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1948-49 Big Ten Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 131-85, .606 W-L% (5th of 17)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Illinois

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Illinois)

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Illinois and Minnesota)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Minnesota and Ohio State)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Notes
1 Illinois 10 2 .833 21 4 .840 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; NCAA FF
2 Minnesota 9 3 .750 18 3 .857
3 Michigan 7 5 .583 15 6 .714
4 Ohio State 6 6 .500 14 7 .667
4 Indiana 6 6 .500 14 8 .636
4 Purdue 6 6 .500 13 9 .591
7 Wisconsin 5 7 .417 12 10 .545
8 Iowa 3 9 .250 10 10 .500
9 Northwestern 2 10 .167 5 16 .238
10 Michigan State 0 0 9 12 .429

AP Poll Summary

School 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Illinois 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4
Minnesota 4 5 5 7 6 5 5 6
Ohio State - - - 18 - 18 19 20
Indiana - - - - - - - -
Iowa - - - - - - - -
Michigan - - - - - - - -
Michigan State - - - - - - - -
Northwestern - - - - - - - -
Purdue - - - - - - - -
Wisconsin - - - - - - - -

NCAA Tournament

National Third Place
Illinois won (57-53) versus Oregon State

Regional Semifinal
Illinois won (71-67) versus Yale (East Regional)

Regional Final
Illinois lost (76-47) versus Kentucky (East Regional)