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1948-49 Season Summary

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National Champion: Kentucky
Final Four: Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Oregon State

Consensus Player of the Year: Tony Lavelli

AP First #1: Saint Louis ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky

Conference Summary

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Rk Conference Schls W L W-L% AP NCAA FF Regular Season Champ Tournament Champ
1 Big Seven Conference 7 79 82 .491 0 0 0 Nebraska
Oklahoma
2 Big Ten Conference 10 131 85 .606 3 1 1 Illinois
3 Independent 42 593 424 .583 5 1 0 Villanova
4 Ivy Group 7 93 77 .547 1 1 0 Yale
5 Metropolitan New York Conference 7 99 76 .566 0 0 0 Manhattan
St. John's (NY)
6 Mid-American Conference 6 76 64 .543 1 0 0 Cincinnati
7 Middle Atlantic States Conference North 5 62 56 .525 0 0 0 Lafayette
Muhlenburg
8 Middle Three Conference 1 14 12 .538 0 0 0 Rutgers
9 Missouri Valley Conference 6 99 66 .600 3 1 1 Oklahoma State
10 Mountain States Athletic Conference 6 112 88 .560 2 1 0 Wyoming
11 Ohio Valley Conference 2 48 14 .774 1 0 0 Western Kentucky Western Kentucky
12 Pacific Coast Conference 9 154 114 .575 1 1 1 Oregon State (North)
13 Southeastern Conference 12 177 126 .584 2 1 1 Kentucky Kentucky
14 Southern Conference 16 198 191 .509 1 0 0 North Carolina State North Carolina State
15 Southwest Conference 7 79 91 .465 0 1 0 Arkansas
Baylor
Rice
16 Western New York Little Three Conference 3 58 27 .682 0 0 0 Niagara
17 Yankee Conference 1 16 6 .727 0 0 0 Connecticut

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Kentucky SEC 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oklahoma State MVC 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
Saint Louis MVC 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3
Illinois Big Ten 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4
Western Kentucky OVC 3 4 6 6 7 7 6 5
Minnesota Big Ten 4 5 5 7 6 5 5 6
Bradley MVC 16 18 18   12 10 10 7
San Francisco Ind 6 9 10 9 8 8 8 8
Tulane SEC 11 12 11 8 5 6 7 9
Bowling Green State Ind 15   14 14 10 9 9 10
Yale Ivy         20 13 18 11
Utah MSAC 10 10 12 12 14 16 13 12
North Carolina State Southern   15 17   17   15 13
Villanova Ind 9 8 7 13 15   17 14
UCLA PCC               15
Loyola (IL) Ind 12 13 13 11 13 12 14 16
Wyoming MSAC       19 17 14 12 17
Butler MAC 18 17 15 16 11 11 11 18
Hamline Ind 8 7 8 5 9 15 16 19
Ohio State Big Ten       18   18 19 20
School Conf 1/18 1/25 2/1 2/8 2/15 2/22 3/1 Final
Arkansas SWC             20  
Baylor SWC   18            
Cincinnati MAC 13              
DePaul Ind   16     17      
Duquesne Ind       20 20 17    
Eastern Kentucky OVC     20          
Holy Cross Ind 14 20 19 15        
New York University Metro NY 20   15          
Oklahoma Big 7         16      
Southern California PCC           19    
Stanford PCC 17 11 9 10 20      
Texas SWC           20    
Washington State PCC 18 14   17        

Consensus All-America Teams

1st Team
Alex Groza (Kentucky)
Ed Macauley (Saint Louis)
Ralph Beard (Kentucky)
Tony Lavelli (Yale)
Vince Boryla (Denver)
2nd Team
Bill Erickson (Illinois)
Ernie Vandeweghe (Colgate)
Jim McIntyre (Minnesota)
Vern Gardner (Utah)
Wallace Jones (Kentucky)