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1955-56 Independent
Season Summary

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Record: 627-443, .586 W-L% (4th of 18) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -1.57 (11th of 18) ▪ SOS: 0.02 (10th of 18)

NCAA Tournament: 6 (DePaul, Holy Cross, Idaho State, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Seattle, Temple and Wayne State (MI))

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Dayton, Duquesne, Holy Cross, La Salle, Marquette and Oklahoma City)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Dayton, Holy Cross, Louisville, Oklahoma City and Temple)

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisville 26 3 .897 85.0 74.8 14.6 4.5
Temple 27 4 .871 76.9 66.2 9.3 -1.5 NCAA Tournament; NCAA FF
Dayton 25 4 .862 78.0 62.2 19.7 3.9
Wayne State (MI)-nm 18 3 .857 NCAA Tournament
Holy Cross 22 5 .815 83.0 70.4 11.1 -1.5 NCAA Tournament
Seton Hall 20 5 .800 78.4 72.8 4.1 -1.6
Saint Joseph's 23 6 .793 76.8 73.4 2.9 -0.5
Washington (MO) 17 5 .773 69.2 64.2 6.2 1.2
Lafayette 20 7 .741 79.5 72.1 -0.2 -7.6
Memphis 20 7 .741 84.9 76.9 7.3 -0.7 NCAA Tournament
Oklahoma City 20 7 .741 71.9 67.2 7.7 3.0 NCAA Tournament
Portland 20 8 .714 76.5 73.8 -2.0 -4.8
Cincinnati 17 7 .708 84.3 73.8 13.6 3.1
Idaho State-nm 18 8 .692 NCAA Tournament
DePaul 16 8 .667 74.9 77.0 7.7 9.3 NCAA Tournament
Colgate 17 9 .654 75.0 72.0 -5.2 -8.1
Syracuse 14 8 .636 79.9 74.5 2.5 -2.8
Duquesne 17 10 .630 67.4 66.3 5.9 4.8
Seattle 18 11 .621 75.0 71.8 2.3 -0.9 NCAA Tournament
Butler 14 9 .609 68.5 74.3 0.2 6.0
Xavier 17 11 .607 79.8 74.5 11.3 6.0
La Salle 15 10 .600 71.2 70.4 1.9 1.0
Muhlenburg 15 10 .600 75.5 75.3 -1.9 -2.0
Pittsburgh 15 10 .600 75.7 77.2 -4.1 -2.6
Georgetown 13 11 .542 67.3 74.2 -4.8 2.1
Marquette 13 11 .542 74.5 74.3 4.6 4.4
Miami (FL) 14 12 .538 81.9 84.4 -2.5 0.0
Villanova 14 12 .538 71.2 74.1 0.3 3.1
Navy 10 9 .526 71.4 76.4 -5.5 -0.5
Creighton 11 12 .478 65.8 81.6 -12.9 2.9
Gonzaga 13 15 .464 74.2 80.9 -9.8 -3.2
Penn State 12 14 .462 71.3 74.3 -10.4 -7.4
Valparaiso 12 14 .462 68.1 75.1 -1.3 5.7
Army 10 13 .435 71.6 76.9 -11.3 -6.0
Bucknell 10 14 .417 65.0 77.7 -19.6 -6.9
Drake 10 14 .417 72.0 77.3 0.4 5.7
Loyola (IL) 10 14 .417 68.5 74.1 -2.8 2.7
Saint Francis (PA) 10 14 .417 71.4 82.7 -8.4 2.9
Loyola (LA) 10 15 .400 64.8 74.6 -5.4 4.5
Lehigh 7 11 .389 56.1 70.5 -25.1 -10.7
Notre Dame 9 15 .375 76.1 76.9 4.9 5.7
Iona 8 14 .364 72.4 79.4 -5.9 1.1
Siena 7 13 .350 65.4 71.6 -7.5 -1.3
Boston College 6 17 .261 64.8 87.4 -26.8 -4.2
Rutgers 3 15 .167 66.3 90.4 -32.2 -8.1

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
Dayton 7 7 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3
Louisville - - - 11 - 13 10 9 5 5 4 3 6 6 6
Oklahoma City 12 20 15 10 - 16 14 16 15 14 14 18 16 16 11
Holy Cross 11 10 7 14 14 11 12 11 14 13 16 17 15 12 14
Temple - 11 12 17 16 10 8 6 7 9 9 10 14 13 15
Army - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Boston College - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bucknell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati - 14 - - - 20 - 14 - 20 - - - - -
Colgate - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Creighton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
DePaul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Drake - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duquesne 9 6 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgetown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gonzaga - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Idaho State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Iona - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
La Salle 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lafayette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lehigh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (IL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Loyola (LA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marquette 14 - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Memphis - - 18 - 12 17 15 19 16 - 19 - - - -
Miami (FL) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Muhlenburg - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Navy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Notre Dame - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Penn State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pittsburgh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rutgers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Francis (PA) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Joseph's - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seattle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Seton Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Siena - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Syracuse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Valparaiso - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Villanova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Washington (MO) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wayne State (MI) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Xavier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Seattle lost (94-70) versus UCLA (Far West Regional)

National Third Place
Temple won (90-81) versus Southern Methodist

Regional Third Place
Wayne State (MI) lost (95-84) versus Morehead State (Midwest Regional)

First Round
DePaul lost (72-63) versus Wayne State (MI) (Midwest Regional)
Holy Cross lost (74-72) versus Temple (East Regional)
Idaho State lost (68-66) versus Seattle (Far West Regional)
Memphis lost (97-81) versus Oklahoma City (West Regional)
Oklahoma City won (97-81) versus Memphis (West Regional)
Seattle won (68-66) versus Idaho State (Far West Regional)
Temple won (74-72) versus Holy Cross (East Regional)
Wayne State (MI) won (72-63) versus DePaul (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Oklahoma City won (97-93) versus Kansas State (West Regional)
Seattle lost (81-72) versus Utah (Far West Regional)
Temple won (65-59) versus Connecticut (East Regional)
Wayne State (MI) lost (84-64) versus Kentucky (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Oklahoma City lost (84-63) versus Southern Methodist (West Regional)
Temple won (60-58) versus Canisius (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Temple lost (83-76) versus Iowa