1915 college football season

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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. [1] Only Cornell, Washington State, and Pittsburgh claim national championships for the 1915 season.

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Conference and program changes

Conference establishments

Membership changes

School1914 Conference1915 Conference
Akron football Independent Ohio Athletic
Arkansas Razorbacks Independent Southwest
Baylor Bears Independent Southwest
California Golden Bears Program reinstatedIndependent
Chattanooga Mocs Independent SIAA
Catholic Cardinals Independent SAIAA
Louisville Cardinals Independent SIAA
Oklahoma Sooners Independent Southwest
Oklahoma A&M Cowboys Independent Southwest
Rice Owls Independent Southwest
Southern Methodist Parsons Program Established TIAA
Southwestern (TX) Pirates Independent Southwest
Texas Longhorns Independent Southwest
Texas A&M Aggies Independent Southwest
Transylvania Pioneers Independent SIAA

Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl was played for the first time since its inception on January 1, 1902, following the 1901 season. Washington State defeated Brown, 14–0. The game has been played annually ever since.

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1915 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Nebraska $400  800
Kansas 310  620
Iowa State 210  620
Washington University 110  320
Missouri 131  251
Drake 140  260
Kansas State 021  341
  • $ Conference champion
1915 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Colorado Agricultural $700  700
Utah 420  520
Colorado Mines 420  420
Colorado College 320  620
Denver 230  430
Wyoming 150  260
Colorado 150  160
Utah Agricultural 030  340
  • $ Conference champion
1915 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Virginia +200  810
Washington and Lee +200  611
Georgetown +200  720
Catholic University 100  520
Johns Hopkins 100  100
Richmond 010  441
VPI 010  440
North Carolina A&M 020  331
North Carolina 020  431
  • + Conference co-champions
1915 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Vanderbilt $500  910
Alabama 500  620
LSU 400  620
Transylvania 301  711
Auburn 510  620
Georgia 311  522
Chattanooga 312  522
Mississippi A&M 421  521
Kentucky 211  611
Florida 330  430
Clemson 221  242
South Carolina 111  531
Furman 110  530
Mercer 110  540
Mississippi College 230  441
The Citadel 120  530
Sewanee 122  432
Tennessee 140  440
Tulane 140  440
Centre 031  351
Louisville 031  151
Howard (AL) 030  341
Wofford 030  350
Ole Miss 050  260
  • $ Conference champion
1915 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Oklahoma $300  1000
Baylor 300  710
Texas 220  630
Texas A&M 110  620
Arkansas 110  421
Rice 120  530
Oklahoma A&M 030  451
Southwestern (TX) 020  430
  • Baylor forfeited claim to co-champion for using ineligible player. [2]
1915 Western Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Minnesota +301  601
Illinois +302  502
Chicago 420  520
Ohio State 211  511
Purdue 220  331
Wisconsin 230  430
Iowa 120  340
Indiana 130  331
Northwestern 050  250
  • + Conference co-champions

Independents

1915 Eastern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Cornell     900
Pittsburgh     800
Columbia     500
Harvard     810
Carnegie Tech     710
Rutgers     710
Villanova     610
Washington & Jefferson     811
Colgate     510
Syracuse     912
Dartmouth     711
Tufts     512
Penn State     720
Lafayette     830
Princeton     620
Franklin & Marshall     620
Temple     311
Wesleyan     630
Allegheny     530
Geneva     530
Swarthmore     530
Army     531
Lehigh     640
Holy Cross     322
Brown     541
Buffalo     440
Fordham     440
NYU     441
Middlebury     342
Muhlenberg     450
Yale     450
Boston College     340
Penn     352
WPI     351
Carlisle     362
Rhode Island State     350
New Hampshire     361
Gettysburg     360
Rochester     360
Bucknell     263
Vermont     142
Williams     170
1915 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Dubuque     700
Carleton     600
Wabash     701
Notre Dame     710
Grinnell     610
Michigan Agricultural     510
Western State (MI)     510
Heidelberg     521
Millikin     521
Nebraska Wesleyan     630
St. Mary's (OH)     320
Michigan State Normal     421
Doane     530
Marquette     422
South Dakota     422
Jamestown     321
Penn (IA)     430
Michigan     431
Saint Louis     541
Creighton     331
Haskell     330
Iowa State Teachers     330
North Dakota Agricultural     330
St. Thomas (MN)     221
Hanover     240
Lake Forest     240
Lawrence     250
Earlham     260
Detroit     150
Butler     160
1915 Southern college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Georgia Tech     701
Ouachita Baptist     710
Dallas     610
Spring Hill     610
West Virginia     511
First District     411
Johns Hopkins     620
VMI     621
Delaware     630
Maryland     630
Louisiana Normal College     420
North Texas State Normal     421
Southwest Texas State     532
Davidson     431
Mississippi Normal     430
Middle Tennessee     331
Presbyterian     440
Henderson-Brown     341
TCU     450
Wake Forest     340
Navy     351
Louisville     151
Marshall     170
1915 Western college football independents records
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Washington     700
Washington State     700
Hawaii     511
Oregon     720
New Mexico     310
New Mexico A&M     520
Montana Agricultural     421
Arizona     530
Oregon Agricultural     530
California     850
Tempe Normal     320
University Farm     320
Montana     222
Willamette     221
USC     340
Saint Mary's     370
Idaho     141
Nevada     060

