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1938 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Kansas (9–1)
Big 7Colorado/Utah (10–2)
Big 10Purdue (10–2)
IvyDartmouth (8–4)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (13–1)
New EnglandRhode Island St. (8–0)
PCC NorthOregon (14–6)
PCC SouthStanford (10–2)*
SECKentucky (6–0)Ga. Tech
SouthernN. Carolina (13–3)Duke
SWCArkansas (11–1)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Consensus All-America Team1938 College Basketball RecapNIT Tournament Teams

1939 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Missouri/Oklahoma(7–3)
Big 7Colorado (10–2)
Big 10Ohio St. (10–2)
IvyDartmouth (10–2)
Missouri ValleyOkla. A&M/Drake (11–3)
New EnglandRhode Island St. (7–1)
PCC NorthOregon (14–2)*
PCC SouthCalifornia (10–3)
SECAlabama (13–4)Kentucky
SouthernWake Forest (15–3)Clemson
SWCTexas (10–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.

1939 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1940 College Basketball 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

1941 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Iowa St./Kansas (7–3)
Big 7Wyoming (10–2)
Big 10Wisconsin (11–1)
IvyDartmouth (10–2)
Missouri ValleyCreighton (9–3)
New EnglandRhode Is. St./Conn. (7–1)
PCC NorthWashington St. (13–3)*
PCC SouthStanford (10–2)
SECKentucky (8–1)Tennessee
SouthernNorth Carolina (14–1)Duke
SWCArkansas (12–0)
*Won playoff for league championship.

1941 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1942 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Kansas/Okla. (8–2)
Big 7Colorado (11–1)
Big 10Illinois (13–2)
IvyDartmouth (11–2)
Missouri ValleyCreighton (9–1)
PCC NorthOregon St. (11–5)
PCC SouthStanford (11–1)*
SECTennessee (7–1)Kentucky
SouthernDuke (15–1)Duke
SWCRice/Arkansas (10–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.

1942 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1943 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Kansas (10–0)
Big 7 EastBYU (7–1)
Big 7 WestWyoming (4–0)*
Big 10Illinois (12–0)
IvyDartmouth (11–1)
Missouri ValleyCreighton (10–0)
PCC NorthWashington (12–4)*
PCC SouthSouthern Cal (7–1)
SECKentucky (8–1)Tennessee
SouthernDuke (12–1)Geo. Wash.
SWCTexas/Rice (9–3)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: Because of travel restrictions and a reduction in active teams to five, the Big 7 split into two divisions in 1942–43.

1943 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1944 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Iowa St./Okla. (9–1)
Big 7No competition
Big 10Ohio St. (10–2)
IvyDartmouth (8–0)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M
New EnglandNo competition
PCC NorthWashington (15–1)*
PCC SouthCalifornia (4–0)*
SECTulane (4–0)Kentucky
SouthernNorth Carolina (9–1)Duke
SWCArkansas/Rice (11–1)
*Co-champions, no PCC playoff held (travel restrictions).
Note: Oklahoma A&M awarded Missouri Valley championship after going 27–6 overall during regular season.

1944 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1945 College Basketball 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

1946 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Kansas (10–0)
Big 7Wyoming (10–2)
Big 10Ohio St. (10–2)
IvyDartmouth (7–1)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (12–0)
PCC NorthIdaho (11–5)
PCC SouthCalifornia (11–1)*
SECLSU (8–0)/Ky. (6–0)Kentucky
SouthernNorth Carolina (13–1)Duke
SWCBaylor (11–1)
*Won playoff for league championship.

1946 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1947 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 6Oklahoma (8–2)
Big 7Wyoming (11–1)
Big 10Wisconsin (9–3)
IvyColumbia (11–1)
Missouri ValleySt. Louis (11–1)
PCC NorthOregon St. (13–3)*
PCC SouthUCLA (9–3)
SECKentucky (11–0)Kentucky
SouthernN.C. State (11–2)N.C. State
SWCTexas (12–0)
*Won playoff for league championship.

1947 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1948 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 7Kansas St. (9–3)
Big 10Michigan (10–2)
IvyColumbia (11–1)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (10–0)
PCC NorthWashington (11–6)*
PCC SouthCalifornia (11–1)
Skyline 6BYU (8–2)
SECKentucky (9–0)Kentucky
SouthernN.C. State (12–0)N.C. State
SWCBaylor (11–0)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: Colorado left the Big 7 (Mountain States A.C.) for the Big 6 in 1947, making the Big 6 the new Big 7 and the old Big 7 the new Skyline 6.

