1916 college football season

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The 1916 NCAA football season had no very clear cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army and Pittsburgh as national champions.[1] Parke H. Davis listed Colgate as national champion. Only Pittsburgh claims a national championship for the 1916 season. Georgetown led the nation in scoring with 464 points.

Conference changes[edit]

Membership changes[edit]

School 1915 Conference 1916 Conference
California Golden Bears Independent PCC
Georgetown Tigers Independent SIAA
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Independent SIAA
Oregon Webfoots Independent PCC
Oregon Agricultural Beavers Independent PCC
South Carolina Gamecocks Independent SIAA
Washington Huskies Independent PCC

Large scores[edit]

Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland 222 to 0. Sewanee also beat Cumberland 107 to 0.

Rose Bowl[edit]

Oregon defeated Penn 14–0 in the 1917 Rose Bowl.

Conference standings[edit]

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1916 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Ohio State $ 4 0 0     7 0 0
Northwestern 4 1 0     6 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0     6 1 0
Chicago 3 3 0     3 4 0
Illinois 2 2 1     3 3 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1     4 2 1
Iowa 1 2 0     4 3 0
Indiana 0 3 1     2 4 1
Purdue 0 4 1     2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland State         6 2 0
Montana         4 1 1
USC         5 3 0
Washington State         4 2 0
North Carolina         5 4 0
Clemson         3 6 0
South Carolina         2 7 0
Villanova         1 8 0
1916 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska $ 3 1 0     6 2 0
Missouri 3 1 1     6 1 1
Iowa State 2 1 1     5 2 1
Kansas State 1 1 1     6 1 1
Kansas 1 2 1     4 3 1
Drake 1 3 0     3 5 0
Washington (MO) 0 2 0     3 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 PCC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 3 0 1     6 0 1
Oregon^ 2 0 1     7 0 1
Oregon Agricultural 0 2 0     4 5 0
California 0 3 0     6 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ Selected as Rose Bowl representative
1916 RMFAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Utah 2 2 0     3 2 0
Colorado 1 5 0     1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VPI $ 4 0 0     7 2 0
Georgetown 2 0 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 1 0 0     5 2 2
Virginia 3 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 2 1 0     3 3 1
Catholic 2 1 0     4 4 0
Davidson 1 2 0     5 3 1
Richmond 1 3 1     5 2 2
VMI 1 5 0     4 5 0
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
William & Mary 0 2 1     2 5 2
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 2 0
North Carolina A&M 0 4 0     2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1916 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Georgia Tech + 5 0 0     8 0 1
Tennessee + 6 0 1     8 0 1
Georgetown (KY) 1 0 0     2 0 0
Vanderbilt 4 1 1     7 1 1
Auburn 6 2 0     6 2 0
The Citadel 3 1 0     6 1 1
LSU 3 1 1     7 1 2
Georgia 4 2 0     6 3 0
Tulane 2 1 1     4 3 1
Kentucky 2 1 2     4 1 2
Alabama 4 3 0     6 3 0
Sewanee 2 2 2     5 2 2
Transylvania 2 2 0     2 2 0
Mississippi A&M 3 4 0     4 4 1
Mississippi College 2 3 0     4 3 0
Furman 1 4 0     4 5 0
Centre 0 1 2     5 1 3
Louisville 0 2 1     2 3 1
Howard 0 1 0     0 1 0
Wofford 0 2 0     2 7 0
Mercer 0 3 0     1 6 0
Chattanooga 0 4 0     3 5 0
Florida 0 4 0     0 5 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1916 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Texas 5 1 0     7 2 0
Baylor 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 0     6 5 0
Texas A&M 2 1 0     6 3 0
Oklahoma A&M 0 3 0     4 4 0
Arkansas 0 2 0     4 4 0
Southwestern (TX) 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • No champion recognized[2]

Minor conferences[edit]

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 3–0–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin River Falls Normal 5–0–0
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Kansas State Normal 5–1–1
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association Centre (KY)
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southwestern Louisiana Industrial 5–0–0
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 4–0–0
Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference York (NE) 7–0–0
Ohio Athletic Conference Miami (OH) 6–0–1
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Kendall 4–0–0
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Occidental
Whittier
3–0–1
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Ockie Anderson 5'9" 165 Sr. Erie, Pennsylvania Colgate
HB Chic Harley 5'11" 171 So. Chicago, Illinois Ohio State
HB Fritz Pollard 5'9" 165 Sr. Chicago, Illinois Brown
FB Elmer Oliphant 5'7" 180 Jr. Bloomfield, Indiana Army
E Bert Baston 6'1" 170 Sr. St. Louis Park, Minnesota Minnesota
T Belford West 6'2" 195 Sr. Hamilton, New York Colgate
G Clinton Black Sr. New York, New York Yale
G Harrie Dadmun 6'0" 235 Sr. Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard
C Bob Peck 5'9" 179 Jr. Lock Haven, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
G Frank T. Hogg 6'2" 193 Sr. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Princeton
T Steamer Horning Sr. Phoenix, New York Colgate
E James P. Herron Sr. New Kensington, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh

Statistical leaders[edit]

  • Team scoring most points: Georgetown, 464 to 32. (including mid majors, Tulsa 566 to 40)
  • Player scoring most points: Johnny Gilroy, Georgetown, 160

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. 
  2. ^ http://www.thompsonian.info/swc-historical-standings.pdf