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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 FranciscoAP Final #1: San Francisco

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Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

ACC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North Carolina StateRT ACC 24 4 .857 11 3 .786 82.6 70.8 15.08 3.23 2 2
2 North Carolina R ACC 18 5 .783 11 3 .786 80.0 71.0 12.09 3.14 4 13
3 Wake Forest  ACC 19 9 .679 10 4 .714 80.7 75.2 9.89 4.39 16 16
4 Duke  ACC 19 7 .731 10 4 .714 80.6 69.0 14.98 3.36 6 17
5 Maryland  ACC 14 10 .583 7 7 .500 66.2 64.7 4.88 3.42
6 South Carolina  ACC 9 14 .391 3 11 .214 77.6 80.0 -4.09 -1.78
7 Virginia  ACC 10 17 .370 3 11 .214 73.5 79.5 -5.48 0.56
8 Clemson  ACC 9 17 .346 1 13 .071 85.5 91.0 -6.22 -0.72

Big 7 - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Kansas StateR Big 7 17 8 .680 9 3 .750 75.4 67.6 12.23 4.43 17
2 Iowa State  Big 7 18 5 .783 8 4 .667 72.2 65.4 11.58 4.72 8
3 Missouri  Big 7 15 7 .682 8 4 .667 75.6 69.3 12.09 5.85
4 Colorado  Big 7 11 10 .524 7 5 .583 65.1 65.4 6.16 6.45
5 Kansas  Big 7 14 9 .609 6 6 .500 68.0 66.8 8.26 7.09 18
6 Nebraska  Big 7 7 16 .304 3 9 .250 61.8 71.8 -2.45 7.55
7 Oklahoma  Big 7 4 19 .174 1 11 .083 62.1 70.9 -0.92 7.91

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 IowaRF Big Ten 20 6 .769 13 1 .929 77.7 69.9 15.08 7.32 4 4
2 Illinois  Big Ten 18 4 .818 11 3 .786 90.7 76.3 21.83 7.38 2 10
3 Ohio State  Big Ten 16 6 .727 9 5 .643 84.0 77.2 13.35 6.49 7
4 Purdue  Big Ten 16 6 .727 9 5 .643 70.5 68.7 8.80 7.07
5 Michigan State  Big Ten 13 9 .591 7 7 .500 77.8 77.6 7.96 7.77 16
6 Indiana  Big Ten 13 9 .591 6 8 .429 81.8 78.5 11.23 7.91 12
7 Minnesota  Big Ten 11 11 .500 6 8 .429 77.6 75.5 11.35 9.21 20
8 Michigan  Big Ten 9 13 .409 4 10 .286 73.2 76.4 3.13 6.31
9 Wisconsin  Big Ten 6 16 .273 4 10 .286 69.5 72.5 4.65 7.61
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 2 20 .091 1 13 .071 69.4 80.9 -4.19 7.31

BIAA - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas TechR BIAA 13 12 .520 8 4 .667 76.7 71.9 0.93 -3.84
2 New Mexico State  BIAA 16 7 .696 7 5 .583 62.5 59.1 -4.27 -7.69
3 Texas-El Paso  BIAA 12 10 .545 7 5 .583 71.4 70.0 -3.54 -4.97
4 West Texas A&M  BIAA 12 10 .545 6 6 .500 75.3 80.1 -11.07 -6.32
5 Arizona  BIAA 11 15 .423 6 6 .500 72.0 84.0 -14.50 -2.50
6 Arizona State  BIAA 11 15 .423 5 7 .417 74.4 81.4 -13.18 -6.18
7 Hardin-Simmons  BIAA 7 18 .280 3 9 .250 65.1 74.3 -14.01 -4.73

