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The 1897 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Penn and Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

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Conference and program changesEdit

Conference establishmentsEdit

Membership changesEdit

School 1896 Conference 1897 Conference
Arizona Normal Football Program Established Independent
Central Colonels Independent SIAA
Gallaudet Bison Independent MIFA

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1897 CFA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 2 0 0     7 1 0
Colorado Mines 1 1 0     2 2 0
Colorado College 0 2 0     3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon Agricultural         5 0 0
Drexel         7 1 1
North Carolina         7 3 0
USC         5 1 0
Virginia         6 2 1
Stanford         4 1 0
Notre Dame         4 1 1
Washington Agricultural         2 0 0
Clemson         2 2 0
Oregon         1 1 0
Indiana State         1 2 0
Texas A&M         1 2 0
Washington         1 2 0
Montana         1 2 3
California         0 3 2
Utah         1 5 0
1897 Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Gallaudet $ 3 0 1     4 1 1
Maryland 0 3 0     2 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Vanderbilt $ 3 0 0     6 0 1
Georgia 2 0 0     2 1 0
Auburn 2 0 1     2 0 1
Tennessee 1 0 0     4 1 0
Central (KY) 1 1 0     1 2 0
Nashville 1 1 0     1 1 0
Alabama 0 0 0     1 0 0
Texas 0 0 0     6 2 0
LSU 0 0 0     1 1 0
Sewanee 1 2 1     1 3 1
Clemson 0 1 0     2 2 0
Cumberland 0 1 0     0 1 0
Georgia Tech 0 1 0     0 1 0
Mercer 0 1 0     0 1 1
Kentucky State 0 2 0     2 4 0
SW Presbyterian 0 0 0     0 0 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Triangular Football League standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth $ 2 0 0     4 3 0
Amherst 0 1 1     2 6 2
Williams 0 1 1     1 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 3 0 0     9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0     6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0     6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0     4 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1897 Western Interstate football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska $ 3 0 0     5 1 0
Kansas 2 1 0     8 2 0
Iowa 0 2 0     4 4 0
Missouri 0 2 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Minor conferencesEdit

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Kalamazoo 5–0–0

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.