1948 College Basketball RecapNCAA & NIT Tournament Teams

1949 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 7Nebraska/Oklahoma (9–3)
Big 10Illinois (10–2)
IvyYale (9–3)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (9–1)
PCC NorthOregon St. (12–4)*
PCC SouthUCLA (11–1)
Skyline 6Wyoming (15–5)
SECKentucky (13–0)Kentucky
SouthernN.C. State (14–1)N.C. State
SWCArkansas/Baylor/Rice (9–3)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Other NCAA & NIT Tournament Teams1949 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (8 teams)

1950 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 7Kansas/Kansas St./Nebraska (8–4)
Big 10Ohio St. (11–1)
IvyPrinceton (11–1)
Missouri ValleyBradley (11–1)
PCC NorthWashington St. (11–5)
PCC SouthUCLA (10–2)*
SECKentucky (11–2)Kentucky
SouthernN.C. State (12–2)N.C. State
SWCBaylor/Arkansas (8–4)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Final AP Top 201950 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (8 teams)

1951 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 8Kansas (11–1)
Big 10Illinois (13–1)
IvyColumbia (12–0)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (12–2)
PCC NorthWashington (11–5)
PCC SouthUCLA**/USC (8–4)
SECKentucky (14–0)Vanderbilt
SouthernN.C. State (13–1)N.C. State
SWCTexas A&M*/TCU/Texas (8–4)
*Won playoff for league championship.
**Won playoffs for division and league titles.

Final AP Top 201951 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (16 teams)

1952 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 8Kansas (11–1)
Big 10Illinois (12–2)
IvyPrinceton (10–2)
Missouri ValleySt. Louis (9–1)
PCC NorthWashington (10–2)
PCC SouthUCLA (8–4)*
SECKentucky (14–0)Kentucky
SouthernWest Virginia (15–1)N.C. State
SWCTCU (11–1)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Final AP Top 201952 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (16 teams)

1953 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
Big 8Kansas (10–2)
Big 10Indiana (17–1)
IvyPenn (10–2)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (8–2)
PCC NorthWashington (15–1)*
PCC SouthCalifornia (9–3)
SECLSU (13-0)
SouthernN.C. State (13–3)Wake Forest
SWCTCU (9–3)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: SEC did not hold tournament from 1953–78.

Final AP Top 201953 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (22 teams)

1954 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (9–1)
Big 8Kansas/Colorado (10–2)
Big 10Indiana (12–2)
IvyCornell*/Princeton (11–3)
Missouri ValleyOklahoma A&M (9–1)
PCC NorthOregon St. (11–5)
PCC SouthUSC (8–4)*
SECKentucky*/LSU (14–0)
SouthernGeorge Washington (10–0)George Washington
SWCRice*/Texas (9–3)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: Kentucky and LSU did not play during the regular season. Kentucky won a playoff to determine NCAA tournament entry, then turned down the bid to protest NCAA's cancelling Wildcats' entire 1953 schedule due to academic and recruiting violations.

Final AP Top 201954 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (24 teams)

1955 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCN.C. State (12–2)N.C. State
Big 8Colorado (11–1)
Big 10Iowa (11–3)
IvyPrinceton*/Columbia (10–4)
Missouri ValleyTulsa/St. Louis (8–2)
PCC NorthOregon St. (15–1)*
PCC SouthUCLA (11–1)
SECKentucky (12–2)
SouthernWest Virginia (9–1)West Virginia
SWCSMU (9–3)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Final AP Top 201955 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (24 teams)

1956 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCN.C. State/N. Carolina (11–3)N.C. State
Big 8Kansas St. (9–3)
Big 10Iowa (13–1)
IvyDartmouth (10–4)
Missouri ValleyHouston (9–3)
PCCUCLA (16–0)
SECAlabama (14–0)
SouthernGeorge Washington/West Virginia (10–2)West Virginia
SWCSMU (12–0)
Note: PCC realigned into one division.

