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.[1]

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1903 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado $ 4 0 0 8 2 0
Colorado Agricultural 3 1 0 5 1 0
Colorado Mines 2 2 0 3 4 0
Colorado College 1 3 0 4 5 0
Denver 0 4 0 6 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1903 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Clemson + 2 0 1 4 1 1
Cumberland (TN) + 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
Ole Miss 1 1 1 2 1 1
Texas 0 0 1 5 1 2
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 1 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 5 0 4 5 0
SW Presbyterian        
  • + – Conference co-champions
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

Independents

1903 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Princeton     11 0 0
Yale     11 1 0
Columbia     9 1 0
Dartmouth     9 1 0
Geneva     9 1 0
Holy Cross     8 2 0
Temple     4 1 0
Washington & Jefferson     8 2 0
Lehigh     9 2 1
Harvard     9 3 0
Penn     9 3 0
Army     6 2 1
Carlisle     6 2 1
Amherst     7 3 0
Lafayette     7 3 0
Cornell     6 3 1
Colgate     4 2 1
Penn State     5 3 0
Swarthmore     6 4 0
Brown     5 4 1
Syracuse     5 4 0
Fordham     1 1 0
Frankin & Marshall     5 5 1
Buffalo     4 4 0
Rutgers     4 4 1
Delaware     4 4 0
Villanova     2 2 0
Bucknell     4 5 0
Vermont     4 5 0
Tufts     5 8 0
Wesleyan     3 6 1
Springfield Training School     1 3 1
NYU     2 5 0
New Hampshire     2 6 1
Pittsburgh College     1 5 1
Western U. Penn.     1 8 1
1903 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska     11 0 0
North Dakota     7 0 0
Central Michigan     6 0 0
Notre Dame     8 0 1
Iowa State     8 1 0
Marquette     7 1 0
Lake Forest     6 1 0
North Dakota Agricultural     5 1 0
Haskell     7 2 0
Fairmount     6 2 0
Wabash     9 3 0
St. Xavier     7 3 0
Wittenberg     5 2 1
Doane     2 1 0
Northern Illinois State     4 2 0
American Medical     6 3 0
Kansas     6 3 0
Drake     5 3 0
Iowa State Normal     4 3 1
Ohio Medical     5 4 0
Michigan State Normal     4 4 0
Washington University     4 4 2
Heidelberg     3 4 2
Kansas State     3 4 1
Detroit College     3 4 0
Shurtleff     2 4 1
Ohio     2 4 0
Mount Union     2 5 1
DePauw     2 6 1
Miami (OH)     1 4 0
Western Illinois     0 2 1
Missouri     1 7 1
Cincinnati     1 8 0
Baldwin–Wallace     0 1 0
Buchtel     0 2 0
Butler     0 3 0
Chicago P&S     0 4 0
1903 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Livingstone     3 0 0
Kentucky University     7 1 0
West Virginia     7 1 0
East Florida Seminary     5 1 0
VPI     5 1 0
South Carolina     8 2 0
Stetson     2 1 1
Virginia     7 2 1
Georgetown     7 3 0
VMI     2 1 0
Texas A&M     7 3 1
North Carolina     6 3 0
Maryland     7 4 0
Florida State College     3 2 1
Oklahoma     5 4 3
Louisiana Industrial     1 1 0
North Carolina A&M     4 4 0
Oklahoma A&M     0 0 2
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     1 1 0
Tusculum     1 1 0
Arkansas     3 4 0
Navy     4 7 1
Howard (AL)     2 3 0
Columbian     2 5 0
Florida     1 3 0
Goldey College     0 1 1
Davidson     1 4 0
Tennessee Docs     0 4 0
TCU     0 7 0
1903 Far West college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Stanford     8 0 3
California     6 1 2
Washington     6 1 0
Oregon     4 2 1
USC     4 2 0
Albany     4 3 0
Utah Agricultural     3 0 0
New Mexico A&M     2 0 1
Arizona     2 0 0
Tempe Normal     2 0 0
Wyoming     3 2 0
Washington Agricultural     3 3 2
Utah     3 5 0
Nevada State     2 4 2
Oregon Agricultural     2 4 1
Montana     2 5 0
Academy of Idaho     0 1 1

Minor conferences

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion
Michigan Agricultural
4–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Case 5–0

Minor conference standings

1903 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Michigan Agricultural + 4 1 0 6 1 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
1903 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Case $ 5 0 0 8 2 0
Ohio State 3 1 0 8 3 0
Oberlin 2 2 1 4 4 1
Ohio Wesleyan 2 3 0 5 4 0
Western Reserve 1 3 0 3 6 0
Kenyon 0 4 1 2 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

Main article: 1903 College Football All-America Team

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

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.