1870 Princeton Tigers football team

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1870 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus National Champions
Conference Independent
1870 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
« 1869 1871 »
1870 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton           1 0  
Rutgers           1 1  
Columbia           0 1  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1870 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1870 college football season. They finished with a 1–0 record and were retroactively named national champions by the Billingsley Report, National Championship Foundation, and Parke H. Davis. They played Rutgers one time and won 6–2 (scoring then differed than today's system).[1]


Date Opponent Site Result
November 19 Rutgers* Princeton, NJ W 6–2  
*Non-conference game.