Ind - 43 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Louisville  Ind 26 3 .897 85.0 74.8 14.65 4.52 3 6
2 TempleRF Ind 27 4 .871 76.9 66.2 9.26 -1.49 6 15
3 Dayton  Ind 25 4 .862 78.0 62.2 19.66 3.91 2 3
4 Holy Cross Ind 22 5 .815 83.0 70.4 11.09 -1.48 7 14
5 Seton Hall  Ind 20 5 .800 78.4 72.8 4.06 -1.55
6 Saint Joseph's  Ind 23 6 .793 76.8 73.4 2.88 -0.51
7 Washington (MO)  Ind 17 5 .773 69.2 64.2 6.16 1.16
8 Lafayette  Ind 20 7 .741 79.5 72.1 -0.15 -7.56
9 Memphis Ind 20 7 .741 84.9 76.9 7.28 -0.67 12
10 Oklahoma City Ind 20 7 .741 71.9 67.2 7.74 3.04 10 11
11 Portland  Ind 20 8 .714 76.5 73.8 -2.03 -4.75
12 Cincinnati  Ind 17 7 .708 84.3 73.8 13.58 3.13 14
13 DePaul Ind 16 8 .667 74.9 77.0 7.70 9.27
14 Colgate  Ind 17 9 .654 75.0 72.0 -5.17 -8.12
15 Syracuse  Ind 14 8 .636 79.9 74.5 2.54 -2.83
16 Duquesne  Ind 17 10 .630 67.4 66.3 5.91 4.82 6
17 Seattle Ind 18 11 .621 75.0 71.8 2.27 -0.93
18 Butler  Ind 14 9 .609 68.5 74.3 0.20 6.02
19 Xavier  Ind 17 11 .607 79.8 74.5 11.31 5.99
20 La Salle  Ind 15 10 .600 71.2 70.4 1.90 1.05 18
21 Muhlenburg  Ind 15 10 .600 75.5 75.3 -1.85 -2.02
22 Pittsburgh  Ind 15 10 .600 75.7 77.2 -4.12 -2.56
23 Georgetown  Ind 13 11 .542 67.3 74.2 -4.80 2.12
24 Marquette  Ind 13 11 .542 74.5 74.3 4.57 4.37 13
25 Miami (FL)  Ind 14 12 .538 81.9 84.4 -2.54 -0.04
26 Villanova  Ind 14 12 .538 71.2 74.1 0.26 3.12
27 Navy  Ind 10 9 .526 71.4 76.4 -5.52 -0.52
28 Creighton  Ind 11 12 .478 65.8 81.6 -12.85 2.92
29 Gonzaga  Ind 13 15 .464 74.2 80.9 -9.83 -3.19
30 Penn State  Ind 12 14 .462 71.3 74.3 -10.40 -7.35
31 Valparaiso  Ind 12 14 .462 68.1 75.1 -1.34 5.66
32 Army  Ind 10 13 .435 71.6 76.9 -11.30 -5.99
33 Bucknell  Ind 10 14 .417 65.0 77.7 -19.65 -6.92
34 Drake  Ind 10 14 .417 72.0 77.3 0.42 5.66
35 Loyola (IL)  Ind 10 14 .417 68.5 74.1 -2.82 2.73
36 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 10 14 .417 71.4 82.7 -8.35 2.91
37 Loyola (LA)  Ind 10 15 .400 64.8 74.6 -5.39 4.47
38 Lehigh  Ind 7 11 .389 56.1 70.5 -25.13 -10.68
39 Notre Dame  Ind 9 15 .375 76.1 76.9 4.87 5.66
40 Iona  Ind 8 14 .364 72.4 79.4 -5.92 1.09
41 Siena  Ind 7 13 .350 65.4 71.6 -7.52 -1.35
42 Boston College  Ind 6 17 .261 64.8 87.4 -26.84 -4.18
43 Rutgers  Ind 3 15 .167 66.3 90.4 -32.15 -8.08

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 DartmouthR Ivy 18 11 .621 10 4 .714 70.3 66.5 -0.24 -4.04
2 Columbia  Ivy 15 9 .625 9 5 .643 72.0 64.9 -1.54 -8.67
3 Pennsylvania  Ivy 12 13 .480 9 5 .643 70.5 73.8 -7.14 -3.84
4 Cornell  Ivy 11 13 .458 8 6 .571 70.4 72.5 -6.82 -4.78
5 Yale  Ivy 15 11 .577 7 7 .500 77.5 76.8 -5.97 -6.71
6 Princeton  Ivy 11 13 .458 7 7 .500 74.4 70.7 -3.88 -7.58
7 Harvard  Ivy 8 16 .333 3 11 .214 67.8 78.2 -17.55 -7.11
8 Brown  Ivy 7 18 .280 3 11 .214 63.9 76.1 -19.15 -7.04

