The 1914 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Army, Illinois, and Texas as having been selected national champions.[1] Only Illinois claims a national championship for the 1914 season.

Conference program and changes

Conference changes

Membership changes

School 1913 Conference 1914 Conference
Colorado College Tigers Independent Rocky Mountain
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets SIAA Independent
Louisville Cardinals Independent KIAA
Southern California Trojans Reinstated Program Independent
Texas State M&M Miners Program Established Independent
Utah Agricultural Aggies Independent Rocky Mountain

Program changes

Stadiums

Final Season

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1914 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska $ 3 0 0 7 0 1
Missouri 4 1 0 5 3 0
Iowa State 2 1 0 4 3 0
Kansas 2 2 0 5 2 1
Washington University 0 3 1 3 3 1
Drake 0 3 1 4 3 1
Kansas State 0 3 0 1 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1914 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington $ 3 0 1 6 0 1
Oregon Agricultural 2 0 2 7 0 2
Oregon 3 1 1 4 2 1
Washington State 2 3 0 2 4 0
Idaho 1 3 0 2 3 1
Whitman 0 4 0 0 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1914 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado Mines $ 5 0 1 5 0 1
Colorado 4 1 0 5 1 0
Colorado College 3 1 1 4 1 1
Colorado Agricultural 3 3 0 3 4 0
Utah 2 3 0 3 3 0
Utah Agricultural 1 2 0 2 5 0
Denver 1 4 0 5 4 0
Wyoming 0 5 0 1 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1914 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington and Lee + 3 0 0 9 0 0
Virginia + 3 0 0 8 1 0
North Carolina 1 1 0 10 1 0
VPI 1 1 0 6 2 1
Georgetown 0 1 1 2 4 2
North Carolina A&M 0 2 1 3 3 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0 0 2 0
Richmond 0 2 0 5 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1914 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Tennessee + 6 0 0 9 0 0
Auburn + 4 0 1 8 0 1
Texas A&M 2 0 0 6 1 1
Ole Miss 2 1 1 5 4 1
Mississippi A&M 4 2 0 6 2 0
Sewanee 4 2 0 5 3 0
Florida 3 2 0 5 2 0
Georgia 2 2 1 3 5 1
Clemson 2 2 0 5 3 1
Alabama 3 3 0 5 4 0
Kentucky 1 1 0 5 3 0
LSU 1 2 1 4 4 1
Chattanooga 1 3 0 5 4 0
Vanderbilt 1 3 0 2 6 0
Mississippi College 0 1 1 4 3 1
Wofford 0 1 0 1 7 1
Centre 0 1 0 1 3 1
Mercer 0 3 0 5 4 0
Tulane 0 3 1 3 3 1
The Citadel 0 3 0 2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1914 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 0 0 7 0 0
Minnesota 3 1 0 6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 1 4 2 1
Wisconsin 2 2 1 4 2 1
Ohio State 2 2 0 5 2 0
Purdue 2 2 0 5 2 0
Iowa 1 2 0 4 3 0
Indiana 1 4 0 3 4 0
Northwestern 0 6 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Independents

