1954-55 NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1954-55 men's college basketball season
The final poll was released on March 8, prior to the 1955 NCAA tournament
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Week 1 (12/7)
1
La Salle
2
0
Independent
2
Kentucky
1
0
SEC
3
Duquesne
1
0
Independent
4
Iowa
2
0
Big Ten
5
Holy Cross
1
0
Independent
6
Indiana
0
0
Big Ten
7
Dayton
2
0
Independent
8
Niagara
3
0
Little Three
9
Notre Dame
1
0
Independent
10
NC State
2
0
ACC
11
Oklahoma A&M
2
0
Missouri Valley
12
Saint Louis
1
0
Missouri Valley
13
UCLA
1
0
Pacific Coast
14
Illinois
2
0
Big Ten
15
Wichita
0
0
Missouri Valley
16
Utah
2
0
Mountain States
17
Duke
1
0
ACC
Wake Forest
2
0
ACC
19
Penn State
1
0
Independent
20
Western Kentucky
1
1
Ohio Valley
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (12/14)
1
La Salle
4
0
Independent
2
Kentucky
2
0
SEC
3
Illinois
3
0
Big Ten
4
NC State
3
0
ACC
5
Dayton
4
0
Independent
6
Missouri
3
1
Big Seven
7
Indiana
2
2
Big Ten
8
UCLA
3
0
Pacific Coast
9
Duquesne
2
1
Independent
10
Niagara
3
1
Little Three
11
George Washington
3
0
SoCon
12
Louisville
6
0
Independent
13
Iowa
4
1
Big Ten
14
Ohio State
3
0
Big Ten
15
Utah
6
0
Mountain States
16
St. John's
3
0
Metropolitan New York
17
Wake Forest
4
1
ACC
18
Wichita
2
0
Missouri Valley
19
Holy Cross
2
1
Independent
20
Notre Dame
3
1
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (12/21)
1
Kentucky
3
0
SEC
2
Utah
7
0
Mountain States
3
Illinois
5
0
Big Ten
4
La Salle
5
1
Independent
5
NC State
8
0
ACC
6
Dayton
6
0
Independent
7
Missouri
4
1
Big Seven
8
George Washington
4
1
SoCon
9
Duquesne
4
1
Independent
10
Niagara
6
1
Little Three
11
Ohio State
4
0
Big Ten
12
West Virginia
4
1
SoCon
13
USC
5
1
Pacific Coast
14
Louisville
7
1
Independent
15
Wichita
3
0
Missouri Valley
16
Penn
6
0
Ivy League
17
San Francisco
4
1
California BB Assoc.
18
UCLA
5
1
Pacific Coast
19
Alabama
4
1
SEC
20
Iowa
5
2
Big Ten
Kansas
4
0
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (12/28)
1
Kentucky
5
0
SEC
2
NC State
10
0
ACC
3
La Salle
6
2
Independent
4
Dayton
7
0
Independent
5
San Francisco
7
1
California BB Assoc.
6
Illinois
6
1
Big Ten
7
Utah
7
2
Mountain States
8
Duquesne
4
1
Independent
9
George Washington
5
2
SoCon
10
Niagara
6
1
Little Three
11
Missouri
4
2
Big Seven
12
Alabama
5
1
SEC
13
Louisville
8
1
Independent
14
USC
6
3
Pacific Coast
15
UCLA
6
1
Pacific Coast
16
Kansas
4
0
Big Seven
17
Penn
6
0
Ivy League
18
Duke
5
1
ACC
19
Iowa
5
2
Big Ten
20
Ohio State
4
2
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (1/4)
1
Kentucky
7
0
SEC
2
Duquesne
-
Independent
3
NC State
-
ACC
4
La Salle
-
Independent
5
San Francisco
-
California BB Assoc.
6
George Washington
-
SoCon
7
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
8
Utah
-
Mountain States
9
Missouri
-
Big Seven
10
Dayton
-
Independent
11
Maryland
-
ACC
12
Illinois
-
Big Ten
13
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
14
Iowa
-
Big Ten
15
Niagara
-
Little Three
16
Louisville
-
Independent
17
Duke
-
ACC
18
Villanova
-
Independent
19
Penn
-
Ivy League
20
Alabama
-
SEC
Notre Dame
-
Independent
Seton Hall
-
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (1/11)
1
Kentucky
7
1
SEC
2
NC State
-
ACC
3
Duquesne
-
Independent
4
La Salle
-
Independent
5
San Francisco
-
California BB Assoc.
6
Missouri
-
Big Seven
7
Illinois
-
Big Ten
8
George Washington
-
SoCon
9
Utah
-
Mountain States
10
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
11
Maryland
-
ACC
12
Dayton
-
Independent
13
Richmond
-
SoCon
14
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
15
Niagara
-
Little Three
16
Alabama
-
SEC
17
Purdue
-
Big Ten
18
USC
-
Pacific Coast
19
Iowa
-
Big Ten
20
Auburn
-
SEC
Louisville
-
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (1/18)
1
Kentucky
9
1
SEC
2
NC State
-
ACC
3
San Francisco
12
1
California BB Assoc.
4
La Salle
-
Independent
5
Duquesne
-
Independent
6
Maryland
-
ACC
7
Illinois
-
Big Ten
8
Missouri
-
Big Seven
9
George Washington
-
SoCon
10
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
11
Utah
-
Mountain States
12
Alabama
-
SEC
13
Richmond
-
SoCon
14
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
15
Marquette
-
Independent
16
Holy Cross
-
Independent
17
Vanderbilt
-
SEC
18
Dayton
-
Independent
19
Iowa
-
Big Ten
20
Niagara
-
Little Three
TCU
-
Southwest
Week 8 (1/25)
1
Kentucky
12
1
SEC
2
San Francisco
12
1
California BB Assoc.
