1955-56 NCAA Men's Basketball AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1955-56 men's college basketball season
The final poll was released on March 13, prior to the 1956 NCAA tournament
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Week 1 (12/6)
1
San Francisco
2
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Kentucky
1
0
SEC
3
NC State
2
0
ACC
4
Iowa
1
0
Big Ten
5
Utah
1
0
Mountain States
6
Alabama
2
0
SEC
7
Dayton
2
0
Independent
8
Illinois
0
0
Big Ten
9
Duquesne
1
0
Independent
10
BYU
2
0
Mountain States
11
Holy Cross
1
0
Independent
12
Oklahoma City
2
0
Independent
13
George Washington
1
0
SoCon
14
Marquette
1
0
Independent
West Virginia
1
0
SoCon
16
Ohio State
1
1
Big Ten
UCLA
0
2
Pacific Coast
18
La Salle
1
1
Independent
19
Stanford
2
0
Pacific Coast
20
Minnesota
1
0
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (12/13)
1
San Francisco
3
0
California BB Assoc.
2
NC State
4
0
ACC
3
Utah
3
0
Mountain States
4
Iowa
2
0
Big Ten
5
Alabama
4
0
SEC
6
Duquesne
3
0
Independent
7
Dayton
4
0
Independent
8
BYU
4
0
Mountain States
9
Vanderbilt
4
0
SEC
10
Holy Cross
3
0
Independent
11
Temple
3
0
Independent
12
Kentucky
1
1
SEC
13
George Washington
3
0
SoCon
14
Cincinnati
3
0
Independent
15
West Virginia
3
0
SoCon
16
North Carolina
3
0
ACC
17
Saint Louis
3
0
Missouri Valley
18
Kansas
3
0
Big Seven
19
Indiana
2
0
Big Ten
20
Oklahoma City
2
0
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (12/20)
1
San Francisco
5
0
California BB Assoc.
2
NC State
7
0
ACC
3
Utah
5
0
Mountain States
4
Dayton
6
0
Independent
5
BYU
6
0
Mountain States
6
North Carolina
6
0
ACC
7
Holy Cross
5
0
Independent
8
Vanderbilt
4
0
SEC
9
Kentucky
4
1
SEC
10
Iowa
3
1
Big Ten
11
George Washington
6
0
SoCon
12
Temple
5
0
Independent
13
Marquette
5
1
Independent
14
Duke
5
0
ACC
15
Oklahoma City
4
0
Independent
16
Alabama
4
2
SEC
17
Illinois
3
1
Big Ten
18
Indiana
3
1
Big Ten
Memphis State
5
0
Independent
20
Duquesne
4
2
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (12/27)
1
San Francisco
7
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
8
0
Independent
3
NC State
8
0
ACC
4
North Carolina
5
0
ACC
5
Vanderbilt
6
1
SEC
6
Iowa
3
1
Big Ten
7
Utah
5
2
Mountain States
8
Duke
6
0
ACC
9
Illinois
5
1
Big Ten
10
Oklahoma City
6
0
Independent
11
Louisville
7
0
Independent
12
George Washington
6
1
SoCon
13
Kentucky
5
2
SEC
14
Holy Cross
5
1
Independent
15
Ohio State
6
1
Big Ten
16
Michigan State
4
0
Big Ten
17
Rice
8
0
Southwest
Temple
5
0
Independent
19
Alabama
5
2
SEC
20
BYU
6
2
Mountain States
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (1/3)
1
San Francisco
10
0
California BB Assoc.