1914 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Army     9 0 0
Harvard     7 0 2
Washington & Jefferson     10 1 0
Dartmouth     8 1 0
Lehigh     8 1 0
Pittsburgh     8 1 0
Cornell     8 2 0
Yale     7 2 0
Franklin & Marshall     6 2 1
Colgate     5 2 1
Princeton     5 2 1
Brown     5 2 2
Fordham     6 3 1
Geneva     5 3 0
Tufts     5 3 0
Penn State     5 3 1
Rutgers     5 3 1
Lafayette     5 3 2
Syracuse     5 3 2
Boston College     5 4 0
NYU     5 4 0
Villanova     4 3 1
Bucknell     4 4 1
Carnegie Tech     4 4 0
Penn     4 4 1
Temple     3 3 0
Rhode Island State     2 3 3
Carlisle     5 10 1
Holy Cross     2 5 1
Vermont     2 6 1
Duquesne     1 5 0
1914 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Western State Normal (MI)     6 0 0
Northern Illinois State     7 0 1
Notre Dame     6 2 0
Michigan Agricultural     5 2 0
Butler     4 2 0
South Dakota     5 2 1
Michigan     6 3 0
North Dakota Agricultural     5 3 0
Haskell     5 4 0
Michigan State Normal     3 2 1
Heidelberg     4 3 1
Akron     4 4 1
Doane     3 3 2
St. Mary's (OH)     2 2 0
Wabash     2 2 2
Detroit     2 3 2
Lake Forest     3 5 0
Iowa State Teachers     2 5 1
Marquette     2 7 0
Rose Poly     0 7 0
1914 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas     8 0 0
Middle Tennessee State Normal     5 0 1
Oklahoma     9 1 1
Delaware     7 1 1
Davidson     5 1 1
Georgia Tech     6 2 0
Presbyterian     4 1 1
Oklahoma A&M     6 2 1
Navy     6 3 0
Maryland     5 3 0
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     5 3 0
Howard (AL)     4 3 1
Maryville     6 4 0
Marshall     5 4 0
West Virginia     5 4 0
Rice     3 2 3
North Texas State Normal     3 3 0
South Carolina     5 5 1
VMI     4 4 0
Mississippi Normal     2 3 1
Texas Mines     2 3 0
Western Kentucky State Normal     1 2 0
Baylor     3 5 2
West Tennessee State Normal     3 5 0
Arkansas     3 6 0
Louisiana Industrial     2 4 0
Wake Forest     3 6 0
Furman     2 5 0
Southwest Texas State     2 6 0
Louisville     1 7 0
Catholic University     0 6 1
1914 Western college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Montana     7 0 1
Arizona     5 1 0
Montana A&M     5 1 0
New Mexico     3 1 1
New Mexico A&M     4 2 1
Tempe Normal     4 3 0
USC     4 3 0

Minor conferences

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute
Howard
Lincoln (PA)
2–1
1–1
1–1
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin Whitewater Normal 4–0
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Friends (KS)
Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association Transylvania
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Southwestern Louisiana Industrial 5–0
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Olivet
Hillsdale
3–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Denison 5–1
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Central State Teachers
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Talladega
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Texas

Minor conference standings

1913 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampton $ 2 1 0 3 1 0
Howard 1 1 0 4 1 0
Lincoln (PA) 1 1 0 1 1 0
Virginia Union 0 1 0 1 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1914 Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Richmond $ 5 1 0 5 4 0
Randolph–Macon 3 3 0 5 5 0
Hampden–Sydney 3 3 0 3 7 1
William & Mary 1 5 0 1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1914 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carthage 1 2 0 3 2 0
Southern Illinois     2 5 1
1914 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Denison $ 5 1 0 7 1 0
Mount Union 4 1 0 6 4 0
Cincinnati 4 2 0 6 3 0
Miami (OH) 4 2 0 5 3 0
Ohio 3 3 0 4 4 0
Oberlin 3 4 0 4 4 0
Case 3 4 0 4 6 0
Kenyon 2 3 0 4 3 1
Western Reserve 2 4 0 4 6 0
Wooster 2 5 0 2 6 0
Ohio Wesleyan 2 6 0 3 7 0
Wittenberg 0 3 0 3 6 0
Ohio State * 3 0 0 5 2 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * – did not complete for championship
1914 Wisconsin Normal Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Whitewater Normal $ 4 0 0 6 0 0
River Falls Normal 3 1 0 8 1 0
Platteville Normal 2 2 0 2 5 0
La Crosse Normal 2 2 0 2 6 0
Stevens Point Normal 1 2 0 6 2 0
Milwaukee Normal 1 2 0 3 5 0
Oshkosh Normal 1 2 0 2 5 0
Superior Normal 0 3 0 2 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

Main article: 1914 College Football All-America Team

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Charley Barrett 6'0" 180 Jr. Cleveland, Ohio Cornell
HB John Maulbetsch 5'9" 153 So. Ann Arbor, Michigan Michigan
HB Eddie Mahan 5'11" 171 Jr. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
HB Johnny Spiegel Sr. Washington & Jefferson
FB Harry LeGore Jr. Woodsboro, Maryland Yale
E Huntington Hardwick 6'0" 171 Sr. Quincy, Massachusetts Harvard
E John E. O'Hearn 5'10" 173 Sr. Brookline, Massachusetts Cornell
T Harold Ballin 6'1" 194 Sr. New York, New York Princeton
G Stan Pennock 5'8" 193 Sr. Syracuse, New York Harvard
G Clarence Spears Jr. De Witt, Arkansas Dartmouth
C John McEwan 6'4" 200 So. Alexandria, Minnesota Army
G Ralph Chapman Sr. Vienna, Illinois Illinois
T Walter H. Trumbull Sr. Salem, Massachusetts Harvard
E Perry Graves Jr. Rockford, Illinois Illinois

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.