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1956-57 Standings

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National Champion: North Carolina
Final Four: Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and San Francisco

Consensus Player of the Year: Chet Forte

AP First #1: Kansas ▪ AP Final #1: North Carolina


Records do not reflect forfeits or vacated games

ACC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 North CarolinaRTFN ACC 32 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 1 1
2 Maryland  ACC 16 10 .615 9 5 .643
3 Duke  ACC 13 11 .542 8 6 .571 9
4 Wake Forest  ACC 19 9 .679 7 7 .500 10 18
5 North Carolina State  ACC 15 11 .577 7 7 .500 8
6 South Carolina  ACC 17 12 .586 5 9 .357
7 Virginia  ACC 6 19 .240 3 11 .214
8 Clemson  ACC 7 17 .292 3 11 .214

Big 7 - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KansasRF Big 7 24 3 .889 11 1 .917 1 2
2 Kansas State  Big 7 15 8 .652 8 4 .667 10
3 Iowa State  Big 7 16 7 .696 6 6 .500 3
4 Colorado  Big 7 14 9 .609 5 7 .417
5 Nebraska  Big 7 11 12 .478 5 7 .417
6 Missouri  Big 7 10 13 .435 4 8 .333
7 Oklahoma  Big 7 8 15 .348 3 9 .250

Big Ten - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Indiana R Big Ten 14 8 .636 10 4 .714 10
2 Michigan StateRF Big Ten 16 10 .615 10 4 .714 8 11
3 Minnesota  Big Ten 14 8 .636 9 5 .643 19
4 Ohio State  Big Ten 14 8 .636 9 5 .643 11
5 Purdue  Big Ten 15 7 .682 8 6 .571 17
6 Michigan  Big Ten 13 9 .591 8 6 .571
7 Illinois  Big Ten 14 8 .636 7 7 .500 5
8 Iowa  Big Ten 8 14 .364 4 10 .286
9 Wisconsin  Big Ten 5 17 .227 3 11 .214
10 Northwestern  Big Ten 6 16 .273 2 12 .143

BIAA - 6 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Texas-El Paso R BIAA 14 8 .636 8 2 .800
2 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 17 9 .654 7 3 .700
3 Arizona  BIAA 13 13 .500 5 5 .500
4 Arizona State  BIAA 10 15 .400 4 6 .400
5 West Texas A&M  BIAA 6 14 .300 3 7 .300
6 New Mexico State  BIAA 6 18 .250 3 7 .300

Ind - 44 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Seattle R Ind 22 3 .880 4 5
2 Lafayette Ind 22 5 .815
3 Louisville  Ind 21 5 .808 3 6
4 Memphis  Ind 24 6 .800 12 12
5 Syracuse Ind 18 7 .720
6 Notre Dame Ind 20 8 .714 17 17
7 Xavier  Ind 20 8 .714
8 Saint Joseph's  Ind 17 7 .708
9 Duquesne  Ind 16 7 .696
10 Temple  Ind 20 9 .690
11 Dayton  Ind 19 9 .679 15
12 Oklahoma City Ind 19 9 .679 9 9
13 Bucknell  Ind 16 8 .667
14 La Salle  Ind 17 9 .654
15 Muhlenburg  Ind 17 9 .654
16 Navy  Ind 15 8 .652
17 Iona  Ind 12 7 .632
18 Seton Hall  Ind 17 10 .630
19 Cincinnati  Ind 15 9 .625
20 Penn State  Ind 15 10 .600
21 Portland  Ind 18 12 .600
22 Pittsburgh Ind 16 11 .593
23 Colgate  Ind 14 10 .583
24 Loyola (IL)  Ind 14 10 .583
25 Kentucky Wesleyan  Ind 16 12 .571
26 Washington (MO)  Ind 12 9 .571
27 Loyola (LA) Ind 14 12 .538
28 Boston College  Ind 12 11 .522
29 Texas Tech  Ind 12 11 .522
30 Georgetown  Ind 11 11 .500
31 Miami (FL)  Ind 13 13 .500
32 Saint Francis (PA)  Ind 12 12 .500
33 Holy Cross  Ind 11 12 .478
34 Lehigh  Ind 8 10 .444
35 Butler  Ind 11 14 .440
36 Valparaiso  Ind 11 14 .440
37 Gonzaga  Ind 11 16 .407
38 Marquette  Ind 10 15 .400
39 Villanova  Ind 10 15 .400
40 DePaul  Ind 8 14 .364
41 Army  Ind 7 13 .350
42 Rutgers  Ind 8 15 .348
43 Florida State  Ind 9 17 .346
44 Siena  Ind 5 15 .250

Ivy - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 YaleR Ivy 18 8 .692 12 2 .857
2 Dartmouth  Ivy 18 7 .720 10 4 .714
3 Columbia  Ivy 18 6 .750 9 5 .643
4 Princeton  Ivy 14 9 .609 9 5 .643
5 Harvard  Ivy 12 9 .571 7 7 .500
6 Brown  Ivy 8 16 .333 4 10 .286
7 Pennsylvania  Ivy 7 19 .269 3 11 .214
8 Cornell  Ivy 4 19 .174 2 12 .143

MAC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Miami (OH)R MAC 17 8 .680 11 1 .917
2 Marshall  MAC 15 9 .625 8 4 .667
3 Ohio  MAC 15 8 .652 7 5 .583
4 Bowling Green State  MAC 14 9 .609 7 5 .583
5 Western Michigan  MAC 8 13 .381 4 8 .333
6 Toledo  MAC 5 19 .208 3 9 .250
7 Kent State  MAC 5 18 .217 2 10 .167