Final AP Top 201956 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1957 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (14–0)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas (11–1)
Big 10Indiana/Michigan St. (10–4)
IvyYale (12–2)
Missouri ValleySt. Louis (12–2)
PCCCalifornia (14–2)
SECKentucky (12–2)
SouthernWest Virginia (12–0)West Virginia
SWCSMU (11–1)

Final AP Top 201957 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (23 teams)

1958 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (11–3)Maryland
Big 8Kansas St. (10–2)
Big 10Indiana (10–4)
IvyDartmouth (11–3)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (13–1)
PCCOregon St./California (12–4)
SECKentucky (12–2)
SouthernWest Virginia (12–0)West Virginia
SWCArkansas*/SMU (9–5)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Final AP Top 201958 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (24 teams)

1959 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUCalifornia (14–2)
ACCN.C. State/N. Carolina (12-2)N.C. State
Big 8Kansas St. (14–0)
Big 10Michigan St. (12–2)
IvyDartmouth*/Princeton (13–1)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (13–1)
SECMississippi St. (13–1)
SouthernWest Virginia (11–0)West Virginia
SWCTCU (12–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.
Note: PCC dissolved and reformed as the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU).

Final AP Top 201959 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (23 teams)

1960 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUCalifornia (11–1)
ACCWake Forest/N. Carolina (12–2)Duke
Big 8Kansas/Kansas St. (10–4)
Big 10Ohio St. (13–1)
IvyPrinceton (11–3)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (13–1)
SECAuburn (12–2)
SouthernVirginia Tech (12–1)West Virginia
SWCTexas (11–3)

Final AP Top 201960 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1961 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUSC (9–3)
ACCNorth Carolina (12–2)Wake Forest
Big 8Kansas St. (13–1)
Big 10Ohio St. (14–0)
IvyPrinceton (11–3)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (10–2)
SECMississippi St. (11–3)
SouthernWest Virginia (11–1)George Washington
SWCTexas Tech (11–3)

Final AP Top 201961 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (24 teams)

1962 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUCLA (10–2)
ACCWake Forest (12–2)Wake Forest
Big 8Colorado (13–1)
Big 10Ohio St. (13–1)
IvyYale (13–1)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati/Bradley (10–2)
SECKentucky/Mississippi St. (13–1)
SouthernWest Virginia (12–1)West Virginia
SWCTexas Tech*/SMU (11–3)

Final AP Top 201962 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1963 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUCLA/Stanford (7–5)
ACCDuke (14–0)Duke
Big 8Colorado/Kansas St. (11–3)
Big 10Ohio St./Illinois (11–3)
IvyPrinceton*/Yale (11–3)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (11–1)
SECMississippi St. (12–2)
SouthernWest Virginia (11–2)West Virginia
SWCTexas (13–1)
WACArizona St. (9–1)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Second 101963 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1964 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUCLA (15–0)
ACCDuke (13–1)Duke
Big 8Kansas St. (12–2)
Big 10Michigan/Ohio St. (11–3)
IvyPrinceton (12–2)
Missouri ValleyWichita St./Drake (10–2)
SECKentucky (11–3)
SouthernDavidson (9–2)VMI
SWCTexas A&M (13–1)
WACNew Mexico/Arizona St. (7–3)

Second 101964 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1965 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUCLA (14–0)
ACCDuke (11–3)N.C. State
Big 8Oklahoma St. (12–2)
Big 10Michigan (13–1)
IvyPrinceton (13–1)
Missouri ValleyWichita St. (11–3)
SECVanderbilt (15–1)
SouthernDavidson (12–0)West Virginia
SWCSMU*/Texas (10–4)
WACBYU (8–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Second 101965 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (23 teams)

1966 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUOregon St. (12–2)
ACCDuke (12–2)Duke
Big 8Kansas (13–1)
Big 10Michigan (11–3)
IvyPenn (12–2)
Missouri ValleyCincinnati (10–4)
SECKentucky (15–1)
SouthernDavidson (11–1)Davidson
SWCSMU (11–3)
WACUtah (7–3)

Second 101966 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (22 teams)

1967 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
AAWUUCLA (14–0)
ACCNorth Carolina (12–2)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas (13–1)
Big 10Indiana/Michigan State (10–4)
IvyPrinceton (13–1)
Missouri ValleyLouisville (12–2)
SECTennessee (15–3)
SouthernWest Virginia (9–1)West Virginia
SWCSMU (12–2)
WACWyoming/BYU (8–2)

Second 101967 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (23 teams)

1968 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (12–2)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas St. (11–3)
Big 10Ohio St./Iowa (10–4)
IvyColumbia*/Princeton (12–2)
Missouri ValleyLouisville (14–2)
Pac-8UCLA (14–0)
SECKentucky (15–3)
SouthernDavidson (9–1)Davidson
SWCTCU (9–5)
WACNew Mexico (8–2)
*Won playoff for league championship.

