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1956 Polls

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Paul Hornung (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

AP Polls

Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
1 Preseason 1 Oklahoma NA Big 7
1 Preseason 2 Michigan State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 3 Notre Dame NA Ind
1 Preseason 4 Georgia Tech NA SEC
1 Preseason 5 Ohio State NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 6 Maryland NA ACC
1 Preseason 7 Texas Christian NA SWC
1 Preseason 8 Michigan NA Big Ten
1 Preseason 9 Texas A&M NA SWC
1 Preseason 10 Pittsburgh NA Ind
1 Preseason 11 Army NA Ind
1 Preseason 12 Tennessee NA SEC
1 Preseason 13 Mississippi NA SEC
1 Preseason 14 Stanford NA PCC
1 Preseason 15 Southern California NA PCC
1 Preseason 16 Duke NA ACC
1 Preseason 17 UCLA NA PCC
1 Preseason 18 Miami (FL) NA Ind
1 Preseason 19 Yale NA Ivy
1 Preseason 20 Illinois NA Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
2 1956-09-24 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
2 1956-09-24 2 Georgia Tech 4 Up 2 SEC
2 1956-09-24 3 Michigan State 2 Down 1 Big Ten
2 1956-09-24 4 Texas Christian 7 Up 3 SWC
2 1956-09-24 5 Southern Methodist Up  SWC
2 1956-09-24 6 Southern California 15 Up 9 PCC
2 1956-09-24 7 Syracuse Up  Ind
2 1956-09-24 8 Ohio State 5 Down 3 Big Ten
2 1956-09-24 9 Mississippi 13 Up 4 SEC
2 1956-09-24 10 Pittsburgh 10 NC Ind
2 1956-09-24 11 Texas A&M 9 Down 2 SWC
2 1956-09-24 12 Stanford 14 Up 2 PCC
2 1956-09-24 13 Michigan 8 Down 5 Big Ten
2 1956-09-24 14 Notre Dame 3 Down 11 Ind
2 1956-09-24 15 Vanderbilt Up  SEC
2 1956-09-24 16 Army 11 Down 5 Ind
2 1956-09-24 17 South Carolina Up  ACC
2 1956-09-24 18 Oregon Up  PCC
2 1956-09-24 19 Florida Up  SEC
2 1956-09-24 20 North Carolina State Up  ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
3 1956-10-01 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
3 1956-10-01 2 Michigan State 3 Up 1 Big Ten
3 1956-10-01 3 Georgia Tech 2 Down 1 SEC
3 1956-10-01 4 Ohio State 8 Up 4 Big Ten
3 1956-10-01 5 Michigan 13 Up 8 Big Ten
3 1956-10-01 6 Mississippi 9 Up 3 SEC
3 1956-10-01 7 Pittsburgh 10 Up 3 Ind
3 1956-10-01 8 Texas Christian 4 Down 4 SWC
3 1956-10-01 9 Tennessee Up  SEC
3 1956-10-01 10 Southern California 6 Down 4 PCC
3 1956-10-01 11 Texas A&M 11 NC SWC
3 1956-10-01 12 Southern Methodist 5 Down 7 SWC
3 1956-10-01 13 Miami (FL) Up  Ind
3 1956-10-01 13 Illinois Up  Big Ten
3 1956-10-01 15 Army 16 Up 1 Ind
3 1956-10-01 16 Baylor Up  SWC
3 1956-10-01 17 Notre Dame 14 Down 3 Ind
3 1956-10-01 18 Syracuse 7 Down 11 Ind