Metro NY - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 New York University R Metro NY 8 13 .381 3 1 .750
2 St. John's (NY)  Metro NY 14 9 .609 4 2 .667 15
3 Fordham  Metro NY 16 10 .615 2 2 .500
4 Manhattan  Metro NY 5 9 .357 2 2 .500 13
5 St. Francis (NY)  Metro NY 12 14 .462 1 2 .333

MSAC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Brigham YoungR MSAC 19 9 .679 11 3 .786
2 Utah  MSAC 19 8 .704 10 4 .714
3 Montana  MSAC 13 9 .591 9 5 .643
4 Denver  MSAC 11 12 .478 8 6 .571
5 Utah State  MSAC 11 13 .458 7 7 .500
6 Colorado State  MSAC 9 16 .360 6 8 .429
7 Wyoming  MSAC 6 19 .240 4 10 .286
8 New Mexico  MSAC 5 21 .192 1 13 .071

MVC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Saint LouisR MVC 19 9 .679 12 2 .857 5 10
2 Bradley  MVC 22 7 .759 9 5 .643 5 19
3 Oklahoma State  MVC 17 9 .654 8 6 .571 10 20
4 Wichita State  MVC 15 11 .577 8 6 .571
5 Detroit Mercy  MVC 11 15 .423 5 9 .357
6 Houston  MVC 10 16 .385 5 9 .357
7 Tulsa  MVC 8 17 .320 5 9 .357
8 Drake  MVC 8 16 .333 4 10 .286

OVC - 5 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Morehead StateR OVC 19 8 .704 9 1 .900
2 Western Kentucky R OVC 17 9 .654 9 1 .900 12
3 Murray State  OVC 11 13 .458 5 5 .500
4 Eastern Kentucky  OVC 6 15 .286 4 6 .400
5 Tennessee Tech  OVC 9 11 .450 1 9 .100

PCC - 9 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CaliforniaR PCC 21 5 .808 14 2 .875 12 13
2 UCLA  PCC 22 4 .846 13 3 .813 5 14
3 Washington  PCC 17 9 .654 13 3 .813
4 Southern California  PCC 16 12 .571 9 7 .563
5 Stanford  PCC 11 15 .423 7 9 .438
6 Oregon State  PCC 11 15 .423 6 10 .375
7 Idaho  PCC 10 16 .385 4 12 .250
8 Washington State  PCC 8 18 .308 4 12 .250
9 Oregon  PCC 4 21 .160 2 14 .125

SEC - 12 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 KentuckyR SEC 23 5 .821 12 2 .857 3 3
2 Vanderbilt  SEC 17 5 .773 10 4 .714 6 8
3 Georgia Tech  SEC 18 8 .692 9 5 .643
4 Mississippi State  SEC 17 8 .680 9 5 .643 15 15
5 Tulane  SEC 15 9 .625 9 5 .643 14
6 Auburn  SEC 13 8 .619 8 6 .571
7 Alabama  SEC 15 11 .577 7 7 .500 9
8 Florida  SEC 14 10 .583 6 8 .429
9 Tennessee  SEC 13 9 .591 5 9 .357 12
10 Mississippi  SEC 9 12 .429 4 10 .286
11 Georgia  SEC 8 16 .333 4 10 .286
12 Louisiana State  SEC 6 19 .240 1 13 .071

Southern - 10 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 West VirginiaRT Southern 25 5 .833 12 0 1.000 4 7
2 Washington & Lee  Southern 20 7 .741 10 3 .769
3 Virginia Tech  Southern 14 8 .636 12 5 .706
4 Furman  Southern 10 17 .370 7 5 .583
5 Richmond  Southern 15 11 .577 9 7 .563
6 William & Mary  Southern 9 18 .333 7 11 .389
7 Citadel  Southern 11 14 .440 5 9 .357
8 Davidson  Southern 7 20 .259 4 8 .333
9 George Washington  Southern 3 21 .125 3 9 .250
10 Virginia Military Institute  Southern 4 22 .154 1 13 .071

SWC - 7 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 Southern MethodistR SWC 22 4 .846 11 1 .917 3 4
2 Rice  SWC 16 8 .667 8 4 .667
3 Texas Christian  SWC 14 10 .583 6 6 .500
4 Baylor  SWC 9 15 .375 6 6 .500
5 Arkansas  SWC 11 12 .478 5 7 .417
6 Texas  SWC 11 13 .458 3 9 .250
7 Texas A&M  SWC 7 17 .292 3 9 .250

WCC - 8 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 San FranciscoRF WCC 21 7 .750 12 2 .857 2
2 Santa Clara  WCC 15 7 .682 10 4 .714
3 Saint Mary's (CA)  WCC 17 9 .654 10 4 .714
4 Fresno State  WCC 16 10 .615 7 7 .500
5 San Jose State  WCC 13 12 .520 7 7 .500
6 Loyola Marymount  WCC 11 16 .407 5 9 .357
7 Pacific  WCC 9 17 .346 3 11 .214
8 Pepperdine  WCC 7 18 .280 2 12 .143

WNY3 - 3 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 CanisiusR WNY3 22 6 .786 3 1 .750 10 20
2 St. Bonaventure R WNY3 17 7 .708 3 1 .750
3 Niagara  WNY3 12 13 .480 0 4 .000 16

Yankee - 2 Schools

Overall Conference Polls
Rk School Conf W L W-L% W L W-L% AP Pre AP High AP Final
1 ConnecticutR Yankee 17 8 .680 8 0 1.000
2 Rhode Island  Yankee 11 11 .500 6 3 .667