1902 college football season

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The 1902 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference changes[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School 1901 Conference 1902 Conference
Centre College merged with Central University Colonels Independent SIAA
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Independent SIAA
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial football Program Established Independent

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1902 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0     11 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     9 2 1
Illinois 4 2 0     10 2 1
Purdue 2 2 0     7 2 1
Wisconsin 1 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 0 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     6 6 0
Indiana 0 4 0     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1902 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 4 0 0     5 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1902 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska         9 0 0
California         8 0 0
Virginia         8 1 1
South Carolina         6 1 0
Stanford         6 1 0
Washington         5 1 0
North Carolina         5 1 3
Utah         5 2 1
Oregon Agricultural         4 1 1
Villanova         4 3 0
Oregon         3 1 3
Washington Agricultural         2 3 0
USC         2 3 0
Montana         0 2 0
Maryland         3 5 2
1902 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson $ 5 0 0     6 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0     8 1 0
LSU 5 1 0     6 1 0
Texas 4 1 0     6 3 1
Sewanee 4 2 0     7 2 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     6 2 0
Georgia 4 2 1     4 2 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 3 0
Auburn 2 4 1     2 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     4 4 0
Furman 1 2 1     4 3 4
Davidson 1 2 0     3 5 1
Nashville 1 2 0     1 3 0
Cumberland 1 3 0     1 3 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0     4 6 1
Tulane 0 3 2     1 4 2
Mississippi A&M 0 4 1     1 4 1
Georgia Tech 0 5 2     0 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Alma 4–1–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Case School of Applied Science 5–0–0

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Foster Rockwell So. Vermont Yale
HB George B. Chadwick Sr. Brooklyn, New York Yale
HB Thomas A. Barry Sr. Brockton, Massachusetts Brown
FB Blondy Graydon Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio Harvard
E Tom Shevlin 5'10" 195 Fr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Yale
T Ralph Kinney Jr. Yale
T James Hogan 5'10" 210 So. County Tipperary, Ireland Yale
G Edgar Glass Sr. Syracuse, New York Yale
G John DeWitt 6'1" 198 Jr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Princeton
C Henry Holt Sr. Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York Yale
C Robert Boyers Sr. Bellaire, Ohio Army
G Bill Warner 6'4" 210 Sr. Springville, New York Cornell
T Paul Bunker 5'11" 186 Sr. Alpena, Michigan Army
E Edward Bowditch Jr. Albany, New York Harvard

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Player scoring most points: Albert E. Herrnstein, Michigan, 130
  • Rushing leader:: Willie Heston, Michigan, 487
  • Rushing avg leader: Willie Heston, 8.7
  • Rushing touchdowns leader: Al Herrnstein, 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 76–77. Retrieved 2009-10-16.