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1956-57 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 119-105, .531 W-L% (9th of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: 7.17 (2nd of 18) ▪ SOS: 6.04 (2nd of 18)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana and Michigan State

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Michigan State)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Illinois and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Michigan State)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Indiana 10 4 .714 14 8 .636 77.2 73.7 8.9 5.4 Reg. Season Champion
1 Michigan State 10 4 .714 16 10 .615 74.2 70.1 11.7 7.6 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
3 Minnesota 9 5 .643 14 8 .636 78.9 74.5 11.6 7.2
3 Ohio State 9 5 .643 14 8 .636 76.5 71.6 10.3 5.5
5 Purdue 8 6 .571 15 7 .682 72.6 69.6 8.5 5.5
5 Michigan 8 6 .571 13 9 .591 76.3 73.7 7.2 4.5
7 Illinois 7 7 .500 14 8 .636 84.1 78.9 12.3 7.0
8 Iowa 4 10 .286 8 14 .364 69.6 72.8 2.3 5.5
9 Wisconsin 3 11 .214 5 17 .227 60.0 69.2 -2.1 7.1
10 Northwestern 2 12 .143 6 16 .273 72.0 76.0 1.1 5.2

AP Poll Summary

School 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
Michigan State - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 11
Illinois 7 5 6 5 10 8 9 7 15 16 - - - -
Indiana - - - - - - - - - 18 11 10 - -
Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Michigan - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State 11 11 - - - 17 12 11 12 - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - - 17 - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Michigan State lost (67-60) versus San Francisco

Regional Semifinal
Michigan State won (85-83) versus Notre Dame (Mideast Regional)

Regional Final
Michigan State won (80-68) versus Kentucky (Mideast Regional)

National Semifinal
Michigan State lost (74-70) versus North Carolina