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1956 Standings

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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

111 Schools

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
1 Clemson ACC 7 2 2 .727 4 0 1 .900 15.2 9.2 8.01 2.01 11 19
2 Duke ACC 5 4 1 .550 4 1 0 .800 18.4 10.0 12.47 6.97 16 16
3 South Carolina ACC 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 12.6 6.7 6.14 0.24 17
4 Maryland ACC 2 7 1 .250 2 2 1 .500 6.8 16.8 -0.36 8.84 6 6
5 North Carolina ACC 2 7 1 .250 2 3 1 .417 9.9 18.3 -2.19 5.41
6 North Carolina State ACC 3 7 0 .300 2 4 0 .333 9.4 16.9 -2.21 3.09 20
7 Wake Forest ACC 2 5 3 .350 1 5 1 .214 9.1 10.2 -1.89 1.21
8 Virginia ACC 3 7 0 .300 1 4 0 .200 9.2 16.7 -3.98 2.02
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
9 Oklahoma Big 7 10 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 46.6 5.1 21.08 -1.12 1 1 1
10 Colorado Big 7 8 2 1 .773 4 1 1 .750 26.7 13.0 9.43 -0.39 18 20
11 Missouri Big 7 4 5 1 .450 3 2 1 .583 20.0 18.3 3.88 2.38
12 Nebraska Big 7 4 6 0 .400 3 3 0 .500 12.5 20.6 -1.79 3.41
13 Kansas Big 7 3 6 1 .350 2 4 0 .333 16.3 21.5 -1.16 4.24
14 Kansas State Big 7 3 7 0 .300 2 4 0 .333 14.3 25.9 -4.91 1.79
15 Iowa State Big 7 2 8 0 .200 0 6 0 .000 9.2 26.0 -11.07 0.33
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
16 Iowa Big Ten 9 1 0 .900 5 1 0 .833 21.9 8.4 19.50 7.90 3 3
17 Michigan Big Ten 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 25.9 13.7 22.71 11.71 8 5 7
18 Minnesota Big Ten 6 1 2 .778 4 1 2 .714 14.1 9.7 19.07 13.07 6 12
19 Michigan State Big Ten 7 2 0 .778 4 2 0 .667 26.6 9.7 18.97 6.86 2 1 9
20 Ohio State Big Ten 6 3 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 17.8 9.0 16.64 8.64 5 4 15
21 Northwestern Big Ten 4 4 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 11.9 12.4 8.57 8.24
22 Purdue Big Ten 3 4 2 .444 1 4 2 .286 15.4 13.6 9.52 8.74 17
23 Illinois Big Ten 2 5 2 .333 1 4 2 .286 13.8 17.1 8.43 12.87 20 13
24 Wisconsin Big Ten 1 5 3 .278 0 4 3 .214 10.3 14.3 5.30 10.30
25 Indiana Big Ten 3 6 0 .333 1 5 0 .167 14.3 29.2 -3.76 7.80
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
26 Texas-El Paso BIAA 9 2 0 .818 5 0 0 1.000 27.7 7.1 8.96 -5.22
27 Arizona State BIAA 9 1 0 .900 3 1 0 .750 30.6 8.3 8.97 -6.94
28 West Texas A&M BIAA 8 2 0 .800 2 2 0 .500 29.6 9.6 5.50 -9.10
29 Arizona BIAA 4 6 0 .400 1 2 0 .333 18.0 18.2 -6.42 -3.02
30 Hardin-Simmons BIAA 4 6 0 .400 1 3 0 .250 16.4 21.7 -3.27 0.13
31 New Mexico State BIAA 1 9 0 .100 0 4 0 .000 13.1 27.6 -18.10 -5.00
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
32 Miami (FL) Ind 8 1 1 .850 16.1 5.3 16.72 5.92 18 6 6
33 Navy Ind 6 1 2 .778 23.0 8.4 7.94 -3.39 12 16
34 Syracuse Ind 7 2 0 .778 25.6 13.0 12.71 3.82 7 8
35 North Texas Ind 7 2 1 .750 18.8 13.1 -2.23 -6.53
