1901 college football season

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The 1901 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan, Yale, and Harvard as having been selected national champions.[2] Harvard beat Yale 22–0 the last game of the year.

Rose Bowl[edit]

The very first collegiate football bowl game was played following the 1901 season. Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game" what is now known as the Rose Bowl Game was first played on January 1, 1902 in Pasadena, California. Michigan would defeat Stanford 49-0.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1901 Big 9 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan § 4 0 0     11 0 0
Wisconsin § 2 0 0     9 0 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     9 1 1
Illinois 4 2 0     8 2 0
Northwestern 3 2 0     8 2 1
Indiana 1 2 0     6 3 0
Purdue 0 3 1     4 4 1
Chicago 0 4 1     8 6 2
Iowa 0 3 0     6 3 0
§ – Conference co-champions
1901 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt 5 0 1     6 0 1
Clemson 2 0 1     3 1 1
Georgia Tech 1 0 1     4 0 1
Sewanee 4 1 1     4 2 2
North Carolina 3 1 0     7 2 0
LSU 2 1 0     5 1 0
Tulane 2 1 0     4 2 0
Alabama 2 1 2     2 1 2
Auburn 2 2 1     2 3 1
Texas 0 0 1     8 2 1
Tennessee 1 1 2     3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 2 0     2 2 1
Nashville 1 3 1     1 3 1
Furman 0 1 1     0 2 1
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Southwestern Presbyterian 0 1 0     0 1 0
Davidson 0 1 0     0 1 0
Kentucky 0 2 0     2 6 1
Georgia 0 5 2     1 5 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0     2 4 0
Southern            
† – Conference champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1901.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.