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Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Iowa St. (8–2)
Big 7Utah (8–0)
Big 10Iowa (11–1)
IvyPennsylvania (5–1)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M
New EnglandNo competition 
PCC NorthOregon (13–6)*
PCC SouthUCLA (3–1)*
SECTennessee (8–2)Kentucky
SouthernSouth Carolina (9–0)N. Carolina
SWCRice (12–0)
*Co-champions, no PCC playoff held (travel restrictions).
Note: Oklahoma A&M awarded Missouri Valley championship after going 27–4 overall during regular season.

1945 College Basketball RecapNCAA/NIT Tournament Teams

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