1913 college football season

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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. [1] All three teams finished with undefeated records. Chicago and Harvard officially claim national championships for the 1913 season.

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Chicago was also the champion of the Western Conference, Missouri was champion of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA), and Colorado won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Conference and program changes

Conference changes

Membership changes

School1912 Conference1913 Conference
Kansas State Wildcats Independent MVIAA
North Texas State Normal football Program EstablishedIndependent
Ohio State Buckeyes OAC Big Nine (Western)
Western Kentucky State Normal Hilltoppers Program EstablishedIndependent

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1913 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Missouri +400  710
Nebraska +300  800
Kansas 320  530
Iowa State 220  440
Drake 130  431
Kansas State 020  341
Washington University 040  150
  • + Conference co-champions
1913 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado $401  511
Colorado Mines 510  510
Colorado College 221  521
Colorado Agricultural $220  320
Utah 120  241
Denver 130  250
Wyoming 050  050
  • $ Conference champion
1913 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
North Carolina A&M $200  610
Washington and Lee 310  810
Virginia 110  710
VPI 110  711
Georgetown 110  440
Johns Hopkins 020  030
North Carolina 030  540
  • $ Conference champion
1913 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Auburn $800  800
Mississippi A&M 411  611
Georgia 310  620
Vanderbilt 310  530
Georgia Tech 520  720
Alabama 430  630
LSU 112  612
Sewanee 220  430
Florida 220  430
Clemson 240  440
Mississippi College 120  630
Tennessee 130  630
The Citadel 031  342
Mercer 041  251
Kentucky 010  620
Texas A&M 011  342
Centre 020  250
Tulane 040  350
  • $ Conference champion
1913 Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Chicago $700  700
Iowa 210  520
Minnesota 210  520
Purdue 212  412
Illinois 221  421
Wisconsin 121  331
Ohio State 120  421
Indiana 240  340
Northwestern 060  160
  • $ Conference champion

Independents

1913 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Harvard     900
Carlisle     1011
Wash. & Jeff.     1001
Army     810
Dartmouth     710
Tufts     710
Colgate     611
Franklin & Marshall     620
Pittsburgh     621
Princeton     521
Yale     523
Rutgers     630
Penn     631
Villanova     421
Lehigh     530
Bucknell     640
Cornell     541
Boston College     431
Geneva     430
Syracuse     640
Fordham     332
Lafayette     451
Brown     450
Duquesne     351
Carnegie Tech     241
Holy Cross     360
Temple     132
Penn State     260
Rhode Island State     260
Vermont     150
NYU     080
1913 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Michigan Agricultural     700
Notre Dame     700
Western State (MI)     400
Haskell     1010
Michigan     610
Lake Forest     511
Doane     512
St. Mary's (OH)     411
Wabash     520
Detroit     531
Heidelberg     430
Marquette     431
Mount Union     432
Saint Louis     541
South Dakota     330
Akron     340
Iowa State Teachers     231
Ohio Northern     461
Butler     241
Michigan State Normal     231
North Dakota Agricultural     022
1913 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Rice     400
Texas     710
Navy     711
VMI     712
Louisville     510
Middle Tennessee     511
Arkansas     720
Oklahoma     620
Kendall     520
Furman     630
Maryland     630
Ole Miss     631
Presbyterian     530
Richmond     531
Chattanooga     430
Oklahoma A&M     430
South Carolina     430
Baylor     442
Florida Southern     110
Southwest Texas     440
Spring Hill     330
West Virginia     342
Louisiana Industrial     341
Marshall     340
Delaware     242
Catholic University     141
Davidson     250
Mississippi Normal     151
William & Mary     051
Wake Forest     080
1913 Western college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington     700
New Mexico A&M     701
Oregon Agricultural     323
Washington State     440
Oregon     331
Idaho     330
Utah Agricultural     330
New Mexico     320
Arizona     220
Montana A&M     220
Montana     240

Minor conferences

ConferenceChampion(s)Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 4–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin Superior Normal
Whitewater Normal
5–0–1
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Kansas State Agricultural
Washburn College
2–1–1
2–0–2
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Unknown
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Olivet 3–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Oberlin 5–0–1
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk (TN)
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Texas

Minor conference standings

1913 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hampton $400  600
Howard 211  311
Lincoln (PA) 011  011
Virginia Union 020  320
Shaw 020  030
  • $ Conference champion
1913 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southern Illinois     431
Carthage 120  331
1913 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
College of Emporia +501  521
Southwestern (KS) +411  611
Washburn 202  322
Kansas State 211  341
Baker 320  440
Friends 320   ? ? ?
Kansas State Normal 440  460
Cooper 330   ? ? ?
Pittsburg Normal 111  421
St. Mary's (KS) 230  341
Fairmount 160  261
Hays Normal 010  420
Kansas City University 020  030
Ottawa 040  140
  • + Conference co-champions
1913 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Olivet $310  430
Alma 210  340
Hillsdale 211  231
Albion 321  331
Adrian 120  240
Kalamazoo 040  240
  • $ Conference champion
1913 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Oberlin $501  611
Ohio State 301  421
Denison 410  520
Miami (OH) 420  620
Cincinnati 421  531
Western Reserve 321  441
Case 330  450
Kenyon 131  531
Wooster 131  232
Ohio 130  251
Ohio Wesleyan 160  270
Wittenberg 050  370
  • $ Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

The consensus All-America team included:

PositionNameHeightWeight (lbs.)ClassHometownTeam
QB Ellery Huntington Jr. 5'9"160Sr. Nashville, Tennessee Colgate
QB Gus Dorais Sr. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Notre Dame
HB James B. Craig 160Sr. Detroit, Michigan Michigan
HB Eddie Mahan 5'11"171So. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Charlie Brickley 5'10"181Jr. Everett, Massachusetts Harvard
E Robert Hogsett 5'6"156Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Dartmouth
T Miller Pontius 6'1"189Sr. Circleville, Ohio Michigan
T Bud Talbott 6'1"190Jr. Dayton, Ohio Yale
G John Brown Sr. Canton, Pennsylvania Navy
G Ray Keeler Jr. Bagley, Wisconsin Wisconsin
C Paul Des Jardien 6'5"190Jr. Chicago, Illinois Chicago
G Stan Pennock 5'8"193Jr. Syracuse, New York Harvard
T Harold Ballin 6'1"194Jr. New York, New York Princeton
T Harvey Hitchcock Sr. Kingdom of Hawaii Harvard
E Louis A. Merrilat Jr. Chicago, Illinois Army

Statistical leaders

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1920 college football season

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1919 college football season

The 1919 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Centre, Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as having been deemed national champions by major selectors Only Harvard, Illinois, and Texas A&M claim national championships for the 1919 season. Texas A&M began claiming the 1919 national championship in 2012.

1917 college football season

The 1917 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Georgia Tech as national champions, the South's first. Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Williams, and Washington State were also undefeated, and one-loss Navy was strong.

1916 college football season

The 1916 college football season had no very clear cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army and Pittsburgh as national champions. Only Pittsburgh claims a national championship for the 1916 season. Georgetown led the nation in scoring with 464 points.

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.

The 1914 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army, Illinois, and Texas as having been selected national champions. Only Illinois claims a national championship for the 1914 season.

1899 college football season

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1895 college football season

The 1895 college football season was the season of American football played among colleges and universities in the United States during the 1895–96 academic year.

1889 college football season

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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 October 16, 2009.