|1904 college football season|
|Champion(s)|| Michigan |
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.
1904 was a big year for the South. It was the first year for: Dan McGugin at Vanderbilt, Mike Donahue at Auburn, and John Heisman at Georgia Tech.
|School||1903 Conference||1904 Conference|
|Southwest Texas State Normal football||Program Established||Independent|
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Albion||5–0|
|Ohio Athletic Conference||Case||4–0|
The consensus All-America team included:
|HB||Daniel Hurley||Jr.||Charlestown, Massachusetts||Harvard|
|HB||Willie Heston||5'8"||190||Sr.||Grant's Pass, Oregon||Michigan|
|FB||Walter Eckersall||5'7"||141||So.||Chicago, Illinois||Chicago|
|FB||Andy Smith||Sr.||Du Bois, Pennsylvania||Penn|
|E||Tom Shevlin||5'10"||195||Jr.||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Yale|
|G||Frank Piekarski||Sr.||Nanticoke, Pennsylvania||Penn|
|G||Joseph Gilman||Exeter, New Hampshire||Dartmouth|
|C||Arthur Tipton||Sr.||Las Vegas, New Mexico Territory||Army|
|E||Fred Speik||Sr.||Stockton, California||Chicago|
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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.
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.
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The 1902 Western Conference football season was the seventh season of college football played by the member schools of the Western Conference and was a part of the 1902 college football season.
The 1903 Western Conference football season was the eighth season of college football played by the member schools of the Western Conference and was a part of the 1903 college football season.
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