1956 College Football AP Poll

Name the teams that cracked the AP Top 20 during the 1956 college football season
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Preseason
1
Oklahoma
0
0
 
Big Seven
2
Michigan State
0
0
Big Ten
3
Notre Dame
0
0
Independent
4
Georgia Tech
0
0
SEC
5
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
6
Maryland
0
0
ACC
7
TCU
0
0
Southwest
8
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
9
Texas A&M
0
0
Southwest
10
Pittsburgh
0
0
Independent
11
Army
0
0
Independent
12
Tennessee
0
0
SEC
13
Ole Miss
0
0
SEC
14
Stanford
0
0
Pacific Coast
15
USC
0
0
Pacific Coast
16
Duke
0
0
ACC
17
UCLA
0
0
Pacific Coast
18
Miami
0
0
Independent
19
Yale
0
0
Ivy League
20
Illinois
0
0
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 1 (9/24)
1
Oklahoma
0
0
 
Big Seven
2
Georgia Tech
1
0
SEC
3
Michigan State
0
0
Big Ten
4
TCU
1
0
Southwest
5
SMU
1
0
Southwest
6
USC
1
0
Pacific Coast
7
Syracuse
1
0
Independent
8
Ohio State
0
0
Big Ten
9
Ole Miss
1
0
SEC
10
Pittsburgh
1
0
Independent
11
Texas A&M
1
0
Southwest
12
Stanford
1
0
Pacific Coast
13
Michigan
0
0
Big Ten
14
Notre Dame
0
1
Independent
15
Vanderbilt
1
0
SEC
16
Army
0
0
Independent
17
South Carolina
2
0
ACC
18
Oregon
1
0
Pacific Coast
19
Florida
1
0
SEC
20
NC State
1
0
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 2 (10/1)
1
Oklahoma
1
0
 
Big Seven
2
Michigan State
1
0
Big Ten
3
Georgia Tech
2
0
SEC
4
Ohio State
1
0
Big Ten
5
Michigan
1
0
Big Ten
6
Ole Miss
2
0
SEC
7
Pittsburgh
2
0
Independent
8
TCU
1
0
Southwest
9
Tennessee
1
0
SEC
10
USC
2
0
Pacific Coast
11
Texas A&M
2
0
Southwest
12
SMU
1
1
Southwest
13
Illinois
1
0
Big Ten
Miami
1
0
Independent
15
Army
1
0
Independent
16
Baylor
2
0
Southwest
17
Notre Dame
0
1
Independent
18
Syracuse
1
1
Independent
Vanderbilt
2
0
SEC
20
Iowa
1
0
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 3 (10/8)
1
Oklahoma
2
0
 
Big Seven
2
Michigan State
2
0
Big Ten
3
Georgia Tech
2
0
SEC
4
TCU
2
0
Southwest
5
Ohio State
2
0
Big Ten
6
Tennessee
2
0
SEC
7
Ole Miss
3
0
SEC
8
USC
3
0
Pacific Coast
9
Texas A&M
3
0
Southwest
10
Baylor
3
0
Southwest
11
Miami
2
0
Independent
12
Michigan
1
1
Big Ten
13
Vanderbilt
3
0
SEC
14
Navy
2
0
Independent
15
Army
2
0
Independent
16
George Washington
3
0
SoCon
17
Minnesota
2
0
Big Ten
18
Notre Dame
1
1
Independent
19
SMU
2
1
Southwest
20
South Carolina
3
1
ACC
West Virginia
2
1
SoCon
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 4 (10/15)
1
Oklahoma
3
0
 
Big Seven
2
Michigan State
3
0
Big Ten
3
Georgia Tech
3
0
SEC
4
TCU
3
0
Southwest
5
Ohio State
3
0
Big Ten
6
Ole Miss
4
0
SEC
7
Tennessee
3
0
SEC
8
Michigan
2
1
Big Ten
9
USC
3
0
Pacific Coast
10
Baylor
4
0
Southwest
11
Miami
3
0
Independent
12
Iowa
3
0
Big Ten
13
Syracuse
2
1
Independent
14
Texas A&M
3
0
1
Southwest
15
Clemson
3
0
1
ACC
16
Pittsburgh
2
1
 
Independent
17
Purdue
2
1
Big Ten
18
VPI
4
1
SoCon
19
Tulane
3
1
SEC
20
South Carolina
4
1
ACC
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 5 (10/22)
1
Michigan State
4
0
 
Big Ten
2
Oklahoma
4
0
Big Seven
3
Georgia Tech
4
0
SEC
4
Tennessee
4
0
SEC
5
Michigan
3
1
Big Ten
6
USC
4
0
Pacific Coast
7
Texas A&M
4
0
1
Southwest
8
Baylor
4
0
 
Southwest
9
Ohio State
3
1
Big Ten
10
Ole Miss
4
1
SEC
TCU
3
1
Southwest
12
Iowa
4
0
Big Ten
13
Pittsburgh
3
1
Independent
14
Syracuse
3
1
Independent
15
Tulane
4
1
SEC
16
VPI
5
1
SoCon
17
George Washington
4
0
1
SoCon
18
Penn State
3
1
 
Independent
19
Miami
3
0
1
Independent
20
Clemson
3
0
1
ACC
Week 6 (10/29)
1
Oklahoma
5
0
 
Big Seven
2
Georgia Tech
5
0
SEC
3
Tennessee
5
0
SEC
4
Michigan State
4
1
Big Ten
5
Texas A&M
5
0
1
Southwest
6
Ohio State
4
1
 
