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1956-57 Season Summary

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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

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 125 89 .584 2 1 1 North Carolina North Carolina
2 Big Seven Conference 7 98 67 .594 1 1 1 Kansas
3 Big Ten Conference 10 119 105 .531 1 1 1 Indiana
Michigan State
4 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 66 77 .462 0 1 0 Texas-El Paso
5 Independent 44 635 457 .582 6 6 0 Seattle
6 Ivy Group 8 99 93 .516 0 1 0 Yale
7 Metropolitan New York Conference 5 55 55 .500 0 0 0 New York University
8 Mid-American Conference 7 79 84 .485 0 1 0 Miami (OH)
9 Missouri Valley Conference 8 110 100 .524 3 1 0 Saint Louis
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 8 93 107 .465 0 1 0 Brigham Young
11 Ohio Valley Conference 5 62 56 .525 0 1 0 Morehead State
Western Kentucky
12 Pacific Coast Conference 9 120 115 .511 2 1 0 California
13 Southeastern Conference 12 168 120 .583 3 1 0 Kentucky
14 Southern Conference 10 118 143 .452 1 1 0 West Virginia West Virginia
15 Southwest Conference 7 90 79 .533 1 1 0 Southern Methodist
16 West Coast Conference 8 109 96 .532 0 1 1 San Francisco
17 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 51 26 .662 1 1 0 Canisius
St. Bonaventure
18 Yankee Conference 2 28 19 .596 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
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
Chet Forte (Columbia)
Jim Krebs (Southern Methodist)
Lenny Rosenbluth (North Carolina)
Rod Hundley (West Virginia)
Wilt Chamberlain (Kansas)
2nd Team
Charlie Tyra (Louisville)
Elgin Baylor (Seattle)
Frank Howard (Ohio State)
Gary Thompson (Iowa State)
Grady Wallace (South Carolina)
Guy Rodgers (Temple)