1913 college football season

The 1913 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Auburn, Chicago, and Harvard as having been selected national champions.[1] All three teams finished with undefeated records. Chicago and Harvard officially claim national championships for the 1913 season.

Chicago was also the champion of the Western Conference, Missouri was champion of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA), and Colorado won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Conference and program changesEdit

Conference changesEdit

Membership changesEdit

School 1912 Conference 1913 Conference
Kansas State Wildcats Independent MVIAA
North Texas State Normal football Program Established Independent
Ohio State Buckeyes OAC Big Nine (Western)
Western Kentucky State Normal Hilltoppers Program Established Independent

Conference standingsEdit

Major conference standingsEdit

1913 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Missouri + 4 0 0 7 1 0
Nebraska + 3 0 0 8 0 0
Kansas 3 2 0 5 3 0
Iowa State 2 2 0 4 4 0
Drake 1 3 0 4 3 1
Kansas State 0 2 0 3 4 1
Washington University 0 4 0 1 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1913 Rocky Mountain Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Colorado $ 4 0 1 5 1 1
Colorado Mines 5 1 0 5 1 0
Colorado College 2 2 1 5 2 1
Colorado Agricultural $ 2 2 0 3 2 0
Utah 1 2 0 2 4 1
Denver 1 3 0 2 5 0
Wyoming 0 5 0 0 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Carolina A&M $ 2 0 0 6 1 0
Washington and Lee 3 1 0 8 1 0
Virginia 1 1 0 7 1 0
VPI 1 1 0 7 1 1
Georgetown 1 1 0 4 4 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0 0 3 0
North Carolina 0 3 0 5 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Northwest Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Washington $ 4 0 0 7 0 0
Oregon Agricultural 3 1 1 3 2 3
Idaho 2 2 0 3 3 0
Oregon 1 1 1 3 3 1
Washington State 1 3 0 4 4 0
Whitman 0 4 0 1 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Auburn $ 8 0 0 8 0 0
Mississippi A&M 4 1 1 6 1 1
Georgia 3 1 0 6 2 0
Georgia Tech 5 2 0 7 2 0
Vanderbilt 2 1 0 5 3 0
Alabama 4 3 0 6 3 0
LSU 1 1 2 6 1 2
Sewanee 2 2 0 4 3 0
Florida 2 2 0 4 3 0
Clemson 2 4 0 4 4 0
Mississippi College 1 2 0 6 3 0
Tennessee 1 3 0 6 3 0
The Citadel 0 3 1 3 4 2
Mercer 0 4 1 2 5 1
Kentucky 0 1 0 6 2 0
Texas A&M 0 1 1 3 4 2
Centre 0 2 0 2 5 0
Tulane 0 4 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Western Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Chicago $ 7 0 0 7 0 0
Iowa 2 1 0 5 2 0
Minnesota 2 1 0 5 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2 4 1 2
Illinois 2 2 1 4 2 1
Wisconsin 1 2 1 3 3 1
Ohio State 1 2 0 4 2 1
Indiana 2 4 0 3 4 0
Northwestern 0 6 0 1 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

IndependentsEdit

1913 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     9 0 0
Carlisle     10 1 1
Washington & Jefferson     10 0 1
Army     8 1 0
Dartmouth     7 1 0
Tufts     7 1 0
Colgate     6 1 1
Franklin & Marshall     6 2 0
Pittsburgh     6 2 1
Princeton     5 2 1
Yale     5 2 3
Rutgers     6 3 0
Penn     6 3 1
Villanova     4 2 1
Lehigh     5 3 0
Bucknell     6 4 0
Cornell     5 4 1
Boston College     4 3 1
Syracuse     6 4 0
Fordham     3 3 2
Geneva     4 4 0
Lafayette     4 5 1
Brown     4 5 0
Duquesne     3 5 1
Carnegie Tech     2 4 1
Holy Cross     3 6 0
Temple     1 3 2
Penn State     2 6 0
Rhode Island State     2 6 0
Vermont     1 5 0
NYU     0 8 0
1913 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Michigan Agricultural     7 0 0
Notre Dame     7 0 0
Western State Normal (MI)     4 0 0
Haskell     10 1 0
Michigan     6 1 0
Lake Forest     5 1 1
Doane     5 1 2
St. Mary's (OH)     4 1 1
Wabash     5 2 0
Detroit     5 3 1
Heidelberg     4 3 0
Marquette     4 3 1
Mount Union     4 3 2
Saint Louis     5 4 1
South Dakota     3 3 0
Northern Illinois State     3 3 3
Akron     3 4 0
Iowa State Teachers     2 3 1
Ohio Northern     4 6 1
Butler     2 4 1
Michigan State Normal     2 3 1
North Dakota Agricultural     0 2 2
1913 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rice     4 0 0
Western Kentucky State Normal     1 0 0
Texas     7 1 0
Navy     7 1 1
VMI     7 1 2
Louisville     5 1 0
Middle Tennessee State Normal     5 1 1
Arkansas     7 2 0
Oklahoma     6 2 0
Kendall     5 2 0
TCU     5 2 1
Furman     6 3 0
Maryland     6 3 0
Ole Miss     6 3 1
Presbyterian     5 3 0
Howard     5 3 1
Richmond     5 3 1
Chattanooga     4 3 0
Oklahoma A&M     4 3 0
South Carolina     4 3 0
Baylor     4 4 2
Florida Southern     1 1 0
Polytechnic (TX)     2 2 4
Southwestern Louisiana Industrial     4 4 0
Southwest Texas State     4 4 0
Spring Hill     3 3 0
West Virginia     3 4 2
Louisiana Industrial     3 4 1
Marshall     3 4 0
Delaware     2 4 2
Catholic University     1 4 1
Davidson     2 5 0
Mississippi Normal     1 5 1
West Tennessee State Normal     1 2 0
North Texas State Normal     0 1 0
Wake Forest     0 8 0
1913 Western college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
New Mexico A&M     7 0 1
Utah Agricultural     3 3 0
New Mexico     3 2 0
Arizona     2 2 0
Montana A&M     2 2 0
Montana     2 4 0

