1900 college football season

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The 1900 college football season ended with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions. [1]


Conference and program changes

School1899 Conference1900 Conference
Indiana Hoosiers Independent Big Nine (Western)
Iowa Hawkeyes Independent Big Nine (Western)

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1900 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado College $300  620
Colorado Mines 210  430
Colorado 120  640
Colorado Agricultural 030  130
  • $ Conference champion
1900 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Clemson $200  600
Sewanee 501  611
Tulane 300  500
Auburn 400  400
Texas 100  600
North Carolina 301  413
Vanderbilt 231  441
Alabama 130  230
Nashville 130  130
Georgia 140  240
LSU 010  220
Cumberland (TN) 010  010
Tennessee 021  321
Kentucky State 020  460
Ole Miss 030  030
Georgia Tech 030  040
  • $ Conference champion
1900 Triangular Football League standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Wesleyan $200  540
  • $ Conference champion
1900 Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Minnesota +301  1002
Iowa +201  701
Wisconsin 210  810
Michigan 320  721
Northwestern 212  723
Chicago 231  951
Indiana 121  422
Illinois 132  732
Purdue 040  440
  • + Conference co-champions


1900 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Yale     1200
Penn     1210
Harvard     1010
Cornell     1020
Geneva     511
Lafayette     920
Syracuse     721
Princeton     830
Fordham     311
Army     731
Brown     731
Columbia     731
Villanova     522
Carlisle     641
Dickinson     540
Western Univ. of Penn     540
Bucknell     441
Rutgers     440
Lehigh     560
Frankin & Marshall     450
Temple     341
Pittsburgh College     231
Penn State     461
Amherst     471
Dartmouth     242
NYU     361
Tufts     361
Wesleyan     361
New Hampshire     151
Colgate     280
CCNY     010
1900 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Lake Forest     100
Haskell     910
North Dakota Agricultural     811
Ohio State     811
Nebraska     712
Beloit     712
Washburn     620
Wittenberg     521
Drake     630
Doane     210
Notre Dame     631
Fairmount     530
Detroit College     320
Washington University     321
Carthage     430
Wabash     540
Missouri     441
Cincinnati     341
Iowa State Normal     341
Buchtel     231
Ohio     241
Kansas State     240
Kansas     252
Ohio Wesleyan     252
Iowa State     251
Butler     013
Heidelberg     022
Michigan Agricultural     130
Chicago P&S     130
Mount Union     141
1900 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Baylor     300
Davidson     410
Centre     411
Virginia     721
Georgetown     513
VMI     412
Oklahoma     311
Kendall     210
Marshall     102
Navy     630
Arkansas     211
South Carolina     430
West Virginia     430
VPI     331
Texas A&M     221
Richmond     340
Maryland     341
Delaware     231
William & Mary     120
Furman     021
North Carolina A&M     040
1900 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington Agricultural     401
Arizona     310
Stanford     721
Utah     210
California     421
Nevada State     421
Oregon     331
New Mexico A&M     331
San Jose State     331
Arizona Normal     110
USC     111
Wyoming     330
Washington     122
Montana     010
Utah Agricultural     020

Minor conferences

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion 5–0–1

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  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 76–77. Retrieved 2009-10-16.