1897 college football season

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The 1897 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Penn and Yale as having been selected national champions. [1]

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Conference and program changes

Conference establishments

Membership changes

School1896 Conference1897 Conference
Arizona Normal Football Program EstablishedIndependent
Central Colonels Independent SIAA
Gallaudet Bison Independent MIFA

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1897 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado $200  710
Colorado Mines 110  220
Colorado College 020  350
  • $ Conference champion
1897 Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Gallaudet $301  411
Maryland 030  240
  • $ Conference champion
1897 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Vanderbilt $300  601
Georgia 200  210
Auburn 201  201
Tennessee 100  410
Central (KY) 110  120
Nashville 110  110
Alabama 000  100
Texas 000  620
LSU 000  110
Sewanee 121  131
Clemson 010  220
Cumberland (TN) 010  010
Georgia Tech 010  010
Mercer 010  011
Kentucky State College 020  240
SW Presbyterian 000  000
  • $ Conference champion
1897 Triangular Football League standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dartmouth $200  430
Amherst 011  262
Williams 011  171
  • $ Conference champion
1897 Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wisconsin $300  910
Chicago 310  1110
Michigan 210  611
Illinois 110  620
Purdue 120  531
Northwestern 020  530
Minnesota 030  440
  • $ Conference champion
1897 Western Interstate University Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nebraska $300  510
Kansas 210  820
Iowa 020  440
Missouri 020  560
  • $ Conference champion

Independents

1897 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Penn     1500
Yale     902
Buffalo     700
Princeton     1010
Harvard     1011
Drexel     711
Army     611
Lafayette     921
Colgate     521
Fordham     211
Cornell     531
Syracuse     531
Brown     740
Carlisle     640
Boston College     430
Temple     330
Trinity (CT)     441
Wesleyan     660
Tufts     670
Geneva     341
Duquesne     231
Villanova     351
Penn State     360
Amherst     262
Frankin & Marshall     262
New Hampshire     250
Western Univ. Penn.     130
Rutgers     270
1897 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Butler     300
Fairmount     100
Washburn     710
Cincinnati     911
Ohio Wesleyan     711
Indiana     611
Iowa Agricultural     310
Ohio     720
Notre Dame     411
Michigan Agricultural     421
Baldwin–Wallace     211
Chicago Dental Infirmary     221
Missouri     560
Lake Forest     451
Drake     230
Heidelberg     230
Detroit College     120
Indiana State     120
Kansas State     121
Mount Union     241
Rush Medical College     141
DePauw     260
Wittenberg     260
Haskell     140
Ohio State     171
Washington University     020
1897 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Oklahoma     200
Arkansas     201
Navy     810
Virginia     621
Add-Ran     310
VPI     520
North Carolina     730
VMI     320
Guilford     210
West Virginia     541
Davidson     110
Richmond     350
North Carolina A&M     120
Texas A&M     120
Delaware     151
William & Mary     010
Marshall     030
South Carolina     030
1897 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Oregon Agricultural     500
Washington Agricultural     200
Wyoming     200
USC     510
Stanford     410
New Mexico A&M     101
Oregon     110
Montana     123
Washington     120
California     032
Utah     150
Arizona Normal     010
Nevada State     010

Minor conferences

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Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 5–0

See also

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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.