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1955-56 Standings

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National Champion: San Francisco
Final Four: Iowa, San Francisco, Southern Methodist and Temple

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Russell

AP First #1: San Francisco ▪ AP Final #1: San Francisco


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

RPI rankings last updated: Mar 17 2014

ACC - 8 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina StateRT ACC 24 4 .857 11 3 .786 2 2
2 North Carolina R ACC 18 5 .783 11 3 .786 4 13
3 Wake Forest  ACC 19 9 .679 10 4 .714 16 16
4 Duke  ACC 19 7 .731 10 4 .714 6 17
5 Maryland  ACC 14 10 .583 7 7 .500
6 South Carolina  ACC 9 14 .391 3 11 .214
7 Virginia  ACC 10 17 .370 3 11 .214
8 Clemson  ACC 9 17 .346 1 13 .071

Big 7 - 7 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Kansas StateR Big 7 17 8 .680 9 3 .750 17
2 Iowa State  Big 7 18 5 .783 8 4 .667 8
3 Missouri  Big 7 15 7 .682 8 4 .667
4 Colorado  Big 7 11 10 .524 7 5 .583
5 Kansas  Big 7 14 9 .609 6 6 .500 18
6 Nebraska  Big 7 7 16 .304 3 9 .250
7 Oklahoma  Big 7 4 19 .174 1 11 .083

Big Ten - 10 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 IowaRF Big Ten 20 6 .769 13 1 .929 4 4
2 Illinois  Big Ten 18 4 .818 11 3 .786 2 10
3 Ohio State  Big Ten 16 6 .727 9 5 .643 7
4 Purdue  Big Ten 16 6 .727 9 5 .643
5 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 9 .591 7 7 .500 16
6 Indiana  Big Ten 13 9 .591 6 8 .429 12
7 Minnesota  Big Ten 11 11 .500 6 8 .429 20
8 Michigan  Big Ten 9 13 .409 4 10 .286
9 Wisconsin  Big Ten 6 16 .273 4 10 .286
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 2 20 .091 1 13 .071

BIAA - 7 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas TechR BIAA 13 12 .520 8 4 .667
2 New Mexico State  BIAA 16 7 .696 7 5 .583
3 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 12 10 .545 7 5 .583
4 West Texas A&M  BIAA 12 10 .545 6 6 .500
5 Arizona  BIAA 11 15 .423 6 6 .500
6 Arizona State  BIAA 11 15 .423 5 7 .417
7 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 7 18 .280 3 9 .250

Ind - 43 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Louisville  Ind 26 3 .897 3 6
2 TempleRF Ind 27 4 .871 6 15
3 Dayton  Ind 25 4 .862 2 3
4 Holy Cross Ind 22 5 .815 7 14
5 Seton Hall  Ind 20 5 .800
6 Saint Joseph's  Ind 23 6 .793
7 Washington (MO)  Ind 17 5 .773
8 Lafayette  Ind 20 7 .741
9 Memphis Ind 20 7 .741 12
10 Oklahoma City Ind 20 7 .741 10 11
11 Portland  Ind 20 8 .714
12 Cincinnati  Ind 17 7 .708 14
13 DePaul Ind 16 8 .667
14 Colgate  Ind 17 9 .654
15 Syracuse  Ind 14 8 .636
16 Duquesne  Ind 17 10 .630 6
17 Seattle Ind 18 11 .621
18 Butler  Ind 14 9 .609
19 Xavier  Ind 17 11 .607
20 La Salle  Ind 15 10 .600 18
21 Muhlenburg  Ind 15 10 .600
22 Pittsburgh  Ind 15 10 .600
23 Georgetown  Ind 13 11 .542
24 Marquette  Ind 13 11 .542 13
25 Miami (FL)  Ind 14 12 .538
26 Villanova  Ind 14 12 .538
27 Navy  Ind 10 9 .526
28 Creighton  Ind 11 12 .478
29 Gonzaga  Ind 13 15 .464
30 Penn State  Ind 12 14 .462
31 Valparaiso  Ind 12 14 .462
32 Army  Ind 10 13 .435
33 Bucknell  Ind 10 14 .417
34 Drake  Ind 10 14 .417
35 Loyola (IL)  Ind 10 14 .417
36 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 10 14 .417
37 Loyola (LA)  Ind 10 15 .400
38 Lehigh  Ind 7 11 .389
39 Notre Dame  Ind 9 15 .375
40 Iona  Ind 8 14 .364
41 Siena  Ind 7 13 .350
42 Boston College  Ind 6 17 .261
43 Rutgers  Ind 3 15 .167

Ivy - 8 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 DartmouthR Ivy 18 11 .621 10 4 .714
2 Columbia  Ivy 15 9 .625 9 5 .643
3 Pennsylvania  Ivy 12 13 .480 9 5 .643
4 Cornell  Ivy 11 13 .458 8 6 .571
5 Yale  Ivy 15 11 .577 7 7 .500
6 Princeton  Ivy 11 13 .458 7 7 .500
7 Harvard  Ivy 8 16 .333 3 11 .214
8 Brown  Ivy 7 18 .280 3 11 .214

MAC - 7 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 MarshallR MAC 18 5 .783 10 2 .833 18
2 Miami (OH)  MAC 12 8 .600 8 4 .667
3 Western Michigan  MAC 11 9 .550 7 5 .583
4 Toledo  MAC 9 13 .409 6 6 .500
5 Ohio  MAC 13 11 .542 5 7 .417
6 Kent State  MAC 10 11 .476 5 7 .417
7 Bowling Green State  MAC 4 19 .174 1 11 .083