3 1956-10-01 18 Vanderbilt 15 Down 3 SEC
3 1956-10-01 20 Iowa Up  Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
4 1956-10-08 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
4 1956-10-08 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
4 1956-10-08 3 Georgia Tech 3 NC SEC
4 1956-10-08 4 Texas Christian 8 Up 4 SWC
4 1956-10-08 5 Ohio State 4 Down 1 Big Ten
4 1956-10-08 6 Tennessee 9 Up 3 SEC
4 1956-10-08 7 Mississippi 6 Down 1 SEC
4 1956-10-08 8 Southern California 10 Up 2 PCC
4 1956-10-08 9 Texas A&M 11 Up 2 SWC
4 1956-10-08 10 Baylor 16 Up 6 SWC
4 1956-10-08 11 Miami (FL) 13 Up 2 Ind
4 1956-10-08 12 Michigan 5 Down 7 Big Ten
4 1956-10-08 13 Vanderbilt 18 Up 5 SEC
4 1956-10-08 14 Navy Up  Ind
4 1956-10-08 15 Army 15 NC Ind
4 1956-10-08 16 George Washington Up  Southern
4 1956-10-08 17 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
4 1956-10-08 18 Notre Dame 17 Down 1 Ind
4 1956-10-08 19 Southern Methodist 12 Down 7 SWC
4 1956-10-08 20 South Carolina Up  ACC
4 1956-10-08 20 West Virginia Up  Southern
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
5 1956-10-15 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
5 1956-10-15 2 Michigan State 2 NC Big Ten
5 1956-10-15 3 Georgia Tech 3 NC SEC
5 1956-10-15 4 Texas Christian 4 NC SWC
5 1956-10-15 5 Ohio State 5 NC Big Ten
5 1956-10-15 6 Mississippi 7 Up 1 SEC
5 1956-10-15 7 Tennessee 6 Down 1 SEC
5 1956-10-15 8 Michigan 12 Up 4 Big Ten
5 1956-10-15 9 Southern California 8 Down 1 PCC
5 1956-10-15 10 Baylor 10 NC SWC
5 1956-10-15 11 Miami (FL) 11 NC Ind
5 1956-10-15 12 Iowa Up  Big Ten
5 1956-10-15 13 Syracuse Up  Ind
5 1956-10-15 14 Texas A&M 9 Down 5 SWC
5 1956-10-15 15 Clemson Up  ACC
5 1956-10-15 16 Pittsburgh Up  Ind
5 1956-10-15 17 Purdue Up  Big Ten
5 1956-10-15 18 Virginia Tech Up  Southern
5 1956-10-15 19 Tulane Up  SEC
5 1956-10-15 20 South Carolina 20 NC ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
6 1956-10-22 1 Michigan State 2 Up 1 Big Ten
6 1956-10-22 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 7
6 1956-10-22 3 Georgia Tech 3 NC SEC
6 1956-10-22 4 Tennessee 7 Up 3 SEC
6 1956-10-22 5 Michigan 8 Up 3 Big Ten
6 1956-10-22 6 Southern California 9 Up 3 PCC
6 1956-10-22 7 Texas A&M 14 Up 7 SWC
6 1956-10-22 8 Baylor 10 Up 2 SWC
6 1956-10-22 9 Ohio State 5 Down 4 Big Ten
6 1956-10-22 10 Mississippi 6 Down 4 SEC
6 1956-10-22 10 Texas Christian 4 Down 6 SWC
6 1956-10-22 12 Iowa 12 NC Big Ten
6 1956-10-22 13 Pittsburgh 16 Up 3 Ind
6 1956-10-22 14 Syracuse 13 Down 1 Ind
6 1956-10-22 15 Tulane 19 Up 4 SEC
6 1956-10-22 16 Virginia Tech 18 Up 2 Southern
6 1956-10-22 17 George Washington Up  Southern
