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1955-56 Season Summary

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National Champion: San Francisco
Final Four: Iowa, San Francisco, SMU and Temple

Consensus Player of the Year: Bill Russell

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

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Ten Conference 10 124 100 .554 9.32 7.44 2 1 1 Iowa
2 Missouri Valley Conference 7 111 70 .613 8.44 5.61 1 1 0 Houston
3 Big Seven Conference 7 86 74 .538 6.71 6.28 0 1 0 Kansas State
4 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 122 83 .595 5.14 1.95 4 1 0 North Carolina
North Carolina State
North Carolina State
5 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 50 26 .658 5.03 1.82 0 1 0 Canisius
6 Ohio Valley Conference 5 73 55 .570 2.69 2.67 0 1 0 Morehead State
Tennessee Tech
Western Kentucky
7 Pacific Coast Conference 9 115 117 .496 0.95 1.49 1 1 0 UCLA
8 Southwest Conference 7 83 86 .491 0.53 1.74 1 1 1 Southern Methodist
9 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 105 99 .515 0.10 0.31 1 1 0 Utah
10 Mid-American Conference 7 77 76 .503 -1.53 -0.04 0 1 0 Marshall
11 Independent 43 627 443 .586 -1.57 0.02 5 6 1
12 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 70 46 .603 -2.59 -1.47 0 1 0 St. Francis (NY)
13 Southeastern Conference 12 148 135 .523 -5.55 -4.03 3 1 0 Alabama
14 West Coast Conference 8 107 99 .519 -6.47 -3.78 1 1 1 San Francisco
15 Ivy Group 8 97 104 .483 -7.79 -6.22 0 1 0 Dartmouth
16 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 7 82 87 .485 -8.52 -5.17 0 1 0 Texas Tech
17 Yankee Conference 2 28 25 .528 -12.41 -6.34 0 1 0 Connecticut
18 Southern Conference 10 122 139 .467 -12.70 -8.56 1 1 0 George Washington
West Virginia
West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
San Francisco WCC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
North Carolina State ACC 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 6 5 2 2
Dayton Ind 7 7 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3
Iowa Big Ten 4 4 10 6 - - 20 13 19 17 15 13 10 5 4
Alabama SEC 6 5 16 19 17 19 13 12 12 10 8 7 4 4 5
Louisville Ind - - - 11 - 13 10 9 5 5 4 3 6 6 6
Southern Methodist SWC - - - - - - 19 18 17 15 12 12 9 8 7
UCLA PCC 16 - - - - - 18 - 20 18 20 15 13 10 8
Kentucky SEC 2 12 9 13 6 5 4 3 8 7 7 8 12 9 9
Illinois Big Ten 8 - 17 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 3 2 2 7 10
Oklahoma City Ind 12 20 15 10 - 16 14 16 15 14 14 18 16 16 11
Vanderbilt SEC - 9 8 5 4 4 5 7 3 3 6 5 7 11 12
North Carolina ACC - 16 6 4 5 9 9 8 9 12 10 9 8 15 13
Holy Cross Ind 11 10 7 14 14 11 12 11 14 13 16 17 15 12 14
Temple Ind - 11 12 17 16 10 8 6 7 9 9 10 14 13 15
Wake Forest ACC - - - - - 18 - - - - - - 20 18 16
Duke ACC - - 14 8 11 6 7 10 10 8 11 11 11 19 17
Utah MSAC 5 3 3 7 - 20 16 - - - - - - 20 18
Oklahoma State MVC - - - - - - 20 20 - - - - - - 19
West Virginia Southern 14 15 - - 19 - - - - - - - - 14 20
School Conf 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
Brigham Young MSAC 10 8 5 20 - - - - - - - - - - -
Cincinnati Ind - 14 - - - 20 - 14 - 20 - - - - -
Duquesne Ind 9 6 20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
George Washington Southern 13 13 11 12 7 14 - - - 19 - 19 - - -
Houston MVC - - - - - - - - - - 18 14 18 17 -
Indiana Big Ten - 19 18 - 13 12 - - - - - - - - -
Iowa State Big 7 - - - - 8 15 - - - - - 20 - - -
Kansas Big 7 - 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Kansas State Big 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 - -
La Salle Ind 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marquette Ind 14 - 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Marshall MAC - - - - - - - - 18 - - - - - -
Memphis Ind - - 18 - 12 17 15 19 16 - 19 - - - -
Michigan State Big Ten - - - 16 20 - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota Big Ten 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State Big Ten 16 - - 15 10 7 11 - - - - - - - -
Rice SWC - - - 17 18 - - - - - - - - - -
Saint Louis MVC - 17 - - - - 17 17 11 11 17 - 19 - -
St. Francis (NY) Metro NY - - - - - - - 15 13 16 13 16 - - -
Stanford PCC 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tulsa MVC - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Bill Russell (San Francisco)
Tom Heinsohn (Holy Cross)
2nd Team
K.C. Jones (San Francisco)