2
NC State
11
0
ACC
3
Dayton
9
0
Independent
4
Vanderbilt
7
1
SEC
5
North Carolina
7
1
ACC
6
Kentucky
6
2
SEC
7
George Washington
8
1
SoCon
8
Iowa State
8
1
Big Seven
9
Illinois
6
1
Big Ten
10
Ohio State
7
1
Big Ten
11
Duke
8
1
ACC
12
Memphis State
7
0
Independent
13
Indiana
6
1
Big Ten
14
Holy Cross
7
2
Independent
15
Tulsa
10
1
Missouri Valley
16
Temple
6
0
Independent
17
Alabama
6
3
SEC
18
Rice
9
1
Southwest
19
West Virginia
7
2
SoCon
20
Cincinnati
7
2
Independent
Michigan State
5
1
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
Week 6 (1/10)
1
San Francisco
11
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
11
0
Independent
3
NC State
11
1
ACC
4
Vanderbilt
8
2
SEC
5
Kentucky
7
2
SEC
6
Duke
9
2
ACC
7
Ohio State
8
1
Big Ten
8
Illinois
7
1
Big Ten
9
North Carolina
8
2
ACC
10
Temple
8
0
Independent
11
Holy Cross
9
2
Independent
12
Indiana
8
1
Big Ten
13
Louisville
10
1
Independent
14
George Washington
9
3
SoCon
15
Iowa State
8
2
Big Seven
16
Oklahoma City
9
1
Independent
17
Memphis State
9
1
Independent
18
Wake Forest
8
5
ACC
19
Alabama
7
3
SEC
20
Cincinnati
8
2
Independent
Utah
8
3
Mountain States
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (1/17)
1
San Francisco
13
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
12
0
Independent
3
NC State
12
1
ACC
4
Kentucky
9
2
SEC
5
Vanderbilt
12
1
SEC
6
Illinois
10
1
Big Ten
7
Duke
12
2
ACC
8
Temple
10
0
Independent
9
North Carolina
12
2
ACC
10
Louisville
13
1
Independent
11
Ohio State
9
2
Big Ten
12
Holy Cross
11
2
Independent
13
Alabama
9
3
SEC
14
Oklahoma City
10
2
Independent
15
Memphis State
11
1
Independent
16
Utah
11
3
Mountain States
17
Saint Louis
10
2
Missouri Valley
18
UCLA
8
5
Pacific Coast
19
SMU
13
2
Southwest
20
Iowa
5
5
Big Ten
Oklahoma A&M
11
3
Missouri Valley
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (1/24)
1
San Francisco
13
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
14
0
Independent
3
Kentucky
10
2
SEC
4
NC State
13
2
ACC
5
Illinois
10
1
Big Ten
6
Temple
11
0
Independent
7
Vanderbilt
13
1
SEC
8
North Carolina
13
2
ACC
9
Louisville
15
1
Independent
10
Duke
12
2
ACC
11
Holy Cross
13
2
Independent
12
Alabama
10
3
SEC
13
Iowa
6
5
Big Ten
14
Cincinnati
12
3
Independent
15
St. Francis Brooklyn
11
0
Metro New York
16
Oklahoma City
12
4
Independent
17
Saint Louis
11
2
Missouri Valley
18
SMU
13
2
Southwest
19
Memphis State
12
2
Independent
20
Oklahoma A&M
11
2
Missouri Valley
Week 9 (1/31)
1
San Francisco
14
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
14
1
Independent
3
Vanderbilt
14
1
SEC
4
NC State
14
2
ACC
5
Louisville
16
1
Independent
6
Illinois
11
1
Big Ten
7
Temple
13
0
Independent
8
Kentucky
10
3
SEC
9
North Carolina
13
2
ACC
10
Duke
12
2
ACC
11
Saint Louis
12
2
Missouri Valley
12
Alabama
11
3
SEC
13
St. Francis Brooklyn
13
0
Metro New York
14
Holy Cross
13
2
Independent
15
Oklahoma City
13
4
Independent
16
Memphis State
13
2
Independent
17
SMU
14
2
Southwest
18
Marshall
13
2
MAC
19
Iowa
7
5
Big Ten
20
UCLA
9
5
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (2/7)
1
San Francisco
15
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
16
1
Independent
3
Vanderbilt
15
1
SEC
4
NC State
16
2
ACC
5
Louisville
18
1
Independent
6
Illinois
12
1
Big Ten
7
Kentucky
13
3
SEC
8
Duke
13
3
ACC
9
Temple
14
1
Independent
10
Alabama
12
3
SEC
11
Saint Louis
14
2
