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The 1889 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Princeton as having been selected national champions.[1] On December 14, Wofford defeated Furman played the first intercollegiate game in the state of South Carolina. The game featured no uniforms, no positions, and the rules were formulated before the game.[2] Wofford won 5 to 1.

This was the first season an attempt was made to recognize individuals on an All-American team.

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Conference and program changesEdit

School 1888 Conference 1889 Conference
Iowa College Pioneers Program established Independent
State University of Iowa Hawkeyes Program established Independent
Washington football Program established Independent

Awards and honorsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1889 college football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Princeton         10 0 0
Yale         15 1 0
Georgetown         5 1 0
Harvard         9 2 0
Virginia         4 2 0
USC         2 0 0
Notre Dame         1 0 0
North Carolina         1 1 0
Washington         0 1 0
Michigan         1 2 0
Columbia         2 7 2
1889 Eastern Intercollegiate Football Association standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth $ 4 0 0          
  • $ – Conference champion

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Furman 2014 FB Record Book