The 1919 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Centre, Harvard, Illinois, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M as having been deemed national champions by major selectors[1] Only Harvard, Illinois, and Texas A&M claim national championships for the 1919 season. Texas A&M began claiming the 1919 national championship in 2012.

Conference and program changes

Conference memberships

School 1918 Conference 1919 Conference
Bowling Green State Normal Normals Program Established Independent
Grinnell Pioneers Independent Missouri Valley
Nebraska Cornhuskers Missouri Valley Independent
Stanford Indians Independent PCC
UCLA Bruins Program Established Independent
Washington State Cougars Independent PCC

Program changes

Rose Bowl

Harvard defeated Oregon, 7–6, in the 1920 Rose Bowl.

Conference standings

Major conference standings

1919 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Illinois $ 6 1 0 6 1 0
Ohio State 3 1 0 6 1 0
Chicago 4 2 0 5 2 0
Wisconsin 3 2 0 5 2 0
Minnesota 3 2 0 4 2 1
Iowa 2 2 0 5 2 0
Michigan 1 4 0 3 4 0
Northwestern 1 4 0 2 5 0
Indiana 0 2 0 3 4 0
Purdue 0 3 0 2 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Missouri $ 4 0 1 5 1 2
Iowa State 3 1 1 5 2 1
Washington University 2 2 0 5 2 0
Drake 2 2 0 4 3 0
Kansas 1 1 1 3 2 3
Kansas State 0 3 1 3 5 1
Grinnell 0 3 0 1 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oregon ^ + 2 1 0 5 2 0
Washington + 2 1 0 5 1 0
California 2 2 0 6 2 1
Washington State 2 2 0 5 2 0
Stanford 1 1 0 4 3 0
Oregon Agricultural 1 3 0 4 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
1919 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado Agricultural 7 1 0 7 1 0
Utah 4 1 0 5 2 0
Colorado College 3 1 1 4 2 1
Utah Agricultural 3 2 0 5 2 0
Wyoming 3 3 0 3 5 0
Colorado 2 3 1 2 3 1
Denver 0 4 1 1 5 1
Colorado Mines 0 4 1 0 4 3
Montana State 0 3 0 1 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † Ineligible for conference title
1919 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Georgetown $ 2 0 0 7 3 0
Maryland State 4 1 0 5 4 0
NC State 3 1 0 7 2 0
North Carolina 3 1 0 4 3 1
Washington and Lee 2 1 0 8 1 0
VMI 4 2 0 6 2 0
Richmond 2 2 1 5 2 2
Virginia 1 1 1 2 5 2
VPI 2 4 0 5 4 0
William & Mary 1 3 0 2 6 1
Catholic University 0 1 0 1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0 0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 1 0 0 2 0
Davidson 0 4 0 4 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Auburn $ 5 1 0 8 1 0
Alabama 6 1 0 8 1 0
Centre 1 0 0 9 0 0
Kentucky 3 1 1 3 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 1 0 7 3 0
Tulane 3 1 1 6 2 1
Vanderbilt 3 1 2 5 1 2
Furman 2 1 1 6 2 1
Mississippi A&M 5 2 0 6 2 0
Georgia 4 2 2 4 2 3
LSU 3 2 0 6 2 0
Clemson 3 2 2 6 2 2
Florida 2 2 0 5 3 0
Wofford 1 1 0 3 2 1
Transylvania 1 1 0 2 4 0
Ole Miss 1 4 0 4 4 0
The Citadel 1 4 0 4 4 1
Sewanee 1 4 0 3 6 0
Georgetown (KY) 0 0 0 0 2 0
Tennessee 0 3 2 3 3 3
South Carolina 0 4 1 1 7 1
Mercer 0 1 0 0 2 0
Mississippi College 0 4 0 3 5 1
Howard (AL) 0 4 0 3 5 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas A&M $ 4 0 0 10 0 0
Rice 3 1 0 8 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 0 5 2 3
Texas 3 2 0 6 3 0
Arkansas 1 2 0 3 4 0
SMU 0 2 1 5 4 1
Oklahoma A&M 0 2 0 3 3 2
Baylor 0 3 1 5 3 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Independents

