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1956 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 69-50-3, .578 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.43 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.20 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Georgia Tech and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tennessee 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 25.0 8.0 23.26 6.90
Georgia Tech 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 22.5 4.3 23.80 8.99
Florida 6 3 1 .650 5 2 0 .714 15.8 9.8 14.57 8.77
Mississippi 7 3 0 .700 4 2 0 .667 20.7 8.2 14.62 5.42
Auburn 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.4 11.7 11.65 7.45
Kentucky 6 4 0 .600 4 4 0 .500 11.9 10.5 9.95 8.25
Tulane 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 12.4 12.3 7.31 6.81
Vanderbilt 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 14.7 11.3 5.06 3.56
Mississippi State 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 14.8 15.2 2.11 3.11
Alabama 2 7 1 .250 2 5 0 .286 8.5 20.8 -3.10 8.20
Louisiana State 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 10.4 19.7 3.03 10.83
Georgia 3 6 1 .350 1 6 0 .143 6.6 16.2 0.87 8.17

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
Tennessee 12   9 6 7 4 3 3 1 2 2 2
Georgia Tech 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 4 5 4 4
Florida   19           13 12 13 18  
Mississippi 13 9 6 7 6 10     19      
Tulane         19 15            
Vanderbilt   15 18 13                

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1957-01-01 Sugar Bowl Baylor 13 Tennessee 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1956-12-29 Gator Bowl Georgia Tech 21 Pittsburgh 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Cruze (Tennessee) 17.9
2. Jimmy Phillips (Auburn) 16.7