6 1956-10-22 18 Penn State Up  Ind
6 1956-10-22 19 Miami (FL) 11 Down 8 Ind
6 1956-10-22 20 Clemson 15 Down 5 ACC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
7 1956-10-29 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 7
7 1956-10-29 2 Georgia Tech 3 Up 1 SEC
7 1956-10-29 3 Tennessee 4 Up 1 SEC
7 1956-10-29 4 Michigan State 1 Down 3 Big Ten
7 1956-10-29 5 Texas A&M 7 Up 2 SWC
7 1956-10-29 6 Ohio State 9 Up 3 Big Ten
7 1956-10-29 7 Iowa 12 Up 5 Big Ten
7 1956-10-29 8 Minnesota Up  Big Ten
7 1956-10-29 9 Miami (FL) 19 Up 10 Ind
7 1956-10-29 10 Stanford Up  PCC
7 1956-10-29 11 Pittsburgh 13 Up 2 Ind
7 1956-10-29 12 Penn State 18 Up 6 Ind
7 1956-10-29 13 Clemson 20 Up 7 ACC
7 1956-10-29 14 George Washington 17 Up 3 Southern
7 1956-10-29 15 Baylor 8 Down 7 SWC
7 1956-10-29 15 Virginia Tech 16 Up 1 Southern
7 1956-10-29 17 Syracuse 14 Down 3 Ind
7 1956-10-29 17 Oregon State Up  PCC
7 1956-10-29 17 Michigan 5 Down 12 Big Ten
7 1956-10-29 20 Southern California 6 Down 14 PCC
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
8 1956-11-05 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
8 1956-11-05 2 Georgia Tech 2 NC SEC
8 1956-11-05 3 Tennessee 3 NC SEC
8 1956-11-05 4 Michigan State 4 NC Big Ten
8 1956-11-05 5 Texas A&M 5 NC SWC
8 1956-11-05 6 Minnesota 8 Up 2 Big Ten
8 1956-11-05 7 Ohio State 6 Down 1 Big Ten
8 1956-11-05 8 Miami (FL) 9 Up 1 Ind
8 1956-11-05 9 Syracuse 17 Up 8 Ind
8 1956-11-05 10 Michigan 17 Up 7 Big Ten
8 1956-11-05 11 Clemson 13 Up 2 ACC
8 1956-11-05 12 Navy Up  Ind
8 1956-11-05 13 Florida Up  SEC
8 1956-11-05 14 Oregon State 17 Up 3 PCC
8 1956-11-05 15 Iowa 7 Down 8 Big Ten
8 1956-11-05 16 Southern California 20 Up 4 PCC
8 1956-11-05 17 Texas Christian Up  SWC
8 1956-11-05 18 Colorado Up  Big 7
8 1956-11-05 19 UCLA Up  PCC
8 1956-11-05 20 Stanford 10 Down 10 PCC
8 1956-11-05 20 Pittsburgh 11 Down 9 Ind
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
9 1956-11-12 1 Tennessee 3 Up 2 SEC
9 1956-11-12 2 Oklahoma 1 Down 1 Big 7
9 1956-11-12 3 Michigan State 4 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1956-11-12 4 Georgia Tech 2 Down 2 SEC
9 1956-11-12 5 Texas A&M 5 NC SWC
9 1956-11-12 6 Ohio State 7 Up 1 Big Ten
9 1956-11-12 7 Iowa 15 Up 8 Big Ten
9 1956-11-12 8 Miami (FL) 8 NC Ind
9 1956-11-12 9 Syracuse 9 NC Ind
9 1956-11-12 10 Michigan 10 NC Big Ten
9 1956-11-12 11 Oregon State 14 Up 3 PCC
9 1956-11-12 12 Florida 13 Up 1 SEC
9 1956-11-12 13 Clemson 11 Down 2 ACC
9 1956-11-12 14 Southern California 16 Up 2 PCC
9 1956-11-12 15 Navy 12 Down 3 Ind
9 1956-11-12 16 Pittsburgh 20 Up 4 Ind
