1903 college football season

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The 1903 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Princeton as having been selected national champions.[2]

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1903 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     14 0 1
Michigan + 3 0 1     11 0 1
Northwestern + 1 0 2     10 1 3
Chicago 4 1 1     12 2 1
Iowa 1 1 0     9 2 0
Indiana 1 2 0     4 4 0
Illinois 1 5 0     8 6 0
Wisconsin 0 3 1     6 3 1
Purdue 0 2 0     4 2 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1903 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 4 0 0     8 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1903 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Stanford         8 0 3
Washington         6 1 0
California         6 1 2
Virginia         7 2 1
Maryland         7 4 0
North Carolina         6 3 0
USC         4 2 0
Oregon         4 2 1
Washington Agricultural         3 3 2
Utah         3 5 0
Oregon Agricultural         2 4 1
Montana         2 5 0
1903 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson + 2 0 1     4 1 1
Cumberland + 4 1 1     6 1 1
Sewanee 5 1 0     7 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 1     6 1 1
Mississippi A&M 2 0 2     3 0 2
Georgia 3 2 0     3 4 0
Mississippi 1 1 1     2 1 1
Texas 0 0 1     5 1 2
Central 0 0 0     3 0 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0     7 1 0
Alabama 3 4 0     3 4 0
Auburn 2 3 0     4 3 0
Tennessee 2 4 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 4 0     3 5 0
Tulane 0 1 1     2 2 1
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 0
Nashville 0 2 0     2 2 0
LSU 0 4 0     4 5 0
SW Presbyterian            
  • + – Conference co-champions

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion
State Agricultural College
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 Jimmy Johnson 5'7" 138 Sr. Edgerton, Wisconsin Carlisle
QB Myron E. Witham Sr. Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts Dartmouth
HB Willie Heston 5'8" 190 Jr. Grant's Pass, Oregon Michigan
HB Dana Kafer Sr. Lawrenceville, New Jersey Princeton
FB Richard Shore Smith Sr. Columbia
FB Ledyard Mitchell Sr. Yale
E Howard Henry Sr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Princeton
T Daniel Knowlton So. Harvard
T James Hogan 5'10" 210 Jr. County Tipperary, Ireland Yale
G John DeWitt 6'1" 198 Sr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Princeton
G Andrew Marshall Sr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Harvard
C Henry Hooper Sr. New Hampshire Dartmouth
G James Bloomer Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio Yale
T Fred Schacht Sr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota
E Charles D. Rafferty Sr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Yale

Statistical leaders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jhowell.net/cf/cf1903.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.