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 retrospectively as national champions.[1][a][b] Harvard beat Yale 22–0 the last game of the year.

  1. ^ The NCAA Record Book states "Yale" for 1901 as having been solely selected by Parke Davis, which is an error that has been perpetuated since the first appearance of Parke Davis' selections in the NCAA book about 1995.[2][3]
  2. ^ Parke Davis' selection for 1901, as published in Spalding's Foot Ball Guide (to which he was a contributor until his death) for 1934 and 1935, was Harvard.[2][3]

Conference and program changes

School 1900 Conference 1901 Conference
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets SIAA Independent
Louisiana Industrial Bulldogs Program Established Independent
Oklahoma A&M Aggies Program established Independent
Stetson Hatters Program established Independent

Rose Bowl

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 defeated Stanford 49–0.

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1901 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado $ 2 0 0 5 1 1
Colorado College 2 1 0 5 1 0
Colorado Mines 1 2 0 1 4 0
Colorado Agricultural 0 2 0 1 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Colorado vs. Colorado Agricultural game not played due to alleged amateurism violation.[4]
1901 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 4 0 0 6 1 1
Clemson 2 0 1 3 1 1
LSU 2 1 0 5 1 0
North Carolina 2 1 0 7 2 0
Tulane 2 1 0 4 2 0
Alabama 2 1 2 2 1 2
Auburn 2 2 1 2 3 1
Tennessee 1 1 2 3 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 2 0 2 2 1
Cumberland (TN) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Kentucky State 0 2 0 2 6 1
Georgia 0 3 2 1 5 2
Ole Miss 0 4 0 2 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1901 Triangular Football League standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Williams $ 2 0 0 6 4 0
Wesleyan 1 1 0 3 6 1
Amherst 0 2 0 4 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1901 Western Conference 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

Independents

1901 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     12 0 0
Yale     11 1 1
Cornell     11 1 0
Dartmouth     10 1 0
Massachusetts     9 1 0
Princeton     9 1 1
Syracuse     7 1 0
Holy Cross     7 1 1
Geneva     6 1 1
Army     5 1 2
Western U. of Penn     7 2 1
Lafayette     9 3 0
Swarthmore     8 2 2
Washington & Jefferson     6 2 2
Frankin & Marshall     7 3 1
Penn     10 5 0
Buffalo     4 2 0
Columbia     8 5 0
Fordham     2 1 1
Penn State     5 3 0
Bucknell     6 4 0
Pittsburgh College     3 2 0
Temple     3 2 0
NYU     4 3 1
Tufts     6 6 1
Vermont     5 5 1
Dickinson     3 4 0
Carlisle     5 7 1
Brown     4 7 1
Villanova     2 3 0
Drexel     2 5 1
Colgate     2 5 0
Boston College     1 8 0
Lehigh     1 11 0
New Hampshire     0 6 0
Rutgers     0 7 0
1901 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Dakota Agricultural     7 0 0
Marquette     4 0 1
Northern Illinois State     6 1 0
Notre Dame     8 1 1
Ohio Wesleyan     8 2 0
Nebraska     6 2 0
Ohio     6 1 2
Doane     3 1 0
Haskell     6 2 0
Lake Forest     10 5 0
Ohio State     5 3 1
Washington University     5 3 1
Ohio Medical     5 3 1
Iowa State Normal     5 3 2
Beloit     5 3 3
Washburn     3 2 3
Carthage     1 1 0
Drake     4 4 0
Detroit College     3 3 0
Mount Union     5 5 1
Wittenberg     4 4 0
Kansas State     3 4 1
Michigan Agricultural     3 4 1
Iowa State     2 6 2
Kansas     3 5 2
Wabash     4 7 0
Fairmount     3 6 0
Heidelberg     1 3 1
Miami (OH)     1 3 1
Cincinnati     1 4 1
Case     2 7 0
Missouri     1 6 1
Butler     0 1 0
Chicago Eclectic Medical     0 3 0
1901 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     2 0 0
Stetson     1 0 0
Georgia Tech     4 0 1
Marshall     2 0 1
Kentucky University     7 1 1
VPI     6 1 0
Nashville     6 1 1
Virginia     8 2 0
Texas     8 2 1
Davidson     4 2 0
Baylor     5 3 0
Gallaudet     4 2 2
Sewanee     4 2 2
William & Mary     2 1 1
Navy     6 4 1
VMI     4 3 0
Oklahoma     3 2 0
West Virginia     3 2 0
Delaware     5 4 0
Georgetown     3 3 2
Spring Hill     0 0 1
Wilmington Conference Academy     2 2 0
Oklahoma A&M     2 3 0
South Carolina     3 4 0
Arkansas     3 5 0
Add-Ran     1 2 1
Furman     1 2 1
Chilocco     2 5 0
Louisiana Industrial     1 2 0
North Carolina A&M     1 2 0
Texas A&M     1 4 0
Maryland     1 7 0
Richmond     1 7 0
Florida Agricultural     0 1 0
Kendall     0 1 0
Tusculum        
1901 Far West college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wyoming     1 0 0
California     9 0 1
Utah     5 1 0
Arizona     4 1 0
Washington Agricultural     4 1 0
Washington     4 3 0
Montana Agricultural     2 1 0
New Mexico A&M     2 1 0
Utah Agricultural     3 2 0
Stanford     3 2 2
Nevada State     3 3 0
Oregon     3 4 1
Montana     2 3 0
New Mexico     0 3 1
USC     0 2 0

Minor conferences

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Olivet 7–0

Awards and honors

All-Americans

Main article: 1901 College Football All-America Team

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Charles Dudley Daly 5'7" 152 Jr. Boston, Massachusetts Army
HB Robert Kernan Jr. Brooklyn, New York Harvard
HB Harold Weekes 5'10" 178 Jr. Oyster Bay, New York Columbia
HB Bill Morley 5'10" 166 Sr. Cimarron, New Mexico Columbia
FB Blondy Graydon Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio Harvard
E Dave Campbell 6'0" 171 Sr. Waltham, Massachusetts Harvard
E Ralph Tipton Davis 5'7" 168 So. Blossburg, Pennsylvania Princeton
T Oliver Cutts Sr. North Anson, Maine Harvard
T Paul Bunker 5'11" 186 Jr. Alpena, Michigan Army
G Bill Warner 6'4" 210 Jr. Springville, New York Cornell
G William George Lee Sr. Leavenworth, Kansas Harvard
C Henry Holt Jr. Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York Yale
C Walter E. Bachman Sr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Lafayette
G Charles A. Barnard Sr. Washington, D. C. Harvard
G Sanford Hunt So. Irvington, New Jersey Cornell
T Crawford Blagden Sr. New York, New York Harvard
E Edward Bowditch So. Albany, New York Harvard
E Neil Snow 5'8" 190 Sr. Detroit, Michigan Michigan

Statistical leaders

References

  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.
  2. ^ a b Okeson, Walter R., ed. (1934). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1934. New York: American Sports Publishing Co. p. 206.
  3. ^ a b Okeson, Walter R., ed. (1935). Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide 1935. New York: American Sports Publishing Co. p. 233.
  4. ^ "2015 Media Guide" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Colorado Athletic Department. 2015. p. 144. Retrieved January 4, 2018.