9 1956-11-12 17 Minnesota 6 Down 11 Big Ten
9 1956-11-12 18 George Washington Up  Southern
9 1956-11-12 19 Mississippi Up  SEC
9 1956-11-12 20 Princeton Up  Ivy
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
10 1956-11-19 1 Oklahoma 2 Up 1 Big 7
10 1956-11-19 2 Tennessee 1 Down 1 SEC
10 1956-11-19 3 Iowa 7 Up 4 Big Ten
10 1956-11-19 4 Texas A&M 5 Up 1 SWC
10 1956-11-19 5 Georgia Tech 4 Down 1 SEC
10 1956-11-19 6 Miami (FL) 8 Up 2 Ind
10 1956-11-19 7 Minnesota 17 Up 10 Big Ten
10 1956-11-19 8 Syracuse 9 Up 1 Ind
10 1956-11-19 9 Michigan 10 Up 1 Big Ten
10 1956-11-19 10 Michigan State 3 Down 7 Big Ten
10 1956-11-19 11 Oregon State 11 NC PCC
10 1956-11-19 12 Ohio State 6 Down 6 Big Ten
10 1956-11-19 13 Florida 12 Down 1 SEC
10 1956-11-19 14 Pittsburgh 16 Up 2 Ind
10 1956-11-19 15 Navy 15 NC Ind
10 1956-11-19 16 Baylor Up  SWC
10 1956-11-19 17 George Washington 18 Up 1 Southern
10 1956-11-19 18 Texas Christian Up  SWC
10 1956-11-19 19 Wyoming Up  Skyline
10 1956-11-19 20 Colorado Up  Big 7
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
11 1956-11-26 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
11 1956-11-26 2 Tennessee 2 NC SEC
11 1956-11-26 3 Iowa 3 NC Big Ten
11 1956-11-26 4 Georgia Tech 5 Up 1 SEC
11 1956-11-26 5 Texas A&M 4 Down 1 SWC
11 1956-11-26 6 Miami (FL) 6 NC Ind
11 1956-11-26 7 Michigan 9 Up 2 Big Ten
11 1956-11-26 8 Syracuse 8 NC Ind
11 1956-11-26 9 Michigan State 10 Up 1 Big Ten
11 1956-11-26 10 Minnesota 7 Down 3 Big Ten
11 1956-11-26 11 Oregon State 11 NC PCC
11 1956-11-26 12 Pittsburgh 14 Up 2 Ind
11 1956-11-26 13 Navy 15 Up 2 Ind
11 1956-11-26 14 Texas Christian 18 Up 4 SWC
11 1956-11-26 15 Baylor 16 Up 1 SWC
11 1956-11-26 16 George Washington 17 Up 1 Southern
11 1956-11-26 17 Southern California Up  PCC
11 1956-11-26 18 Florida 13 Down 5 SEC
11 1956-11-26 19 Colorado 20 Up 1 Big 7
11 1956-11-26 20 Ohio State 12 Down 8 Big Ten
Wk Date Rk School Prev Chng Conf
12 Final 1 Oklahoma 1 NC Big 7
12 Final 2 Tennessee 2 NC SEC
12 Final 3 Iowa 3 NC Big Ten
12 Final 4 Georgia Tech 4 NC SEC
12 Final 5 Texas A&M 5 NC SWC
12 Final 6 Miami (FL) 6 NC Ind
12 Final 7 Michigan 7 NC Big Ten
12 Final 8 Syracuse 8 NC Ind
12 Final 9 Michigan State 9 NC Big Ten
12 Final 10 Oregon State 11 Up 1 PCC
12 Final 11 Baylor 15 Up 4 SWC
12 Final 12 Minnesota 10 Down 2 Big Ten
12 Final 13 Pittsburgh 12 Down 1 Ind
12 Final 14 Texas Christian 14 NC SWC
12 Final 15 Ohio State 20 Up 5 Big Ten
12 Final 16 Navy 13 Down 3 Ind
12 Final 17 George Washington 16 Down 1 Southern
12 Final 18 Southern California 17 Down 1 PCC
12 Final 19 Clemson Up  ACC
12 Final 20 Colorado 19 Down 1 Big 7