1902 college football season

The 1902 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Yale as having been selected national champions.[1]

Conference and program changesEdit

Conference changesEdit

Membership changesEdit

School 1901 Conference 1902 Conference
Centre College merged with Central University Colonels Independent SIAA
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Independent SIAA
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial football Program Established Independent

Conference standingsEdit

Major conference standingsEdit

1902 Colorado Football Association standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado $ 4 0 0 5 1 0
Colorado Mines 2 1 1 4 1 2
Colorado College 2 2 0 3 4 0
Denver 1 3 0 3 4 1
Colorado Agricultural 0 3 1 1 3 2
  • $ – Conference champion
1902 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Clemson $ 5 0 0 6 1 0
Vanderbilt 5 1 0 8 1 0
LSU + 5 1 0 6 1 0
Texas 4 1 0 6 3 1
Tennessee 4 2 0 6 2 0
Sewanee 4 2 0 7 2 0
Georgia 3 2 1 4 2 1
Ole Miss 3 3 0 4 3 0
Nashville 2 2 0 2 4 0
Auburn 2 4 1 2 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0 4 4 0
Cumberland (TN) 1 4 0 3 5 0
Furman 0 2 1 4 3 4
Kentucky State 0 2 0 4 6 1
Tulane 0 3 2 1 4 2
Mississippi A&M 0 4 1 1 4 1
Georgia Tech 0 4 2 0 6 2
  • $ – Conference champion
  • + LSU claims a co-championship[2]
1902 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Michigan $ 5 0 0 11 0 0
Chicago 5 1 0 11 1 0
Minnesota 3 1 0 9 2 1
Illinois 4 2 0 10 2 1
Purdue 2 2 0 7 2 1
Wisconsin 1 3 0 6 3 0
Iowa 0 3 0 5 4 0
Northwestern 0 4 0 6 6 0
Indiana 0 4 0 3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion

IndependentsEdit

1902 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Ursinus     9 0 0
Yale     11 0 1
Geneva     7 0 0
Harvard     11 1 0
Princeton     8 1 0
Army     6 1 1
Frankin & Marshall     7 2 0
Dartmouth     6 2 1
Holy Cross     6 2 1
Syracuse     6 2 1
Carlisle     8 3 0
Cornell     8 3 0
Lafayette     8 3 0
Amherst     7 3 0
Penn State     7 3 0
Penn     9 4 0
Lehigh     7 3 1
Vermont     5 3 2
Colgate     5 3 1
NYU     5 3 0
Columbia     6 4 1
Bucknell     6 4 0
Washington & Jefferson     6 4 0
Villanova     4 3 0
Brown     5 4 1
Swarthmore     6 6 0
Western U. of Penn.     5 6 1
New Hampshire     2 3 1
Tufts     4 6 1
Fordham     2 4 1
Wesleyan     3 6 1
Rutgers     3 7 0
Navy     2 7 1
Drexel     1 4 1
Temple     1 4 1
Pittsburgh College     1 6 0
Boston College     0 8 0
1902 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
South Dakota     10 0 0
Nebraska     9 0 0
North Dakota Agricultural     4 0 0
Central Michigan     4 0 0
Ohio Medical     9 1 0
Marquette     6 1 1
Knox     9 2 0
Northern Illinois State     5 1 1
Haskell     8 2 1
Notre Dame     6 2 1
Drake     5 2 1
Mount Union     6 3 0
Iowa State     6 3 1
Carthage     2 1 1
Cincinnati     4 2 2
Missouri     5 3 0
Miami (OH)     5 3 1
Kansas     6 4 0
Fairmount     4 3 1
Detroit College     3 3 0
Lake Forest     4 4 1
Michigan Agricultural     4 5 0
Wittenberg     3 4 2
Washburn     3 4 0
Doane     2 3 0
Heidelberg     3 5 1
Wabash     2 4 2
Buchtel     2 5 0
Washington University     2 6 1
Butler     1 3 0
Kansas State     2 6 0
Michigan State Normal     1 5 1
Iowa State Normal     1 6 1
Ohio     0 5 1
1902 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oklahoma A&M     1 0 0
Spring Hill     1 0 0
Texas A&M     7 0 2
Marshall     5 0 2
Virginia     8 1 1
South Carolina     6 1 0
Kentucky University     7 2 0
Howard (AL)     3 1 0
North Carolina     5 1 3
Georgetown     7 3 0
Arkansas     6 3 0
Oklahoma     6 3 0
Florida State College     2 1 0
Stetson     2 1 1
West Virginia     7 4 0
VPI     3 2 1
Davidson     4 4 1
East Florida Seminary     1 1 0
Louisiana Industrial     1 1 1
Richmond     3 3 0
VMI     3 3 1
William & Mary     1 1 1
Baylor     3 4 2
North Carolina A&M     3 4 2
Maryland     3 5 2
Davidson     3 5 1
Delaware     3 5 1
Florida Agricultural     1 2 1
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     1 2 0
Columbian     1 3 0
Navy     2 7 1
TCU     0 5 1
Central Oklahoma     0 1 0
Kendall     0 1 0
Tusculum     0 1 0
1902 Far West college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
California     8 0 0
Arizona     5 0 0
Wyoming     1 0 0
Montana Agricultural     4 0 1
Stanford     6 1 0
Washington     5 1 0
Oregon Agricultural     4 1 1
Utah     5 2 1
Tempe Normal     2 1 0
Oregon     3 1 3
USC     2 3 0
Washington Agricultural     2 3 0
Nevada State     1 2 0
New Mexico A&M     0 1 2
Montana     0 2 0
Utah Agricultural     0 4 0

Minor conferencesEdit

Conference Champion(s) Record
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Alma 4–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Case 5–0

Minor conference standingsEdit

1902 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Case $ 5 0 0 6 3 0
Ohio State 2 1 0 6 2 2
Ohio Wesleyan 2 2 0 7 3 0
Oberlin 1 2 0 4 4 0
Kenyon 1 3 0 2 4 2
Western Reserve 0 3 0 3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

Awards and honorsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Foster Rockwell So. Vermont Yale
HB George B. Chadwick Sr. Brooklyn, New York Yale
HB Thomas A. Barry Sr. Brockton, Massachusetts Brown
FB Blondy Graydon Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio Harvard
E Tom Shevlin 5'10" 195 Fr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Yale
T Ralph Kinney Jr. Yale
T James Hogan 5'10" 210 So. County Tipperary, Ireland Yale
G Edgar Glass Sr. Syracuse, New York Yale
G John DeWitt 6'1" 198 Jr. Phillipsburg, New Jersey Princeton
C Henry Holt Sr. Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York Yale
C Robert Boyers Sr. Bellaire, Ohio Army
G Bill Warner 6'4" 210 Sr. Springville, New York Cornell
T Paul Bunker 5'11" 186 Sr. Alpena, Michigan Army
E Edward Bowditch Jr. Albany, New York Harvard

Statistical leadersEdit

  • Team scoring most points: Michigan, 644
  • Player scoring most points: Albert E. Herrnstein, Michigan, 130
  • Rushing leader: Willie Heston, Michigan, 487
  • Rushing avg leader: Willie Heston, 8.7
  • Rushing touchdowns leader: Al Herrnstein, 26

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ "2017 LSU Tigers Media Guide" (PDF). Louisiana State Athletics. p. 107. Retrieved April 27, 2018.