Second 101968 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (23 teams)

1969 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (12–2)North Carolina
Big 8Colorado (10–4)
Big 10Purdue (13–1)
IvyPrinceton (14–0)
Missouri ValleyDrake/Louisville (13–3)
Pac-8UCLA (13–1)
SECKentucky (16–2)
SouthernDavidson (9–0)Davidson
SWCTexas A&M (12–2)
WACBYU/Wyoming (6–4)

Final AP Top 201969 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1970 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCS. Carolina (14–0)North Carolina St.
Big 8Kansas St. (10–4)
Big 10Iowa (14–0)
IvyPenn (14–0)
Missouri ValleyDrake (14–2)
Pac-8UCLA (12–2)
SECKentucky (17–1)
SWCRice (10–4)
WACUTEP (10–4)

Final AP Top 201970 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1971 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (11–3)South Carolina
Big 8Kansas (14–0)
Big 10Ohio St. (13–1)
IvyPenn (14–0)
Missouri ValleyDrake/Louisville/St. Louis (9–5)
Pac-8UCLA (14–0)
SECKentucky (16–2)
SWCTCU (11–3)
WACBYU (10–4)

Final AP Top 201971 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1972 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (9–3)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas St. (12–2)
Big 10Minnesota (11–3)
IvyPenn (13–1)
Missouri ValleyLouisville/Memphis St. (12–2)
Pac-8UCLA (14–0)
SECKentucky/Tennessee (14–4)
SWCTexas*/SMU (10–4)
WACBYU (12–2)

Final AP Top 201972 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1973 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina St. (12–0)North Carolina St.
Big 8Kansas St. (12–2)
Big 10Indiana (11–3)
IvyMemphis St. (12–2)
Missouri ValleyPenn (12–2)
Pac-8UCLA (14–0)
SECKentucky (14–4)
SWCTexas Tech (12–2)
WACArizona St. (10–4)

Final AP Top 201973 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1974 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina St. (12–0)North Carolina St.
Big 8Kansas (13–1)
Big 10Michigan/Indiana (12–2)
IvyPenn (13–1)
Missouri ValleyLouisville (11–1)
Pac-8UCLA (12–2)
SECVanderbilt/Alabama (15–3)
SWCTexas (11–3)
WACNew Mexico (10–4)

Final AP Top 201974 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (25 teams)

1975 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCMaryland (10–2)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas (11–3)
Big 10Indiana (18–0)
IvyPenn (13–1)
Missouri ValleyLouisville (12–2)
Pac-8UCLA (12–2)
SECKentucky/Alabama (15–3)
SWCTexas A&M (12–2)
WACArizona St. (12–2)

Final AP Top 201975 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (32 teams)

1976 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (11–1)Virginia
Big 8Missouri (12–2)
Big 10Indiana (18–0)
IvyPrinceton (14–0)
MetroNo championCincinnati
Missouri ValleyWichita St. (10–2)
Pac-8UCLA (12–2)
SECAlabama (12–2)
SWCTexas A&M (14–2)Texas Tech
WACArizona (11–3)

Final AP Top 201976 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (32 teams)

1977 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (9–3)North Carolina
Big 8Kansas St. (11–3)
Big 10Michigan (16–2)
IvyPrinceton (13–1)
MetroLouisville (6–1)Cincinnati
Missouri ValleySo. Illinois/New Mexico St. (8–4)So. Illinois
Pac-8UCLA (11–3)
SECTenn./Kentucky (16–2)
SWCArkansas (16–0)Arkansas
WACUtah (11–3)

Final AP Top 201977 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (32 teams)

1978 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (9–3)Duke
Big 8Kansas (13–1)
Big 10Michigan St. (15–3)
IvyPenn (12–2)
MetroFlorida St. (11–1)Louisville
Missouri ValleyCreighton (12–4)Creighton
Pac-8UCLA (14–0)
SECKentucky (16–2)
SWCTexas/Arkansas (14–2)Houston
WACNew Mexico (13–1)

Final AP Top 201978 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (32 teams)

1979 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke/North Carolina (9–3)North Carolina
Big 8Oklahoma (10–4)
Big 10Michigan St./Purdue/Iowa (13–5)
IvyPenn (13–1)
MetroLouisville (9–1)Virginia Tech
Missouri ValleyIndiana St. (16–0)Indiana St.
Pac-10UCLA (15–3)
SECLSU (14–4)Tennessee
SWCTexas/Arkansas (13–3)Arkansas
WACBYU (10–2)

