Final AP Top 10
Writers' poll taken before tournament.
|Before Tourns||Head Coach||Final Record|
|2||Oklahoma A&M||21–4||Hank Iba||23–5|
|3||St. Louis||22–3||Eddie Hickey||22–4|
|5||Western Kentucky||25–3||Ed Diddle||25–4|
|8||San Francisco||21–5||Pete Newell||25–5|
|10||Bowling Green||21–6||Harold Anderson||24–7|
Note: Kentucky won the NCAAs and San Francisco won the NIT. Kentucky also played in both tourneys.
|1949 College Basketball Recap||Other NCAA & NIT Tournament Teams|