1876 college football season

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The 1876 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions. [1] On November 11, organized intercollegiate football was first played in the state of Pennsylvania as Princeton defeated Penn 60 in Philadelphia. [2]

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Conference and program changes

School1875 Conference1876 Conference
Penn Quakers Program EstablishedIndependent

Conference standings

1876 college football records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Yale     300
Rutgers     100
Harvard     310
Princeton     320
Stevens     220
Penn     120
Columbia     130
Canada All-Stars    010
McGill     010
NYU     010
Philadelphia All-Stars    010

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References

  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  2. "Penn Football:Origins To 1901". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-04-29.