Big Ten
7
Iowa
5
0
Big Ten
8
Minnesota
4
0
1
Big Ten
9
Miami
4
0
1
Independent
10
Stanford
4
2
 
Pacific Coast
11
Pittsburgh
4
1
Independent
12
Penn State
4
1
Independent
13
Clemson
4
0
1
ACC
14
George Washington
5
0
1
SoCon
15
Baylor
4
1
 
Southwest
VPI
6
1
SoCon
17
Michigan
3
2
Big Ten
Oregon State
4
2
Pacific Coast
Syracuse
4
1
Independent
20
USC
4
1
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 7 (11/5)
1
Oklahoma
6
0
 
Big Seven
2
Georgia Tech
6
0
SEC
3
Tennessee
6
0
SEC
4
Michigan State
5
1
Big Ten
5
Texas A&M
6
0
1
Southwest
6
Minnesota
5
0
1
Big Ten
7
Ohio State
5
1
 
Big Ten
8
Miami
5
0
1
Independent
9
Syracuse
5
1
 
Independent
10
Michigan
4
2
Big Ten
11
Clemson
5
0
1
ACC
12
Navy
5
1
 
Independent
13
Florida
5
1
1
SEC
14
Oregon State
5
2
 
Pacific Coast
15
Iowa
5
1
Big Ten
16
USC
5
1
Pacific Coast
17
TCU
4
2
Southwest
18
Colorado
5
2
Big Seven
19
UCLA
5
2
Pacific Coast
20
Pittsburgh
4
2
Independent
Stanford
4
3
Pacific Coast
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 8 (11/12)
1
Tennessee
7
0
 
SEC
2
Oklahoma
7
0
Big Seven
3
Michigan State
6
1
Big Ten
4
Georgia Tech
6
1
SEC
5
Texas A&M
7
0
1
Southwest
6
Ohio State
6
1
 
Big Ten
7
Iowa
6
1
Big Ten
8
Miami
5
0
1
Independent
9
Syracuse
6
1
 
Independent
10
Michigan
5
2
Big Ten
11
Oregon State
6
2
Pacific Coast
12
Florida
6
1
1
SEC
13
Clemson
5
0
2
ACC
14
USC
6
1
 
Pacific Coast
15
Navy
5
1
1
Independent
16
Pittsburgh
5
2
 
Independent
17
Minnesota
5
1
1
Big Ten
18
George Washington
6
1
1
SoCon
19
Ole Miss
6
2
 
SEC
20
Princeton
7
0
Ivy League
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 9 (11/19)
1
Oklahoma
8
0
 
Big Seven
2
Tennessee
8
0
SEC
3
Iowa
7
1
Big Ten
4
Texas A&M
8
0
1
Southwest
5
Georgia Tech
7
1
 
SEC
6
Miami
6
0
1
Independent
7
Minnesota
6
1
1
Big Ten
8
Syracuse
7
1
 
Independent
9
Michigan
6
2
Big Ten
10
Michigan State
6
2
Big Ten
11
Oregon State
7
2
Pacific Coast
12
Ohio State
6
2
Big Ten
13
Florida
6
1
1
SEC
14
Pittsburgh
6
2
 
Independent
15
Navy
6
1
1
Independent
16
Baylor
6
2
 
Southwest
17
George Washington
7
1
1
SoCon
18
TCU
5
3
 
Southwest
19
Wyoming
10
0
Skyline Conference
20
Colorado
6
2
1
Big Seven
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 10 (11/26)
1
Oklahoma
9
0
 
Big Seven
2
Tennessee
9
0
SEC
3
Iowa
8
1
Big Ten
4
Georgia Tech
8
1
SEC
5
Texas A&M
8
0
1
Southwest
6
Miami
7
0
1
Independent
7
Michigan
7
2
 
Big Ten
8
Syracuse
7
1
Independent
9
Michigan State
7
2
Big Ten
10
Minnesota
6
1
2
Big Ten
11
Oregon State
7
2
1
Pacific Coast
12
Pittsburgh
6
2
1
Independent
13
Navy
6
1
1
Independent
14
TCU
6
3
 
Southwest
15
Baylor
7
2
Southwest
16
George Washington
7
1
1
SoCon
17
USC
7
2
 
Pacific Coast
18
Florida
6
2
1
SEC
19
Colorado
7
2
1
Big Seven
20
Ohio State
6
3
 
Big Ten
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week 11 (12/3)
1
Oklahoma
10
0
 
Big Seven
2
Tennessee
10
0
SEC
3
Iowa
8
1
Big Ten
4
Georgia Tech
9
1
SEC
5
Texas A&M
9
0
1
Southwest
6
Miami
8
0
1
Independent
7
Michigan
7
2
 
Big Ten
8
Syracuse
7
1
Independent
9
Michigan State
7
2
Big Ten
10
Oregon State
7
2
1
Pacific Coast
11
Baylor
8
2
 
Southwest
12
Minnesota
6
1
2
Big Ten
13
Pittsburgh
6
2
1
Independent
14
TCU
7
3
 
Southwest
15
Ohio State
6
3
Big Ten
16
Navy
6
1
2
Independent
17
George Washington
7
1
1
SoCon
18
USC
8
2
 
Pacific Coast
19
Clemson
7
1
2
ACC
20
Colorado
7
2
1
Big Seven
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