1897 college football season

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The 1897 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Penn and Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference establishments[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School 1896 Conference 1897 Conference
Arizona Normal Football Program Established Independent
Central Colonels Independent SIAA
Gallaudet Bison Independent MIFA

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1897 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 5 0 0     7 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon Agricultural         5 0 0
North Carolina         7 3 0
USC         5 1 0
Virginia         6 2 1
Stanford         4 1 0
Notre Dame         4 1 1
Washington Agricultural         2 0 0
Clemson         2 2 0
Oregon         1 1 0
Washington         1 2 0
Montana         1 2 3
Maryland         2 4 0
California         0 3 2
Utah         1 5 0
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Triangular Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth $ 2 0 0     4 3 0
Amherst 0 1 1     2 6 2
Williams 0 1 1     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 3 0 0     9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0     6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0     6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0     4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Western Interstate football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska $ 3 0 0     5 1 0
Kansas 2 1 0     8 2 0
Iowa 0 2 0     4 4 0
Missouri 0 2 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 5–0–0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.