Final AP Top 201979 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (40 teams)

1980 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCMaryland (11–3)Duke
Big EastSyracuse/Georgetown/St. John's (5–1)Georgetown
Big 8Missouri (11–3)Kansas St.
Big 10Indiana (13–5)
MetroLouisville (12–0)Louisville
Missouri ValleyBradley (13–3)Bradley
Pac-10Oregon St. (16–2)
PCAAUtah St. (11–2)San Jose St.
SECKentucky (15–3)LSU
SWCTexas A&M (14–2)Texas A&M
WACBYU (13–1)

Final AP Top 201980 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (48 teams)

1981 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCVirginia (13–1)North Carolina
Big EastBoston College (10–4)Syracuse
Big 8Missouri (10–4)Kansas
Big 10Indiana (14–4)
MetroLouisville (11–1)Louisville
Missouri ValleyWichita St. (12–4)Creighton
Pac-10Oregon St. (17–1)
PCAAFresno St. (12–2)Fresno St.
SECLSU (17–1)Mississippi
SWCArkansas (13–3)Houston
WACUtah/Wyoming (13–3)

Final AP Top 201981 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (48 teams)

1982 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina/Virginia (12–2)North Carolina
Big EastVillanova (11–3)Georgetown
Big 8Missouri (12–2)Missouri
Big 10Minnesota (14–4)
MetroMemphis St. (10–2)Memphis St.
Missouri ValleyBradley (13–3)Tulsa
Pac-10Oregon St. (16–2)
PCAAFresno St. (13–1)Fresno St.
SECKentucky/Tennessee (13–5)Alabama
SWCArkansas (12–4)Arkansas
WACWyoming (14–2)

Final AP Top 201982 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (48 teams)

1983 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina/Virginia (12–2)North Carolina St.
Big EastBoston College/Villanova/St. John's (12–4)St. John's
Big 8Missouri (12–2)Oklahoma St.
Big 10Indiana (13–5)
MetroLouisville (12–0)Louisville
Missouri ValleyWichita St. (17–1)Illinois St.
Pac-10UCLA (15–3)
PCAAUNLV (15–1)UNLV
SECKentucky (13–5)Georgia
SWCHouston (16–0)Houston
WACUTEP/Utah/BYU (11–5)

Final AP Top 201983 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (52 teams)

1984 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (14–0)Maryland
Big EastGeorgetown (14–2)Georgetown
Big 8Oklahoma (13–1)Kansas
Big 10Illinois/Purdue (15–3)
MetroLouisville/Memphis St. (11–3)Memphis St.
Missouri ValleyIllinois St./Tulsa (13–3)Tulsa
Pac-10Washington/Oregon St. (15–3)
PCAAUNLV (16–2)Fresno St.
SECKentucky (14–4)Kentucky
SWCHouston (15–1)Houston
WACUTEP (13–3)UTEP

Final AP Top 201984 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (53 teams)

1985 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCGeorgia Tech/N. Carolina/N.C. State (9–5)Georgia Tech
Big EastSt. John's (15–1)Georgetown
Big 8Oklahoma (13–1)Oklahoma
Big 10Michigan (16–2)
MetroMemphis St. (13–1)Memphis St.
Missouri ValleyTulsa (12–4)Wichita St.
Pac-10USC/Washington (13–5)
PCAAUNLV (17–1)UNLV
SECLSU (13–5)Auburn
SWCTexas Tech (12–4)Texas Tech
WACUTEP (12–4)San Diego St.

Final AP Top 201985 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1986 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (12–2)Duke
Big EastSt. John's/Syracuse (14–2)St. John's
Big 8Kansas (13–1)Kansas
Big 10Michigan (14–4)
MetroLouisville (10–2)Louisville
Missouri ValleyBradley (16–0)Tulsa
Pac-10Arizona (14–4)
PCAAUNLV (16–2)UNLV
SECKentucky (17–1)Kentucky
SWCTCU/Texas/Texas A&M (12–4)Texas Tech
WACWyoming/UTEP/Utah (12–4)UTEP

Final AP Top 201986 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1987 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (14–0)North Carolina St.
Big EastSyracuse/Georgetown/Pittsburgh (12–4)Georgetown
Big 8Missouri (11–3)Missouri
Big 10Indiana/Purdue (15–3)
MetroLouisville (9–3)Memphis St.
Missouri ValleyTulsa (11–3)Wichita St.
Pac-10UCLA (14–4)UCLA
PCAAUNLV (18–0)UNLV
SECAlabama (16–2)Alabama
SWCTCU (14–2)Texas A&M
WACUTEP (13–3)Wyoming