Minor conferences

ConferenceChampion(s)Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 3–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin River Falls Normal 5–0
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Baker (KS)
Kansas State Normal
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association Transylvania
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Louisiana Industrial 2–0–1
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion
Alma
4–0–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Western Reserve 6–1
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Central State Teachers
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Occidental 4–0
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk

Minor conference standings

1915 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hampton $300  400
Howard 110  210
Shaw 010  020
Virginia Union 020  320
  • $ Conference champion
1915 Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Hampden–Sydney $510  630
Richmond 321  441
Randolph–Macon 321  451
William & Mary 060  091
  • $ Conference champion
1915 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Southern Illinois     620
Carthage 230  340
1915 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Baker +400  530
Kansas State Normal +401  522
Cooper 611  711
Friends 410  530
Kansas Wesleyan 530  540
Hays Normal 330  430
Southwestern (KS) 331  541
Pittsburg Normal 220  450
College of Emporia 350  350
Ottawa 241  441
Washburn 121  251
Fairmount 251  351
St. Mary's (KS) 140  350
Bethany (KS) 160  160
Kansas City University 020  040
  • + Conference co-champions
1915 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Albion +401  511
Alma +102  132
Olivet 212  332
Kalamazoo 220  320
Hillsdale 131  331
Adrian 040  250
  • + Conference co-champions
1915 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
William Jewell $501  511
Springfield (MO) 200  420
Westminster (MO) 311  322
Missouri Wesleyan 211   ? ? ?
Tarkio 121   ? ? ?
Central (MO) 240  250
Kirksville 140  150
Missouri Valley 020   ? ? ?
Drury 030  150
  • $ Conference champion
1915 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Western Reserve $610  720
Miami (OH) 510  620
Denison 520  620
Ohio 210  810
Wooster 312  332
Case 421  551
Oberlin 330  440
Cincinnati 340  540
Ohio Wesleyan 330  450
Kenyon 160  360
Akron 160  171
Wittenberg 041  351
Mount Union 050  370
Baldwin–Wallace 000  000
Ohio State *300  511
  • $ Conference champion
  • * – did not complete for championship

Awards and honors

All-Americans

The consensus All-America team included:

PositionNameHeightWeight (lbs.)ClassHometownTeam
QB Charley Barrett 6'0"180Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Cornell
HB Dick King 5'8"175Sr. Boston, Massachusetts Harvard
HB Bart Macomber 5'9"183Jr. Oak Park, Illinois Illinois
HB Buck Mayer 172Sr. Norfolk, Virginia Virginia
HB Neno DaPrato 5'10"185Sr. Iron Mountain, Michigan Michigan Agricultural
FB Eddie Mahan 5'11"171Sr. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
E Murray Shelton 6'1"170Sr. Dunkirk, New York Cornell
E Bert Baston 6'1"170Jr. St. Louis Park, Minnesota Minnesota
T Cub Buck Sr. Eau Claire, Wisconsin Wisconsin
G Clarence Spears Sr. De Witt, Arkansas Dartmouth
C Bob Peck 5'9"179So. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
G Harold White 6'6"273Sr. New York, New York Syracuse
T Joseph Gilman Jr. Honolulu, Hawaii Harvard
E Guy Chamberlin 6'2"196Sr. Blue Springs, Nebraska Nebraska
E Bob Higgins So. Corning, New York Penn State

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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 2009-10-16.
  2. http://www.thompsonian.info/swc-historical-standings.pdf