36 Penn State Ind 6 2 1 .722 19.7 6.7 12.20 3.09 12
37 Pittsburgh Ind 7 3 1 .682 14.2 10.8 14.55 11.00 10 7 13
38 Pacific Ind 6 3 1 .650 24.1 14.8 -0.22 -8.02
39 Army Ind 5 3 1 .611 24.8 17.0 7.00 2.56 11 11
40 Holy Cross Ind 5 3 1 .611 15.8 13.7 -4.05 -5.72
41 Boston College Ind 5 4 0 .556 16.6 10.1 -6.58 -9.47
42 Villanova Ind 5 4 0 .556 16.9 10.2 0.07 -3.93
43 Florida State Ind 5 4 1 .550 17.8 11.6 3.09 -0.51
44 Cincinnati Ind 4 5 0 .444 17.3 15.6 -7.94 -9.83
45 Colgate Ind 4 5 0 .444 22.3 23.8 -4.57 -4.02
46 Dayton Ind 4 6 0 .400 10.6 16.2 -14.42 -10.12
47 Drake Ind 3 6 0 .333 18.9 29.2 -22.74 -14.08
48 Rutgers Ind 3 7 0 .300 11.7 24.0 -20.74 -11.54
49 Boston University Ind 1 5 2 .250 12.0 20.8 -9.32 -1.70
50 San Jose State Ind 2 7 1 .250 18.6 30.1 -17.68 -7.48
51 Texas Tech Ind 2 7 1 .250 11.7 21.6 -2.29 6.81
52 Notre Dame Ind 2 8 0 .200 13.0 28.9 -1.25 10.46 3 3
53 Marquette Ind 0 9 0 .000 8.0 33.7 -22.70 -4.37
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
54 Yale Ivy 8 1 0 .889 7 0 0 1.000 27.3 10.8 5.64 -9.69 19 19
55 Princeton Ivy 7 2 0 .778 5 2 0 .714 26.3 15.0 -1.13 -9.69 20
56 Dartmouth Ivy 5 3 1 .611 4 3 0 .571 13.6 9.9 -4.81 -8.47
57 Pennsylvania Ivy 4 5 0 .444 4 3 0 .571 10.7 24.0 -10.99 -3.54
58 Brown Ivy 5 4 0 .556 3 4 0 .429 13.8 10.4 -5.16 -8.49
59 Columbia Ivy 3 6 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 10.4 26.3 -16.58 -6.69
60 Harvard Ivy 2 6 0 .250 2 5 0 .286 19.1 24.9 -13.56 -7.93
61 Cornell Ivy 1 8 0 .111 1 6 0 .143 11.1 23.2 -16.47 -4.80
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
62 Houston MVC 7 2 1 .750 4 0 0 1.000 18.5 9.0 10.09 1.49
63 Tulsa MVC 7 2 1 .750 2 1 1 .625 16.9 6.7 0.10 -7.60
64 Oklahoma State MVC 3 5 2 .400 2 1 1 .625 13.1 16.6 -0.37 0.43
65 Wichita State MVC 4 6 0 .400 1 3 0 .250 11.7 19.8 -13.96 -6.66
66 Detroit Mercy MVC 2 8 0 .200 0 4 0 .000 9.9 19.4 -17.25 -7.85
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
67 Oregon State PCC 7 3 1 .682 6 1 1 .813 18.5 15.1 12.37 8.64 10 10
68 Southern California PCC 8 2 0 .800 5 2 0 .714 21.8 12.6 14.67 5.47 15 6 18
69 UCLA PCC 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 14.8 12.2 10.99 7.59 17 17
70 Oregon PCC 4 4 2 .500 3 3 2 .500 13.3 10.2 9.78 7.88 18
71 Washington PCC 5 5 0 .500 4 4 0 .500 23.2 20.6 10.10 8.20
72 Stanford PCC 4 6 0 .400 3 4 0 .429 21.8 21.3 6.63 7.83 14 10
73 Washington State PCC 3 6 1 .350 2 5 1 .313 16.3 24.7 -2.48 4.92
74 California PCC 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 13.5 18.1 4.99 10.29
75 Idaho PCC 4 5 0 .444 0 4 0 .000 22.0 23.9 -2.45 -1.23
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
76 Tennessee SEC 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 25.0 8.0 23.26 6.90 12 1 2
77 Georgia Tech SEC 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 22.5 4.3 23.80 8.99 4 2 4
