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The 1892 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

On January 30, college football was first played in the state of Georgia or the Deep South when the Georgia Bulldogs defeated Mercer 7–6. On September 28 the first-ever American football game played outdoors at night took place, between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal. The lighting situation proved difficult and the game ended at halftime in a scoreless tie.[2]

Conference and program changesEdit

Conference establishmentsEdit

Membership changesEdit

School 1891 Conference 1892 Conference
Alabama Cadets Program Established Independent
Agricultural & Mechanical of Alabama Tigers Program Established Independent
Georgia Bulldogs Program Established Independent
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Program Established Independent
Iowa Hawkeyes Independent WIUFA
Iowa State Cyclones Program established Independent
Kansas Jayhawks Independent WIUFA
Mercer Baptists Program Established Independent
Missouri Tigers Independent WIUFA
Nebraska Bugeaters Independent WIUFA
San Jose State Normal Spartans Program Established Independent
South Carolina football Program Established Independent
Utah Utes Program Established Independent

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1892 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado Mines $                
Colorado Agricultural 2 2 0     1 1 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1892 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn         15 1 0
Yale         13 0 0
Princeton         12 2 0
Harvard         10 1 0
North Carolina         5 1 0
Chicago         8 4 1
Sewanee         5 1 1
Navy         5 2 0
Illinois         7 4 1
Georgetown         4 2 1
Colorado         3 2 0
Virginia         3 2 1
California         2 1 1
Stanford         1 0 2
Vanderbilt         4 4 0
Alabama         2 2 0
Auburn         2 2 0
Notre Dame         1 0 1
Stevens         1 1 0
Washington         1 1 0
Utah         0 1 0
Rutgers         3 5 1
Tennessee         2 5 0
Lafayette         5 7 0
Georgia Tech         0 3 0
Maryland         0 3 0
Lehigh         3 6 0
1892 Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Northwest football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota $ 3 0 0     5 0 0
Wisconsin 2 2 0     4 3 0
Michigan 1 2 0     7 5 0
Northwestern 1 3 0     6 4 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1892 Northeast Intercollegiate League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Amherst $ 2 0 0          
  • $ – Conference champion
1892 Western Interstate football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Kansas $ 3 0 0     7 1 0
Nebraska 1 1 1     2 2 1
Missouri 1 2 0     1 2 0
Iowa 0 2 1     3 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honorsEdit

See alsoEdit

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. ^ "Mansfield eliminates Division II football program". ESPN.