Missouri Valley
12
North Carolina
13
3
ACC
13
Holy Cross
16
2
Independent
14
Oklahoma City
15
4
Independent
15
SMU
16
2
Southwest
16
St. Francis Brooklyn
15
0
Metro New York
17
Iowa
8
5
Big Ten
18
UCLA
11
5
Pacific Coast
19
George Washington
12
4
SoCon
20
Cincinnati
13
3
Independent
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (2/14)
1
San Francisco
18
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Dayton
18
1
Independent
3
Illinois
14
1
Big Ten
4
Louisville
19
2
Independent
5
NC State
18
2
ACC
6
Vanderbilt
16
2
SEC
7
Kentucky
15
3
SEC
8
Alabama
14
3
SEC
9
Temple
17
1
Independent
10
North Carolina
15
3
ACC
11
Duke
15
4
ACC
12
SMU
17
2
Southwest
13
St. Francis Brooklyn
16
0
Metro New York
14
Oklahoma City
16
4
Independent
15
Iowa
10
5
Big Ten
16
Holy Cross
17
3
Independent
17
Saint Louis
14
4
Missouri Valley
18
Houston
17
3
Missouri Valley
19
Memphis State
17
3
Independent
20
UCLA
13
5
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
Week 12 (2/21)
1
San Francisco
20
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Illinois
16
1
Big Ten
3
Louisville
21
2
Independent
4
Dayton
20
2
Independent
5
Vanderbilt
18
2
SEC
6
NC State
19
3
ACC
7
Alabama
16
3
SEC
8
Kentucky
16
4
SEC
9
North Carolina
16
3
ACC
10
Temple
19
1
Independent
11
Duke
16
5
ACC
12
SMU
19
2
Southwest
13
Iowa
12
5
Big Ten
14
Houston
18
3
Missouri Valley
15
UCLA
15
5
Pacific Coast
16
St. Francis Brooklyn
18
1
Metro New York
17
Holy Cross
19
4
Independent
18
Oklahoma City
16
5
Independent
19
George Washington
17
5
SoCon
20
Iowa State
16
3
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
Week 13 (2/28)
1
San Francisco
21
0
California BB Assoc.
2
Illinois
17
2
Big Ten
3
Dayton
22
2
Independent
4
Alabama
18
3
SEC
5
NC State
21
3
ACC
6
Louisville
22
3
Independent
7
Vanderbilt
19
3
SEC
8
North Carolina
17
4
ACC
9
SMU
21
2
Southwest
10
Iowa
14
5
Big Ten
11
Duke
18
6
ACC
12
Kentucky
17
5
SEC
13
UCLA
17
5
Pacific Coast
14
Temple
20
3
Independent
15
Holy Cross
21
4
Independent
16
Oklahoma City
17
6
Independent
17
Kansas State
15
6
Big Seven
18
Houston
19
4
Missouri Valley
19
Saint Louis
17
5
Missouri Valley
20
Wake Forest
17
8
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
Week 14 (3/6)
1
San Francisco
24
0
California BB Assoc.
2
NC State
24
3
ACC
3
Dayton
23
3
Independent
4
Alabama
20
3
SEC
5
Iowa
16
5
Big Ten
6
Louisville
26
3
Independent
7
Illinois
18
3
Big Ten
8
SMU
22
2
Southwest
9
Kentucky
19
5
SEC
10
UCLA
19
5
Pacific Coast
11
Vanderbilt
19
4
SEC
12
Holy Cross
22
4
Independent
13
Temple
21
3
Independent
14
West Virginia
21
8
SoCon
15
North Carolina
18
5
ACC
16
Oklahoma City
18
6
Independent
17
Houston
19
5
Missouri Valley
18
Wake Forest
19
9
ACC
19
Duke
19
7
ACC
20
Utah
21
5
Mountain States
 
 
 
 
 
Final Poll
1
San Francisco
25
0
California BB Assoc.
2
NC State
24
3
ACC
3
Dayton
23
3
Independent
4
Iowa
17
5
Big Ten
5
Alabama
21
3
SEC
6
Louisville
26
3
Independent
7
SMU
22
2
Southwest
8
UCLA
19
5
Pacific Coast
9
Kentucky
19
5
SEC
10
Illinois
18
4
Big Ten
11
Oklahoma City
18
6
Independent
12
Vanderbilt
19
4
SEC
13
North Carolina
18
5
ACC
14
Holy Cross
22
4
Independent
15
Temple
23
3
Independent
16
Wake Forest
19
9
ACC
17
Duke
19
7
ACC
18
Utah
21
5
Mountain States
19
Oklahoma A&M
18
8
Missouri Valley
20
West Virginia
21
8
SoCon
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