Big Eight Regular Season Champions

Big Eight Regular Season Champions

Full list of Big Eight Conference men’s basketball regular season champions, including head coach, by year. Bold means team went on to win the NCAA National Championship the same year. The Big Eight Conference was active from 1928-29 through the 1995-96 season, originally know as the Big Six, the later as the Big Seven before growing to its final size and name. The conference first formed with a 1928 split from the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA), a league founded in 1906. Kansas won the most Big Eight regular season titles (30), followed by Kansas State (15), Oklahoma (12) and Missouri (11). See also: Big Eight Tournament Champions

Season Champion(s) Head Coach(es)
1928-29 Oklahoma Hugh McDermott
1929-30 Missouri George Edwards
1930-31 Kansas Phog Allen
1931-32 Kansas (2) Phog Allen (2)
1932-33 Kansas (3) Phog Allen (3)
1933-34 Kansas (4) Phog Allen (4)
1934-35 Iowa State Louis Menze
1935-36 Kansas (5) Phog Allen (5)
1936-37 Kansas (6) Phog Allen (6)
Nebraska William Browne
1937-38 Kansas (7) Phog Allen (7)
1938-39 Missouri (2) George Edwards (2)
Oklahoma (2) Bruce Drake
1939-40 Kansas (8) Phog Allen (8)
Missouri (3) George Edwards (3)
Oklahoma (3) Bruce Drake (2)
1940-41 Iowa State (2) Louis Menze (2)
Kansas (9) Phog Allen (9)
1941-42 Kansas (10) Phog Allen (10)
Oklahoma (4) Bruce Drake (3)
1942-43 Kansas (11) Phog Allen (11)
1943-44 Iowa State (3) Louis Menze (3)
Oklahoma (5) Bruce Drake (4)
1944-45 Iowa State (4) Louis Menze (4)
1945-46 Kansas (12) Phog Allen (12)
1946-47 Oklahoma (6) Bruce Drake (5)
1947-48 Kansas State Jack Gardner
1948-49 Nebraska (2) Harry Good
Oklahoma (7) Bruce Drake (6)
1949-50 Kansas (13) Phog Allen (13)
Kansas State (2) Jack Gardner (2)
Nebraska (3) Harry Good (2)
1950-51 Kansas State (3) Jack Gardner (3)
1951-52 Kansas (14) Phog Allen (14)
1952-53 Kansas (15) Phog Allen (15)
1953-54 Colorado Bebe Lee
Kansas (16) Phog Allen (16)
1954-55 Colorado (2) Bebe Lee (2)
1955-56 Kansas State (4) Tex Winter
1956-57 Kansas (17) Dick Harp
1957-58 Kansas State (5) Tex Winter (2)
1958-59 Kansas State (6) Tex Winter (3)
1959-60 Kansas (18) Dick Harp (2)
Kansas State (7) Tex Winter (4)
1960-61 Kansas State (8) Tex Winter (5)
1961-62 Colorado (3) Sox Walseth
1962-63 Colorado (4) Sox Walseth (2)
Kansas State (9) Tex Winter (6)
1963-64 Kansas State (10) Tex Winter (7)
1964-65 Oklahoma State Henry Iba
1965-66 Kansas (19) Ted Owens
1966-67 Kansas (20) Ted Owens (2)
1967-68 Kansas State (11) Tex Winter (8)
1968-69 Colorado (5) Sox Walseth (3)
1969-70 Kansas State (12) Cotton Fitzsimmons
1970-71 Kansas (21) Ted Owens (3)
1971-72 Kansas State (13) Jack Hartman
1972-73 Kansas State (14) Jack Hartman (2)
1973-74 Kansas (22) Ted Owens (4)
1974-75 Kansas (23) Ted Owens (5)
1975-76 Missouri (4) Norm Stewart
1976-77 Kansas State (15) Jack Hartman (3)
1977-78 Kansas (24) Ted Owens (6)
1978-79 Oklahoma (8) Dave Bliss
1979-80 Missouri (5) Norm Stewart (2)
1980-81 Missouri (6) Norm Stewart (3)
1981-82 Missouri (7) Norm Stewart (4)
1982-83 Missouri (8) Norm Stewart (5)
1983-84 Oklahoma (9) Billy Tubbs
1984-85 Oklahoma (10) Billy Tubbs (2)
1985-86 Kansas (25) Larry Brown
1986-87 Missouri (9) Norm Stewart (6)
1987-88 Oklahoma (11) Billy Tubbs (3)
1988-89 Oklahoma (12) Billy Tubbs (4)
1989-90 Missouri (10) Norm Stewart (7)
1990-91 Kansas (26) Roy Williams
Oklahoma State (2) Eddie Sutton
1991-92 Kansas (27) Roy Williams (2)
1992-93 Kansas (28) Roy Williams (3)
1993-94 Missouri (11) Norm Stewart (8)
1994-95 Kansas (29) Roy Williams (4)
1995-96 Kansas (30) Roy Williams (5)

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