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1956-57 Season Summary

Season Index: < 1955-56 Season1957-58 Season >

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

Consensus Player of the Year:

AP First #1: KansasAP Final #1: North Carolina

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% SRS SOS AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Seven Conference 7 98 67 .594 10.49 7.84 1 1 1 Kansas
2 Big Ten Conference 10 119 105 .531 7.17 6.04 1 1 1 Indiana
Michigan State
3 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 51 26 .662 6.16 1.01 1 1 0 Canisius
St. Bonaventure
4 Missouri Valley Conference 8 110 100 .524 2.71 3.29 3 1 0 Saint Louis
5 Southeastern Conference 12 168 120 .583 2.71 1.57 3 1 0 Kentucky
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 125 89 .584 2.19 0.77 2 1 1 North Carolina North Carolina
7 Southwest Conference 7 90 79 .533 1.88 2.34 1 1 0 Southern Methodist
8 Pacific Coast Conference 9 120 115 .511 1.50 1.37 2 1 0 University of California
9 Independent 44 635 457 .582 -1.51 -0.40 6 6 0
10 Ohio Valley Conference 5 62 56 .525 -2.30 -0.31 0 1 0 Morehead State
Western Kentucky
11 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 55 55 .500 -2.68 -0.77 0 0 0 New York University
12 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 93 107 .465 -4.24 -2.50 0 1 0 Brigham Young
13 West Coast Conference 8 109 96 .532 -5.16 -3.29 0 1 1 San Francisco
14 Ivy Group 8 99 93 .516 -6.14 -4.94 0 1 0 Yale
15 Southern Conference 10 118 143 .452 -8.12 -5.55 1 1 0 West Virginia West Virginia
16 Mid-American Conference 7 79 84 .485 -8.85 -5.58 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
17 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 66 77 .462 -9.71 -6.54 0 1 0 Texas-El Paso
18 Yankee Conference 2 28 19 .596 -11.80 -6.43 0 1 0 Connecticut

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
North Carolina ACC 6 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kansas Big 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Kentucky SEC 3 7 3 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Southern Methodist SWC 5 4 7 4 4 3 6 6 4 6 6 4 4 4
Seattle Ind 20 - 18 10 9 7 8 9 7 4 4 5 5 5
Louisville Ind 4 6 8 6 5 5 4 3 6 8 7 8 6 6
West Virginia Southern 13 8 4 19 18 15 17 18 11 10 14 11 11 7
Vanderbilt SEC - - 12 9 6 10 13 - 18 18 10 9 9 8
Oklahoma City Ind 18 15 11 17 11 13 16 16 13 13 13 18 10 9
Saint Louis MVC - 9 5 16 17 - - - - 20 - 14 12 10
Michigan State Big Ten - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 11
Memphis Ind - - - 20 - - - - 16 - 20 19 19 12
University of California PCC - - - - - 19 19 15 19 12 15 - 14 13
UCLA PCC - - - 8 8 6 7 5 5 7 8 6 7 14
Mississippi State SEC - - - - - - - - - - 19 20 18 15
Idaho State Ind - - 20 - - - - 17 20 - - 15 15 16
Notre Dame Ind - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17
Wake Forest ACC - - - 18 13 11 11 13 10 11 12 13 20 18
Bradley MVC - - - - - 12 10 10 8 5 5 7 13 19
Canisius WNY3 10 18 17 15 14 14 14 12 14 14 - - - 20
Oklahoma State MVC 19 12 10 11 12 19 - 20 - - - 17 16 20
School Conf 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/5 Final
Alabama SEC 9 17 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dayton Ind 15 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Duke ACC - 13 9 - 15 16 15 19 - 17 16 - - -
Illinois Big Ten 7 5 6 5 10 8 9 7 15 16 - - - -
Indiana Big Ten - - - - - - - - - 18 11 10 - -
Iowa State Big 7 17 14 14 7 7 9 3 8 9 9 9 16 17 -
Kansas State Big 7 14 10 - - - - - - - - 17 12 - -
Manhattan Metro NY - - - 13 - - - - - - - - - -
Minnesota Big Ten - - - - 19 - - - - - - - - -
Niagara WNY3 16 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina State ACC 8 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ohio State Big Ten 11 11 - - - 17 12 11 12 - - - - -
Purdue Big Ten - - - - - - - - 17 - - - - -
San Francisco WCC 2 2 19 - - - - - - - - - - -
St. John's (NY) Metro NY - 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tennessee SEC - - 12 12 16 - - - - - - - - -
Tulane SEC - - 16 - - - 18 14 - - - - - -
West Virginia Tech Ind - - - - - - - - - 15 18 - - -
Western Kentucky OVC 12 20 15 14 20 18 20 - - - - - - -

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Wilt Chamberlain (Kansas)
2nd Team
Elgin Baylor (Seattle)
Guy Rodgers (Temple)