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 MarshallR MAC 18 5 .783 10 2 .833 92.3 84.4 4.90 -3.05 18
2 Miami (OH)  MAC 12 8 .600 8 4 .667 78.9 76.5 5.29 2.94
3 Western Michigan  MAC 11 9 .550 7 5 .583 78.2 75.4 0.74 -2.09
4 Toledo  MAC 9 13 .409 6 6 .500 72.5 79.7 -4.83 2.32
5 Ohio  MAC 13 11 .542 5 7 .417 78.6 82.9 -4.04 0.29
6 Kent State  MAC 10 11 .476 5 7 .417 83.5 85.9 -3.61 -1.19
7 Bowling Green State  MAC 4 19 .174 1 11 .083 73.1 82.7 -9.19 0.46

Metro NY - 5 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 St. Francis (NY) R Metro NY 21 4 .840 4 0 1.000 80.6 78.0 2.46 -0.16 13
2 Manhattan Metro NY 16 8 .667 4 1 .800 78.9 80.2 -2.35 -1.03
3 New York University  Metro NY 10 8 .556 2 2 .500 74.1 78.3 -10.42 -6.25
4 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 12 12 .500 3 3 .500 76.8 79.5 -0.66 2.05
5 Fordham  Metro NY 11 14 .440 2 2 .500 70.8 70.9 -1.97 -1.93

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UtahR MSAC 22 6 .786 12 2 .857 80.6 66.8 14.20 0.32 3 18
2 Brigham Young  MSAC 18 8 .692 10 4 .714 77.2 67.1 11.85 1.81 5
3 Utah State  MSAC 13 13 .500 7 7 .500 70.9 75.1 -5.45 -1.25
4 Colorado State  MSAC 12 13 .480 7 7 .500 64.6 68.3 -3.32 0.43
5 Denver  MSAC 13 12 .520 6 8 .429 70.5 74.1 -2.55 1.00
6 New Mexico  MSAC 6 16 .273 5 9 .357 66.6 73.5 -7.43 -0.54
7 Wyoming  MSAC 7 19 .269 5 9 .357 63.6 66.6 -0.15 2.81
8 Montana  MSAC 14 12 .538 4 10 .286 68.3 72.5 -6.30 -2.10

MVC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 HoustonR MVC 19 7 .731 9 3 .750 77.2 71.0 11.31 5.13 14
2 Saint Louis  MVC 18 7 .720 8 4 .667 81.5 76.2 12.29 6.99 11
3 Oklahoma State  MVC 18 9 .667 8 4 .667 60.2 52.9 11.89 4.59 19 19
4 Wichita State  MVC 14 12 .538 7 5 .583 73.2 71.1 9.08 6.96
5 Tulsa  MVC 16 10 .615 4 8 .333 59.6 59.1 5.43 4.99 15
6 Detroit Mercy  MVC 13 12 .520 3 9 .250 77.5 78.5 5.10 6.10
7 Bradley  MVC 13 13 .500 3 9 .250 70.4 70.9 3.99 4.49

OVC - 5 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Tennessee Tech R OVC 14 7 .667 7 3 .700 82.5 80.3 3.51 1.35
2 Morehead StateR OVC 19 10 .655 7 3 .700 93.0 88.6 5.74 1.69
3 Western Kentucky R OVC 16 12 .571 7 3 .700 77.2 77.4 4.66 4.92
4 Murray State  OVC 15 10 .600 6 4 .600 82.1 82.3 0.91 1.10
5 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 9 16 .360 3 7 .300 79.0 84.7 -1.37 4.26

PCC - 9 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 UCLAR PCC 22 6 .786 16 0 1.000 78.6 68.8 11.97 2.15 8 8
2 Washington  PCC 15 11 .577 11 5 .688 67.5 64.0 6.00 2.50
3 Stanford  PCC 18 6 .750 10 6 .625 65.7 61.3 5.13 0.76 19
4 California  PCC 17 8 .680 10 6 .625 65.3 60.5 4.56 -0.24
5 Southern California  PCC 14 12 .538 9 7 .563 68.1 62.7 6.30 0.88
6 Oregon  PCC 11 15 .423 5 11 .313 65.7 69.1 -1.66 1.69
7 Oregon State  PCC 8 18 .308 5 11 .313 58.7 63.2 -2.65 1.88
8 Idaho  PCC 6 19 .240 4 12 .250 61.5 70.9 -7.10 2.26
9 Washington State  PCC 4 22 .154 2 14 .125 60.0 75.6 -14.03 1.50

