|1899 college football season|
1899 Sewanee Tigers
|Champion(s)|| Harvard |
The 1899 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Harvard and Princeton as having been selected national champions.
Chicago and Sewanee went undefeated. With just 13 players, the Sewanee team, known as the "Iron Men", had a six-day road trip with five shutout wins over Texas A&M; Texas; Tulane; LSU; and Ole Miss. Sportswriter Grantland Rice called the group "the most durable football team I ever saw."
|School||1898 Conference||1899 Conference|
|Arizona Varsity||Program Established||Independent|
|Baylor football||Program Established||Independent|
|Northern Illinois State Normal football||Program Established||Independent|
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Kalamazoo||4–1|
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