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1956 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 97-97-14, .500 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.84 (8th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.59 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Army, Miami (FL), Notre Dame and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Navy, Pittsburgh and Syracuse)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (FL) 8 1 1 .850 16.1 5.3 16.72 5.92
Navy 6 1 2 .778 23.0 8.4 7.94 -3.39
Syracuse 7 2 0 .778 25.6 13.0 12.71 3.82
North Texas 7 2 1 .750 18.8 13.1 -2.23 -6.53
Penn State 6 2 1 .722 19.7 6.7 12.20 3.09
Pittsburgh 7 3 1 .682 14.2 10.8 14.55 11.00
Pacific 6 3 1 .650 24.1 14.8 -0.22 -8.02
Army 5 3 1 .611 24.8 17.0 7.00 2.56
Holy Cross 5 3 1 .611 15.8 13.7 -4.05 -5.72
Boston College 5 4 0 .556 16.6 10.1 -6.58 -9.47
Villanova 5 4 0 .556 16.9 10.2 0.07 -3.93
Florida State 5 4 1 .550 17.8 11.6 3.09 -0.51
Cincinnati 4 5 0 .444 17.3 15.6 -7.94 -9.83
Colgate 4 5 0 .444 22.3 23.8 -4.57 -4.02
Dayton 4 6 0 .400 10.6 16.2 -14.42 -10.12
Drake 3 6 0 .333 18.9 29.2 -22.74 -14.08
Rutgers 3 7 0 .300 11.7 24.0 -20.74 -11.54
Boston University 1 5 2 .250 12.0 20.8 -9.32 -1.70
San Jose State 2 7 1 .250 18.6 30.1 -17.68 -7.48
Texas Tech 2 7 1 .250 11.7 21.6 -2.29 6.81
Notre Dame 2 8 0 .200 13.0 28.9 -1.25 10.46
Marquette 0 9 0 .000 8.0 33.7 -22.70 -4.37

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Miami (FL) 18   13 11 11 19 9 8 8 6 6 6
Syracuse   7 18   13 14 17 9 9 8 8 8
Pittsburgh 10 10 7   16 13 11 20 16 14 12 13
Navy       14       12 15 15 13 16
Army 11 16 15 15                
Notre Dame 3 14 17 18                
Penn State           18 12          

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas Christian 28 Syracuse 27 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1956-12-29 Gator Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Pittsburgh 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)