3
NC State
-
ACC
4
Duquesne
-
Independent
5
La Salle
-
Independent
6
George Washington
-
SoCon
7
Utah
-
Mountain States
8
Maryland
-
ACC
9
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
10
Illinois
-
Big Ten
11
Marquette
-
Independent
12
Missouri
-
Big Seven
13
Holy Cross
-
Independent
14
Alabama
-
SEC
15
Dayton
-
Independent
16
Northwestern
-
Big Ten
17
Richmond
-
SoCon
18
Vanderbilt
-
SEC
19
Iowa
-
Big Ten
20
Niagara
-
Little Three
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (2/1)
1
Kentucky
12
1
SEC
2
San Francisco
14
1
California BB Assoc.
3
La Salle
14
4
Independent
4
Duquesne
-
Independent
5
Utah
-
Mountain States
6
NC State
-
ACC
7
George Washington
-
SoCon
8
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
9
Marquette
-
Independent
10
Illinois
-
Big Ten
11
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
12
Maryland
-
ACC
13
Alabama
-
SEC
14
Holy Cross
-
Independent
15
Dayton
-
Independent
16
Niagara
-
Little Three
17
Missouri
-
Big Seven
18
Villanova
-
Independent
19
Oregon State
-
Pacific Coast
20
Vanderbilt
-
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (2/8)
1
San Francisco
16
1
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
14
2
SEC
3
La Salle
16
4
Independent
4
Duquesne
12
3
Independent
5
Utah
17
2
Mountain States
6
George Washington
15
3
SoCon
7
NC State
18
4
ACC
8
UCLA
15
3
Pacific Coast
9
Marquette
16
1
Independent
10
Illinois
11
3
Big Ten
11
Maryland
14
3
ACC
12
Minnesota
11
5
Big Ten
13
Alabama
13
3
SEC
14
Missouri
12
3
Big Seven
15
Iowa
11
4
Big Ten
16
Dayton
16
3
Independent
17
Cincinnati
17
3
Independent
18
Oregon State
14
6
Pacific Coast
19
Villanova
12
4
Independent
20
Vanderbilt
11
3
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (2/15)
1
San Francisco
18
1
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
-
SEC
3
La Salle
-
Independent
4
Duquesne
-
Independent
5
George Washington
-
SoCon
6
Marquette
-
Independent
7
NC State
-
ACC
8
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
9
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
10
Utah
-
Mountain States
11
Maryland
-
ACC
12
Cincinnati
-
Independent
13
Dayton
-
Independent
14
Illinois
-
Big Ten
15
Iowa
-
Big Ten
16
Oregon State
-
Pacific Coast
17
Alabama
-
SEC
18
Tennessee
-
SEC
19
Tulsa
-
Missouri Valley
20
Vanderbilt
-
SEC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (2/22)
1
San Francisco
20
1
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
-
SEC
3
La Salle
-
Independent
4
Duquesne
-
Independent
5
Marquette
-
Independent
6
NC State
-
ACC
7
Minnesota
-
Big Ten
8
Utah
-
Mountain States
9
UCLA
-
Pacific Coast
10
George Washington
-
SoCon
11
Dayton
-
Independent
12
Alabama
-
SEC
13
Illinois
-
Big Ten
14
Vanderbilt
-
SEC
15
Memphis State
-
Independent
16
Iowa
-
Big Ten
17
Cincinnati
-
Independent
18
Maryland
-
ACC
19
Tulsa
-
Missouri Valley
20
Missouri
-
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (3/1)
1
San Francisco
21
1
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
20
2
SEC
3
La Salle
22
4
Independent
4
Marquette
22
1
Independent
5
NC State
25
4
ACC
6
Minnesota
15
6
Big Ten
7
Utah
21
3
Mountain States
8
Duquesne
19
4
Independent
9
UCLA
21
4
Pacific Coast
10
Dayton
22
3
Independent
11
Alabama
18
4
SEC
12
Iowa
14
4
Big Ten
13
George Washington
21
5
SoCon
14
Oregon State
19
7
Pacific Coast
15
Tulsa
14
6
Missouri Valley
16
Vanderbilt
15
6
SEC
17
Illinois
15
5
Big Ten
18
Maryland
17
6
ACC
19
Memphis State
18
3
Independent
20
Missouri
15
4
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
Final Poll
1
San Francisco
23
1
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
22
2
SEC
3
La Salle
22
4
Independent
4
NC State
28
4
ACC
5
Iowa
17
4
Big Ten
6
Duquesne
19
4
Independent
7
Utah
23
3
Mountain States
8
Marquette
22
2
Independent
9
Dayton
23
3
Independent
10
Oregon State
21
7
Pacific Coast
11
Minnesota
15
7
Big Ten
12
Alabama
19
5
SEC
13
UCLA
21
5
Pacific Coast
14
George Washington
24
6
SoCon
15
Colorado
16
5
Big Seven
16
Tulsa
20
6
Missouri Valley
17
Vanderbilt
16
6
SEC
18
Illinois
17
5
Big Ten
19
West Virginia
19
10
SoCon
20
Saint Louis
19
7
Missouri Valley
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