SEC - 12 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Alabama R SEC 21 3 .875 14 0 1.000 86.8 73.1 9.85 -3.88 4 5
2 Kentucky SEC 20 6 .769 12 2 .857 82.0 69.3 12.05 -0.35 2 9
3 Vanderbilt  SEC 19 4 .826 11 3 .786 76.4 66.7 5.05 -4.64 3 12
4 Auburn  SEC 11 10 .524 8 6 .571 77.2 78.6 -4.95 -3.56
5 Tulane  SEC 12 12 .500 7 7 .500 74.0 74.9 -6.26 -5.45
6 Georgia Tech  SEC 12 11 .522 6 8 .429 72.5 76.3 -6.60 -2.73
7 Mississippi State  SEC 12 12 .500 6 8 .429 75.2 82.2 -12.31 -5.26
8 Tennessee  SEC 10 14 .417 6 8 .429 74.9 81.1 -11.01 -4.78
9 Louisiana State  SEC 7 17 .292 5 9 .357 75.4 85.0 -13.32 -3.69
10 Florida  SEC 11 12 .478 4 10 .286 76.1 78.6 -7.42 -4.95
11 Mississippi  SEC 10 13 .435 4 10 .286 75.8 81.8 -10.89 -4.83
12 Georgia  SEC 3 21 .125 1 13 .071 69.0 85.5 -20.75 -4.25

Southern - 10 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 George Washington R Southern 19 7 .731 10 2 .833 80.3 71.8 4.39 -4.07 7
2 West VirginiaRT Southern 21 9 .700 10 2 .833 79.0 74.6 -1.38 -5.78 14 20
3 Virginia Tech  Southern 14 11 .560 10 7 .588 73.6 69.6 -8.03 -11.99
4 Richmond  Southern 16 13 .552 8 6 .571 79.2 74.8 -0.56 -4.87
5 William & Mary  Southern 12 14 .462 9 7 .563 75.3 80.6 -10.64 -5.34
6 Furman  Southern 12 16 .429 7 7 .500 86.3 86.5 -8.73 -8.61
7 Davidson  Southern 10 15 .400 5 7 .417 70.3 76.8 -21.76 -15.32
8 Washington & Lee  Southern 12 16 .429 5 8 .385 71.3 76.5 -11.36 -6.13
9 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 4 19 .174 3 11 .214 69.8 83.2 -24.71 -11.37
10 Citadel  Southern 2 19 .095 0 10 .000 62.0 94.1 -44.20 -12.13

SWC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern MethodistRF SWC 25 4 .862 12 0 1.000 78.3 68.7 13.62 4.01 7 7
2 Arkansas  SWC 11 12 .478 9 3 .750 67.9 63.8 5.52 1.43
3 Rice  SWC 19 5 .792 8 4 .667 79.4 70.1 8.20 -1.10 17
4 Texas  SWC 12 10 .545 5 7 .417 76.3 74.8 1.27 -0.23
5 Baylor  SWC 6 17 .261 3 9 .250 65.6 71.2 -3.18 2.37
6 Texas A&M  SWC 6 18 .250 3 9 .250 67.8 81.1 -10.70 2.61
7 Texas Christian  SWC 4 20 .167 2 10 .167 62.3 76.5 -11.05 3.13

WCC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoRFN WCC 29 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 72.3 52.9 18.14 -1.23 1 1
2 Pacific  WCC 15 11 .577 9 5 .643 61.6 65.4 -8.67 -4.82
3 Loyola Marymount  WCC 13 12 .520 9 5 .643 60.0 64.3 -7.05 -2.78
4 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 16 10 .615 8 6 .571 64.6 65.2 -5.15 -4.55
5 San Jose State  WCC 15 10 .600 8 6 .571 62.7 61.3 -4.86 -6.26
6 Santa Clara  WCC 8 16 .333 6 8 .429 56.1 63.3 -10.08 -2.90
7 Fresno State  WCC 9 17 .346 2 12 .143 65.7 75.9 -15.21 -5.01
8 Pepperdine  WCC 2 23 .080 0 14 .000 61.3 77.5 -18.92 -2.69

WNY3 - 3 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CanisiusR WNY3 19 7 .731 4 0 1.000 79.0 71.0 9.67 1.59
2 Niagara  WNY3 20 7 .741 2 2 .500 73.9 69.4 6.16 1.66
3 St. Bonaventure  WNY3 11 12 .478 0 4 .000 69.8 72.7 -0.73 2.21

Yankee - 2 Schools

Overall Conference PTS/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ConnecticutR Yankee 17 11 .607 6 1 .857 80.4 81.7 -6.76 -5.54
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 11 14 .440 6 2 .750 76.1 87.1 -18.07 -7.14