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]

Conference establishments[edit]

Membership 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
Northern Illinois State Normal football Program Established Independent

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1899 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado 2 1 0     7 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1899 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
California         7 1 1
North Carolina         7 3 1
Washington         4 1 1
Notre Dame         6 3 1
Clemson         4 2 0
Virginia         4 3 2
Utah         2 1 0
Oregon Agricultural         3 2 0
Oregon         3 2 1
Washington Agricultural         1 1 0
Montana         1 2 0
USC         2 3 1
Maryland         1 4 0
Stanford         2 5 2
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
Tennessee 2 1 0     6 2 0
Auburn 2 1 1     3 1 1
Texas 3 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1     2 3 1
Central 1 1 0     1 1 0
Mississippi 3 4 0     3 4 0
Clemson[disputed ] 1 2 0     4 2 0
LSU 1 3 0     1 4 0
Kentucky State 0 1 0     5 2 2
SW Presbyterian 0 1 0     1 1 0
Cumberland 0 3 0     0 3 0
Georgia Tech 0 5 0     0 5 0
Tulane 0 5 0     0 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
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

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 4–1–0

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.