1870 Princeton Tigers football team

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1870 Princeton Tigers football
Consensus national champion
Conference Independent
1870 record 1–0
Head coach No coach
Captain Alexander Van Rensselaer
← 1869
1872 →
1870 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Princeton           1 0  
Rutgers           1 1  
Columbia           0 1  

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


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



  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "1869 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.