 .500 13 9 .591 77.8 77.6 8.0 7.8
6 Indiana 6 8 .429 13 9 .591 81.8 78.5 11.2 7.9
6 Minnesota 6 8 .429 11 11 .500 77.6 78.5 11.4 9.2
8 Michigan 4 10 .286 9 13 .409 73.2 76.4 3.1 6.3
8 Wisconsin 4 10 .286 6 16 .273 69.5 72.5 4.7 7.6
10 Northwestern 1 13 .071 2 20 .091 69.4 80.9 -4.2 7.3

AP Poll Summary

School 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Iowa 4 4 10 6 - - 20 13 19 17 15 13 10 5 4
Illinois 8 - 17 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 3 2 2 7 10
Indiana - 19 18 - 13 12 - - - - - - - - -
Michigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan State - - - 16 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State 16 - - 15 10 7 11 - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Semifinal
Iowa won (97-83) versus Morehead State (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Iowa won (89-77) versus Kentucky (Midwest Regional)

National Semifinal
Iowa won (83-76) versus Temple

National Final
Iowa lost (83-71) versus San Francisco