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1955-56 Big Ten Conference Season Summary

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Record: 124-100, .554 W-L% (7th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

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
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
1 IowaRF 13 1 .929 20 6 .769
2 Illinois  11 3 .786 18 4 .818
3 Ohio State  9 5 .643 16 6 .727
3 Purdue  9 5 .643 16 6 .727
5 Michigan State  7 7 .500 13 9 .591
6 Indiana  6 8 .429 13 9 .591
6 Minnesota  6 8 .429 11 11 .500
8 Michigan  4 10 .286 9 13 .409
8 Wisconsin  4 10 .286 6 16 .273
10 Northwestern  1 13 .071 2 20 .091

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 State       16 20                    
Minnesota 20                            
Ohio State 16     15 10 7 11                

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