1903 college football season

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The 1903 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Princeton as having been selected national champions. [1]

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Conference standings

Major conference standings

1903 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado $400  820
Colorado Agricultural 310  510
Colorado Mines 220  340
Colorado College 130  450
Denver 040  670
  • $ Conference champion
1903 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Clemson +201  411
Cumberland (TN) +411  611
Sewanee 510  710
Vanderbilt 511  611
Mississippi A&M 202  302
Georgia 320  340
Ole Miss 111  211
Texas 001  512
Kentucky State 000  710
Alabama 340  340
Auburn 230  430
Tennessee 240  450
Georgia Tech 140  350
Tulane 011  221
Mercer 010  010
Nashville 020  220
LSU 050  450
SW Presbyterian       
  • + Conference co-champions
1903 Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Minnesota +301  1401
Michigan +301  1101
Northwestern +102  1013
Chicago 411  1221
Iowa 110  920
Indiana 120  440
Illinois 150  860
Wisconsin 031  631
Purdue 020  420
  • + Conference co-champions

Major independents

1903 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Princeton     1100
Yale     1110
Columbia     910
Dartmouth     910
Geneva     910
Temple     410
Lehigh     921
Harvard     930
Penn     930
Army     621
Carlisle     621
Amherst     730
Lafayette     730
Cornell     631
Colgate     421
Penn State     530
Brown     541
Syracuse     540
Fordham     110
Frankin & Marshall     551
Rutgers     441
Villanova     220
Bucknell     450
Tufts     580
Pittsburgh College     350
Wesleyan     361
NYU     250
New Hampshire     261
Western U. Penn.     181
1903 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nebraska     1100
North Dakota     700
Notre Dame     801
Iowa State     810
Marquette     710
Lake Forest     610
North Dakota Agricultural     510
Haskell     720
Fairmount     620
Wabash     930
St. Xavier     730
Wittenberg     521
Doane     210
American Medical     630
Kansas     630
Drake     530
Iowa State Normal     431
Ohio Medical     540
Michigan State Normal     440
Washington University     442
Heidelberg     342
Kansas State     341
Detroit College     340
Shurtleff     241
Ohio     240
Mount Union     251
DePauw     261
Missouri     171
Cincinnati     180
Baldwin–Wallace     010
Buchtel     020
Butler     030
Chicago P&S     040
1903 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Kentucky University     710
West Virginia     710
VPI     510
South Carolina     820
East Florida Seminary     410
Stetson     101
Virginia     721
Georgetown     730
Richmond     631
VMI     210
Texas A&M     731
North Carolina     630
Maryland     740
Florida State     321
Oklahoma     543
Delaware     440
North Carolina A&M     440
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     110
Arkansas     340
Navy     471
Florida     120
Oklahoma A&M     022
William & Mary     130
Davidson     140
Howard (AL)     140
TCU     070
1903 Far West college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Stanford     803
California     612
Washington     610
Oregon     421
USC     420
Albany     430
Utah Agricultural     300
New Mexico A&M     201
Arizona     200
Tempe Normal     200
Wyoming     320
Washington Agricultural     332
Utah     350
Nevada State     242
Oregon Agricultural     241
Montana     250
Academy of Idaho     011

Minor conferences

ConferenceChampion(s)Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion
Michigan Agricultural
4–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Case 5–0

Minor conference standings

1903 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Michigan Agricultural      611
  • $ Conference champion
1903 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Case $500  820
Ohio State 310  830
Oberlin 221  441
Ohio Wesleyan 230  540
Western Reserve 130  360
Kenyon 041  261
  • $ Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

The consensus All-America team included:

PositionNameHeightWeight (lbs.)ClassHometownTeam
QB Jimmy Johnson 5'7"138Sr. Edgerton, Wisconsin Carlisle
QB Myron E. Witham Sr. Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts Dartmouth
HB Willie Heston 5'8"190Jr. Grant's Pass, Oregon Michigan
HB Dana Kafer Sr. Lawrenceville, New Jersey Princeton
FB Richard Shore Smith Sr. Columbia
FB Ledyard Mitchell Sr. Yale
E Howard Henry Sr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Princeton
T Daniel Knowlton So. Harvard
T James Hogan 5'10"210Jr. County Tipperary, Ireland Yale
G John DeWitt 6'1"198Sr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Princeton
G Andrew Marshall Sr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Harvard
C Henry Hooper Sr. New Hampshire Dartmouth
G James Bloomer Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio Yale
T Fred Schacht Sr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota
E Charles D. Rafferty Sr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Yale

Statistical leaders

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A national championship in the highest level of college football in the United States, currently the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), is a designation awarded annually by various organizations to their selection of the best college football team. Division I FBS football is the only National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport for which the NCAA does not sanction a yearly championship event. As such, it is sometimes unofficially referred to as a "mythical national championship".

1915 college football season

The 1915 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Cornell, Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh as having been selected national champions. Only Cornell, Washington State, and Pittsburgh claim national championships for the 1915 season.

1913 college football season

The 1913 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Auburn, Chicago, and Harvard as having been selected national champions. All three teams finished with undefeated records. Chicago and Harvard officially claim national championships for the 1913 season.

The 1905 college football season had the Chicago Maroons retroactively named as national champion by the Billingsley Report, the Helms Athletic Foundation, the National Championship Foundation, and the Houlgate System, while Yale was named champion by Parke H. Davis and Caspar Whitney. Chicago finished the season 11–0, while Yale finished 10–0. The Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listed both Chicago and Yale as having been selected national champions.

1904 college football season

The 1904 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan, Minnesota, and Penn as having been selected national champions.

1902 college football season

The 1902 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Yale as having been selected national champions.

1901 college football season

The 1901 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan, Yale, and Harvard as having been selected retrospectively as national champions. Harvard beat Yale 22–0 the last game of the year.

1898 college football season

The 1898 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.

1897 college football season

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.

1887 college football season

The 1887 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. In the West, the 1887 Michigan Wolverines football team compiled a 5–0 record, including three wins over Notre Dame, and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10. On November 13, college football was first played in the state of Virginia when the Virginia Cavaliers and Pantops Academy fought to a scoreless tie.

1882 college football season

The 1882 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.

1878 college football season

The 1878 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton as having been selected national champions.

1874 college football season

The 1874 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton, Harvard, and Yale as having been selected national champions. Only Princeton and Yale officially claim championships for this season.

The 1875 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton as having been selected national champions. Only Princeton claims a national championship for this season.

1879 college football season

The 1879 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton and Yale having been selected as national champions.

1880 college football season

The 1880 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton and Yale as having been selected national champions. On April 9, college football was first played in the state of Kentucky when Kentucky University defeated Centre 133/4–0 at Stoll Field. It was one of the first in the South.

1881 college football season

The 1881 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton and Yale as having been selected national champions.

1884 college football season

The 1884 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton and Yale as having been selected national champions.

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.