1899 college football season

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The 1899 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Harvard and Princeton as having been selected national champions.[2]

Chicago and Sewanee went undefeated. With just 13 players, the Sewanee team, known as the "Iron Men", had a six-day road trip with five shutout wins over Texas A&M; Texas; Tulane; LSU; and Ole Miss. Sportswriter Grantland Rice called the group "the most durable football team I ever saw."[3]

Conference and program changes[edit]

School 1898 Conference 1899 Conference
Arizona Varsity Program Established Independent
Baylor football Program Established Independent
Davidson Wildcats Independent SIAA
Furman Hornets Independent SIAA

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1899 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 4 0 0     16 0 2
Wisconsin 4 1 0     9 2 0
Northwestern 2 2 0     7 6 0
Michigan 1 1 0     8 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     4 4 1
Minnesota 0 3 0     6 3 2
Illinois 0 3 0     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1899 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee $ 11 0 0     12 0 0
Vanderbilt 4 0 0     7 2 0
Alabama 1 0 0     3 1 0
Nashville 3 1 0     3 1 0
North Carolina 2 1 0     7 3 0
Tennessee 2 1 0     6 2 0
Auburn 2 1 1     3 1 1
Texas 3 2 0     6 2 0
Clemson 2 2 0     4 2 0
Georgia 2 3 1     2 3 1
Ole Miss 2 3 0     3 4 0
LSU 1 3 0     1 4 0
Kentucky State 0 1 0     5 2 2
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     1 1 0
Davidson 0 2 0     1 3 1
Cumberland 0 3 0     0 3 0
Georgia Tech 0 5 0     0 5 0
Tulane 0 5 0     0 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1899.htm
  2. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Grantland Rice". Reading Eagle. November 27, 1941.