Final AP Top 201987 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1988 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (11–3)Duke
Big EastPittsburgh (12–4)Syracuse
Big 8Oklahoma (12–2)Oklahoma
Big 10Purdue (16–2)
MetroLouisville (9–3)Louisville
Missouri ValleyBradley (12–2)Bradley
Pac-10Arizona (17–1)Arizona
PCAAUNLV (15–3)Utah St.
SECKentucky (13–5)*Kentucky*
SWCSMU (12–4)SMU
WACBYU (13–3)Wyoming
*Both SEC titles were vacated in 1989.

Final AP Top 201988 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1989 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina St. (10–4)North Carolina
Big EastGeorgetown (13–3)Georgetown
Big 8Oklahoma (12–2)Missouri
Big 10Indiana (15–3)
Big WestUNLV (16–2)UNLV
MetroFlorida St. (9–3)Louisville
Missouri ValleyCreighton (11–3)Creighton
Pac-10Arizona (17–1)Arizona
SECFlorida (13–5)Alabama
SWCArkansas (13–3)Arkansas
WACColorado St. (12–4)UTEP

Final AP Top 201989 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1990 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCClemson (10-4)Ga. Tech
Big EastSyracuse & UConn (12-4)UConn
Big 8Missouri (12-2)Oklahoma
Big 10Michigan St. (15-3)
Big WestNew Mexico St. & UNLV (16-2)UNLV
MetroLouisville (12-2)Louisville
Missouri ValleySouthern Illinois (10-4)Illinois St.
Pac-10Oregon St. & Arizona (15-3)Arizona
SECGeorgia (13-5)Alabama
SWCArkansas (14-2)Arkansas
WACColorado St. & BYU (11-5)UTEP

Final AP Top 201990 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1992 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (14-2)Duke
Big EastSeton Hall/Georgetown/St. John's (12-6)Syracuse
Big 8Kansas (11-3)Kansas
Big 10Ohio State (15-3)
Big WestUNLV (18-0)N. Mexico
MetroTulane (8-4)NC-Charlotte
Missouri ValleySouthern Illinois/Illinois St. (14-4)SW Missouri St.
Pac-10UCLA (16-2)
SECArkansas (13-3)Kentucky
SWCTexas/Houston (11-3)Houston
WACBYU/UTEP (12-4)BYU

Final AP Top 201992 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1991 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (11-3)N. Carolina
Big EastSyracuse (12-4)Seton Hall
Big 8Oklahoma St./Kansas (10-4)Missouri
Big 10Ohio St./Indiana (15-3)
Big WestUNLV (18-0)UNLV
MetroSouthern Miss. (10-4)Florida St.
Missouri ValleyCreighton (12-4)Creighton
Pac-10Arizona (14-4)
SECKentucky (14-4)Alabama
SWCArkansas (15-1)Arkansas
WACUtah (15-1)BYU

Final AP Top 251991 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1994 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCDuke (12-4)North Carolina
Atlantic 10Massachusetts (14-2)Massachusetts
Big EastConnecticut (16-2)Providence
Big 8Missouri (14-0)Nebraska
Big 10Purdue (14-4)
Big WestNew Mexico St. (12-6)New Mexico St.
Great MidwestMarquette (10-2)Cincinnati
MetroLouisville (10-2)Louisville
Missouri ValleyTulsa (15-3)Southern Illinois
Pac-10Arizona (14-4)
SECArkansas (14-2)Kentucky
SWCTexas (12-2)Texas
WACNew Mexico (14-4)Hawaii

Final AP Top 251994 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)

1993 College Basketball Major Conference Champions

ConferenceRegular SeasonTournament
ACCNorth Carolina (14-2)Ga. Tech
Big EastSeton Hall (14-4)Seton Hall
Big 8Kansas (11-3)Missouri
Big 10Indiana (17-1)
Big WestNew Mexico St. (15-3)Long Beach St.
MetroLouisville (11-1)Louisville
Missouri ValleyIllinois St. (13-5)Southern Illinois
Pac-10Arizona (17-1)
SECVanderbilt (14-2)Kentucky
SWCSMU (12-2)Texas Tech
WACBYU/Utah (15-3)New Mexico

Final AP Top 201993 College Basketball RecapNCAA Tournament (64 teams)
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