1919 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     9 0 1
Penn State     7 1 0
Swarthmore     7 1 0
Dartmouth     6 1 1
Colgate     5 1 1
New Hampshire     7 2 0
Lafayette     6 2 0
Washington & Jefferson     6 2 0
Williams     6 2 0
Syracuse     8 3 0
Penn     6 2 1
Pittsburgh     6 2 1
Lehigh     6 3 0
Princeton     4 2 1
Geneva     4 2 2
Army     6 3 0
Boston College     5 3 0
Holy Cross     5 3 0
Rutgers     5 3 0
Yale     5 3 0
Villanova     5 3 1
Brown     5 4 1
Bucknell     5 4 1
NYU     4 4 0
Carnegie Tech     3 4 0
Columbia     2 4 3
Cornell     3 5 0
Vermont     3 6 0
Franklin & Marshall     2 4 2
Tufts     2 5 0
Rhode Island State     0 8 1
Drexel     0 4 0
1919 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Notre Dame     9 0 0
Detroit     8 1 0
Western State Normal (MI)     4 1 0
Akron     6 1 1
North Dakota Agricultural     5 1 1
Haskell     8 2 1
Marquette     5 1 2
St. Xavier     6 2 0
Morningside     6 2 0
Heidelberg     6 3 0
Saint Louis     4 2 2
Valparaiso     5 3 0
Wabash     4 3 2
Central Michigan     2 2 3
Michigan Agricultural     4 4 1
Nebraska     3 3 2
St. Mary's (OH)     2 2 0
Iowa State Teachers     2 4 1
Toledo     2 4 0
Butler     0 5 1
Bowling Green     0 3 0
1919 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Marshall     8 0 0
Middle Tennessee State Normal     4 0 0
Florida Southern     3 0 0
Phillips     10 0 1
Navy     7 1 0
West Virginia     8 2 0
Mississippi Normal     4 1 2
Presbyterian     4 3 2
North Texas State Normal     5 3 0
Birmingham–Southern     4 3 0
Southwest Texas State     4 4 0
Spring Hill     3 3 1
West Tennessee State Normal     3 4 0
Chattanooga     3 5 1
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     2 4 2
Marion     3 6 0
Texas Mines     2 4 0
Delaware     2 5 1
Oglethorpe     2 6 1
Wake Forest     2 6 0
1919 Western college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hawaii     4 0 1
Arizona     7 1 0
Nevada     8 1 1
New Mexico     3 0 2
USC     4 1 0
Saint Mary's     3 3 1
Montana     2 3 2
New Mexico A&M     2 3 1
Idaho     2 3 0
Gonzaga     2 3 0
Santa Clara     2 4 0
University Farm     2 5 0
South Branch     2 6 0
Pacific (CA)     1 4 0
Tempe Normal     0 2 0

Minor conferences

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association No champion
Indiana Intercollegiate Athletic League Wabash College 4–0–1
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin La Crosse Normal
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference College of Emporia
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Unknown
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 3–0
Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference Unknown
Ohio Athletic Conference Wooster 7–0
Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference Kendall 5–0–1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pomona 4–0
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk

Minor conference standings

1919 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Lincoln (PA) 2 0 1 2 0 1
Howard 2 0 1 5 0 3
Virginia Union 1 1 0 5 1 1
Hampton 0 2 0 3 2 1
Shaw 0 2 0 1 2 0
1919 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Carthage 3 2 0 5 3 0
Southern Illinois     4 3 1
1919 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
College of Emporia $ 8 0 0 8 0 0
Pittsburg Normal 5 0 1 7 2 1
Washburn 7 1 0 7 1 1
Southwestern (KS) 6 3 0 6 4 0
St. Mary's (KS) 3 2 0 6 2 0
Baker 3 2 1 4 4 1
Friends 3 4 0 4 5 0
Hays Normal 3 4 0 3 6 0
Bethany (KS) 2 5 1 2 5 1
Kansas Wesleyan 2 4 0 3 5 0
Ottawa 2 4 2 2 4 2
Fairmount 2 6 2 2 6 2
Kansas State Normal 1 4 2 1 6 2
Cooper 0 8 1 0 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Missouri Wesleyan $ 8 0 0 10 0 0
Drury 2 0 1 4 2 1
William Jewell 3 1 1 5 4 2
Central (MO) 3 2 0 4 3 0
Tarkio 2 2 1 4 2 1
Kirksville 2 2 2 3 2 2
Springfield (MO) 2 2 0 3 4 0
Rolla 2 2 0 3 5 0
Cape Girardeau 1 1 0 2 4 0
Warrensburg 2 4 1 2 6 1
Westminster (MO) 1 5 0 1 6 0
Maryville (MO) 0 3 0 0 4 0
Missouri Valley 0 3 0 0 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Nebraska Intercollegiate Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
York (NE) $ 6 0 0 6 0 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 6 1 0 7 2 0
Peru Normal 4 2 0 5 2 0
Hastings 2 1 0 ? ? ?
Cotner 2 4 0 ? ? ?
Midland 2 4 0 2 4 0
Doane 1 4 0 5 1 1
Kearney Normal 1 4 0 ? ? ?
Nebraska Central 0 4 0 0 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wooster $ 7 0 0 8 0 0
Oberlin 5 0 0 7 1 0
Ohio State 2 0 0 6 1 0
Miami (OH) 7 1 0 7 1 0
Wittenberg 3 0 2 6 0 2
Akron 5 1 1 6 1 1
Denison 4 2 1 6 2 1
Western Reserve 3 3 0 5 4 0
Ohio Wesleyan 3 3 0 4 4 0
Case 2 4 1 3 6 1
Ohio 2 4 0 3 5 0
Cincinnati 1 3 1 3 4 1
Mount Union 0 5 0 1 7 0
Ohio Northern 0 6 0 1 8 0
Baldwin–Wallace 0 5 0 0 8 0
Kenyon 0 7 0 0 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Southern California Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Pomona $ 4 0 0 5 1 0
Occidental 3 1 0 3 4 0
Throop 2 2 0 6 3 0
Redlands 1 3 0 3 4 1
Whittier 0 4 0 0 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1919 Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Texas A&M $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
Rice 6 1 0 8 1 0
Texas 4 1 0 6 4 0
Baylor 3 3 1 5 3 1
Howard Payne 2 3 0 6 3 0
Austin 2 3 0 4 3 1
SMU 2 4 1 5 4 1
Southwestern (TX) 2 5 0 3 5 0
TCU 1 4 0 1 7 0
Trinity (TX) 0 5 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honors

All-Americans

Main article: 1919 College Football All-America Team

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Bo McMillin 5'9" 165 So. Fort Worth, Texas Centre
QB Benny Boynton 5'9" 163 Sr. Waco, Texas Williams
HB Chic Harley 5'11" 171 Sr. Chicago, Illinois Ohio State
HB Eddie Casey 5'10" 155 Sr. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Ira Rodgers 5'10" 203 Sr. Bethany, West Virginia West Virginia
E Bob Higgins Sr. Corning, New York Penn State
E Heinie Miller 5'10" 185 Sr. Williamsport, Pennsylvania Penn
T Pete Henry 5'10" 230 Sr. Mansfield, Ohio Washington & Jefferson
G Doc Alexander 5'11" 210 Jr. Silver Creek, New York Syracuse
C Red Weaver 5'10" 185 Jr. Garland, Texas Centre
C Charles Carpenter Sr. Hartland, Wisconsin Wisconsin
G Swede Youngstrom 6'1" 187 Sr. Waltham, Massachusetts Dartmouth
T Belford West 6'2" 195 Sr. Hamilton, New York Colgate
E Lester Belding So. Mason City, Iowa Iowa

Statistical leaders

See also

References

  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.