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Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Kansas/Missouri/Oklahoma (8–2)
Big 7Colorado (11–1)
Big 10Purdue (10–2)
IvyDartmouth (11–1)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (12–0)
New EnglandRhode Island St. (8–0)
PCC NorthOregon St. (12–4)
PCC SouthUSC (10–2)*
SECAlabama (14–4)Kentucky
SouthernDuke (13–2)N. Carolina
SWCRice (10–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: Big 10 selected 2nd place Indiana (9–3) to go to NCAAs because the Hoosiers beat Purdue twice during regular season.

1940 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

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