Metro NY - 5 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 St. Francis (NY) R Metro NY 21 4 .840 4 0 1.000 13
2 Manhattan Metro NY 16 8 .667 4 1 .800
3 New York University  Metro NY 10 8 .556 2 2 .500
4 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 12 12 .500 3 3 .500
5 Fordham  Metro NY 11 14 .440 2 2 .500

MSAC - 8 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UtahR MSAC 22 6 .786 12 2 .857 3 18
2 Brigham Young  MSAC 18 8 .692 10 4 .714 5
3 Utah State  MSAC 13 13 .500 7 7 .500
4 Colorado State  MSAC 12 13 .480 7 7 .500
5 Denver  MSAC 13 12 .520 6 8 .429
6 New Mexico  MSAC 6 16 .273 5 9 .357
7 Wyoming  MSAC 7 19 .269 5 9 .357
8 Montana  MSAC 14 12 .538 4 10 .286

MVC - 7 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 HoustonR MVC 19 7 .731 9 3 .750 14
2 Saint Louis  MVC 18 7 .720 8 4 .667 11
3 Oklahoma State  MVC 18 9 .667 8 4 .667 19 19
4 Wichita State  MVC 14 12 .538 7 5 .583
5 Tulsa  MVC 16 10 .615 4 8 .333 15
6 Detroit Mercy  MVC 13 12 .520 3 9 .250
7 Bradley  MVC 13 13 .500 3 9 .250

OVC - 5 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Tennessee Tech R OVC 14 7 .667 7 3 .700
2 Morehead StateR OVC 19 10 .655 7 3 .700
3 Western Kentucky R OVC 16 12 .571 7 3 .700
4 Murray State  OVC 15 10 .600 6 4 .600
5 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 9 16 .360 3 7 .300

PCC - 9 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLAR PCC 22 6 .786 16 0 1.000 8 8
2 Washington  PCC 15 11 .577 11 5 .688
3 Stanford  PCC 18 6 .750 10 6 .625 19
4 California  PCC 17 8 .680 10 6 .625
5 Southern California  PCC 14 12 .538 9 7 .563
6 Oregon  PCC 11 15 .423 5 11 .313
7 Oregon State  PCC 8 18 .308 5 11 .313
8 Idaho  PCC 6 19 .240 4 12 .250
9 Washington State  PCC 4 22 .154 2 14 .125

SEC - 12 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Alabama R SEC 21 3 .875 14 0 1.000 4 5
2 Kentucky SEC 20 6 .769 12 2 .857 2 9
3 Vanderbilt  SEC 19 4 .826 11 3 .786 3 12
4 Auburn  SEC 11 10 .524 8 6 .571
5 Tulane  SEC 12 12 .500 7 7 .500
6 Georgia Tech  SEC 12 11 .522 6 8 .429
7 Mississippi State  SEC 12 12 .500 6 8 .429
8 Tennessee  SEC 10 14 .417 6 8 .429
9 Louisiana State  SEC 7 17 .292 5 9 .357
10 Florida  SEC 11 12 .478 4 10 .286
11 Mississippi  SEC 10 13 .435 4 10 .286
12 Georgia  SEC 3 21 .125 1 13 .071

Southern - 10 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 George Washington R Southern 19 7 .731 10 2 .833 7
2 West VirginiaRT Southern 21 9 .700 10 2 .833 14 20
3 Virginia Tech  Southern 14 11 .560 10 7 .588
4 Richmond  Southern 16 13 .552 8 6 .571
5 William & Mary  Southern 12 14 .462 9 7 .563
6 Furman  Southern 12 16 .429 7 7 .500
7 Davidson  Southern 10 15 .400 5 7 .417
8 Washington & Lee  Southern 12 16 .429 5 8 .385
9 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 4 19 .174 3 11 .214
10 Citadel  Southern 2 19 .095 0 10 .000

SWC - 7 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern MethodistRF SWC 25 4 .862 12 0 1.000 7 7
2 Arkansas  SWC 11 12 .478 9 3 .750
3 Rice  SWC 19 5 .792 8 4 .667 17
4 Texas  SWC 12 10 .545 5 7 .417
5 Baylor  SWC 6 17 .261 3 9 .250
6 Texas A&M  SWC 6 18 .250 3 9 .250
7 Texas Christian  SWC 4 20 .167 2 10 .167

WCC - 8 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoRFN WCC 29 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 1 1
2 Pacific  WCC 15 11 .577 9 5 .643
3 Loyola Marymount  WCC 13 12 .520 9 5 .643
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 16 10 .615 8 6 .571
5 San Jose State  WCC 15 10 .600 8 6 .571
6 Santa Clara  WCC 8 16 .333 6 8 .429
7 Fresno State  WCC 9 17 .346 2 12 .143
8 Pepperdine  WCC 2 23 .080 0 14 .000

WNY3 - 3 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CanisiusR WNY3 19 7 .731 4 0 1.000
2 Niagara  WNY3 20 7 .741 2 2 .500
3 St. Bonaventure  WNY3 11 12 .478 0 4 .000

Yankee - 2 Schools

1954-55 Season Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ConnecticutR Yankee 17 11 .607 6 1 .857
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 11 14 .440 6 2 .750