1913 college football season

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The 1913 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Auburn, Chicago, and Harvard as having been selected national champions.[1] All three teams finished with undefeated records. Chicago and Harvard officially claim national championships for the 1913 season.

Chicago was also the champion of the Western Conference, Missouri was champion of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA), and Colorado won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Conference and program changes[edit]

Conference changes[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School 1912 Conference 1913 Conference
Kansas State Wildcats Independent MVIAA
North Texas State Normal football Program Established Independent
Ohio State Buckeyes OAC Big Nine (Western)
Western Kentucky State Normal Hilltoppers Program Established Independent

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1913 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chicago $ 7 0 0     7 0 0
Iowa 2 1 0     5 2 0
Minnesota 2 1 0     5 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     4 1 2
Illinois 2 2 1     4 2 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     3 3 1
Ohio State 1 2 0     4 2 1
Indiana 2 4 0     3 4 0
Northwestern 0 6 0     1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington         7 0 0
Maryland         6 3 0
Oregon Agricultural         3 2 3
Washington State         4 4 0
Oregon         3 3 1
Montana         2 4 0
1913 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri + 4 0 0     7 1 0
Nebraska + 3 0 0     8 0 0
Kansas 3 2 0     5 3 0
Iowa State 2 2 0     4 4 0
Drake 1 3 0     4 3 1
Kansas State 0 2 0     3 4 1
Washington (MO) 0 4 0     1 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1913 RMFAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 3 0 1     5 1 1
Utah 1 2 0     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina A&M $ 2 0 0     6 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 0     8 1 0
Virginia 1 1 0     7 1 0
VPI 1 1 0     7 1 1
Georgetown 1 1 0     4 4 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 3 0
North Carolina 0 3 0     5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Auburn $ 8 0 0     8 0 0
Mississippi A&M 4 1 1     6 1 1
Georgia 3 1 0     6 2 0
Vanderbilt 2 1 0     5 3 0
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 2 0
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
LSU 1 1 2     6 1 2
Sewanee 2 2 0     4 3 0
Florida 2 2 0     4 3 0
Clemson 2 4 0     4 4 0
Mississippi College 1 2 0     6 3 0
Tennessee 1 3 0     6 3 0
The Citadel 0 3 1     3 4 2
Mercer 0 4 1     2 5 1
Kentucky 0 1 0     6 2 0
Texas A&M 0 1 1     3 4 2
Tulane 0 4 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 4–0–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin Superior Normal
Whitewater Normal
5–0–1
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Kansas State Agricultural
Washburn College
2–1–1
2–0–2
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Unknown
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Olivet 3–1–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Oberlin 5–0–1
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk (TN)
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Texas

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Ellery Huntington Jr. 5'9" 160 Sr. Nashville, Tennessee Colgate
QB Gus Dorais Sr. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Notre Dame
HB James B. Craig 160 Sr. Detroit, Michigan Michigan
HB Eddie Mahan 5'11" 171 So. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Charlie Brickley 5'10" 181 Jr. Everett, Massachusetts Harvard
E Robert Hogsett 5'6" 156 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Dartmouth
T Miller Pontius 6'1" 189 Sr. Circleville, Ohio Michigan
T Bud Talbott 6'1" 190 Jr. Dayton, Ohio Yale
G John Brown Sr. Canton, Pennsylvania Navy
G Ray Keeler Jr. Bagley, Wisconsin Wisconsin
C Paul Des Jardien 6'5" 190 Jr. Chicago, Illinois Chicago
G Stan Pennock 5'8" 193 Jr. Syracuse, New York Harvard
T Harold Ballin 6'1" 194 Jr. New York, New York Princeton
T Harvey Hitchcock Sr. Kingdom of Hawaii Harvard
E Louis A. Merrilat Jr. Chicago, Illinois Army

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Passing yards leader: Gus Dorais, Notre Dame, 510+
  • Player scoring most field goals: Charlie Brickley, Harvard, 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book (PDF). Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. p. 70. Retrieved 2009-10-16.