78 Florida SEC 6 3 1 .650 5 2 0 .714 15.8 9.8 14.57 8.77 12
79 Mississippi SEC 7 3 0 .700 4 2 0 .667 20.7 8.2 14.62 5.42 13 6
80 Auburn SEC 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.4 11.7 11.65 7.45
81 Kentucky SEC 6 4 0 .600 4 4 0 .500 11.9 10.5 9.95 8.25
82 Tulane SEC 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 12.4 12.3 7.31 6.81 15
83 Vanderbilt SEC 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 14.7 11.3 5.06 3.56 13
84 Mississippi State SEC 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 14.8 15.2 2.11 3.11
85 Alabama SEC 2 7 1 .250 2 5 0 .286 8.5 20.8 -3.10 8.20
86 Louisiana State SEC 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 10.4 19.7 3.03 10.83
87 Georgia SEC 3 6 1 .350 1 6 0 .143 6.6 16.2 0.87 8.17
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
88 Wyoming Skyline 10 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 25.2 11.2 1.67 -12.44 19
89 Utah Skyline 5 5 0 .500 5 1 0 .833 22.7 17.7 -1.68 -5.68
90 Denver Skyline 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 25.0 20.6 -9.10 -13.10
91 Utah State Skyline 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 22.1 19.9 -10.82 -11.82
92 Colorado State Skyline 2 7 1 .250 2 4 1 .357 15.6 31.4 -20.01 -8.21
93 New Mexico Skyline 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 16.7 20.5 -14.39 -11.09
94 Brigham Young Skyline 2 7 1 .250 1 5 1 .214 14.7 23.2 -19.75 -11.95
95 Montana Skyline 1 9 0 .100 1 6 0 .143 12.5 27.2 -23.29 -9.69
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
96 Virginia Tech Southern 7 2 1 .750 3 0 0 1.000 26.4 9.8 7.84 -3.96 15
97 West Virginia Southern 6 4 0 .600 5 0 0 1.000 13.0 10.6 3.51 1.11 20
98 George Washington Southern 8 1 1 .850 5 1 0 .833 17.1 8.1 2.77 -7.04 14 17
99 Furman Southern 2 8 0 .200 2 2 0 .500 6.7 18.5 -10.19 -1.09
100 Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 6 1 .350 2 3 1 .417 16.7 22.0 -9.24 -4.54
101 Davidson Southern 5 3 1 .611 1 2 1 .375 21.2 14.0 -7.93 -12.16
102 Richmond Southern 4 5 0 .444 2 5 0 .286 15.8 17.8 -9.98 -6.43
103 Citadel Southern 3 5 1 .389 1 3 0 .250 15.1 16.6 -10.13 -9.02
104 William & Mary Southern 0 9 1 .050 0 5 0 .000 8.4 24.6 -16.71 -2.21
Overall Conference Pts/G SRS Polls
Rk School Conf W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Notes
105 Texas A&M SWC 9 0 1 .950 6 0 0 1.000 22.3 8.1 20.18 6.28 9 4 5
106 Texas Christian SWC 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833 21.0 10.0 15.42 7.24 7 4 14
107 Baylor SWC 9 2 0 .818 4 2 0 .667 18.4 6.6 17.91 7.09 8 11
108 Arkansas SWC 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 16.0 15.5 9.56 7.66
109 Southern Methodist SWC 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 12.5 20.2 4.28 10.68 5
110 Rice SWC 4 6 0 .400 1 5 0 .167 16.0 16.9 6.54 7.84
111 Texas SWC 1 9 0 .100 0 6 0 .000 10.1 27.2 -1.76 12.05