Minor conferencesEdit

Conference Champion(s) Record
Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Hampton Institute 4–0
Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin Superior Normal
Whitewater Normal
5–0–1
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Kansas State Agricultural
Washburn College
2–1–1
2–0–2
Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association Unknown
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Olivet 3–1
Ohio Athletic Conference Oberlin 5–0–1
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Fisk (TN)
Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association Texas

Minor conference standingsEdit

1913 Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Hampton $ 4 0 0 6 0 0
Howard 2 1 1 3 1 1
Lincoln (PA) 0 1 1 0 1 1
Virginia Union 0 2 0 3 2 0
Shaw 0 2 0 0 3 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Richmond $ 3 0 0 5 3 1
Hampden–Sydney 2 1 0 3 6 0
Randolph–Macon 1 2 0 4 4 1
William & Mary 0 3 0 0 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Southern Illinois     4 3 1
Carthage 1 2 0 3 3 1
1913 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
College of Emporia + 5 0 1 5 2 1
Southwestern (KS) + 4 1 1 6 1 1
Washburn 2 0 2 3 2 2
Kansas State 2 1 1 3 4 1
Baker 3 2 0 4 4 0
Friends 3 2 0 ? ? ?
Kansas State Normal 4 4 0 4 6 0
Cooper 3 3 0 ? ? ?
Pittsburg Normal 1 1 1 4 2 1
St. Mary's (KS) 2 3 0 3 4 1
Fairmount 1 6 0 2 6 1
Hays Normal 0 1 0 4 2 0
Kansas City University 0 2 0 0 3 0
Ottawa 0 4 0 1 4 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
1913 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Olivet $ 3 1 0 4 3 0
Alma 2 1 0 3 4 0
Hillsdale 2 1 1 2 3 1
Albion 3 2 1 3 3 1
Adrian 1 2 0 2 4 0
Kalamazoo 0 4 0 2 4 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Ohio Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oberlin $ 5 0 1 6 1 1
Ohio State 3 0 1 4 2 1
Denison 4 1 0 5 2 0
Miami (OH) 4 2 0 6 2 0
Cincinnati 4 2 1 5 3 1
Western Reserve 3 2 1 4 4 1
Case 3 3 0 4 5 0
Kenyon 1 3 1 5 3 1
Wooster 1 3 1 2 3 2
Ohio 1 3 0 2 5 1
Ohio Wesleyan 1 6 0 2 7 0
Wittenberg 0 5 0 3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
1913 Wisconsin Normal Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Superior Normal + 2 0 1 5 0 2
Whitewater Normal + 2 0 2 5 1 2
Milwaukee Normal 2 1 1 3 3 1
La Crosse Normal 1 1 1 2 2 2
Oshkosh Normal 1 2 0 1 5 0
Platteville Normal 1 2 0 4 3 0
River Falls Normal 0 1 1 1 3 1
Stevens Point Normal 0 2 0 0 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

Awards and honorsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Ellery Huntington Jr. 5'9" 160 Sr. Nashville, Tennessee Colgate
QB Gus Dorais Sr. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin Notre Dame
HB James B. Craig 160 Sr. Detroit, Michigan Michigan
HB Eddie Mahan 5'11" 171 So. Natick, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Charles Brickley 5'10" 181 Jr. Everett, Massachusetts Harvard
E Robert Hogsett 5'6" 156 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Dartmouth
T Miller Pontius 6'1" 189 Sr. Circleville, Ohio Michigan
T Bud Talbott 6'1" 190 Jr. Dayton, Ohio Yale
G John Brown Sr. Canton, Pennsylvania Navy
G Ray Keeler Jr. Bagley, Wisconsin Wisconsin
C Paul Des Jardien 6'5" 190 Jr. Chicago, Illinois Chicago
G Stan Pennock 5'8" 193 Jr. Syracuse, New York Harvard
T Harold Ballin 6'1" 194 Jr. New York, New York Princeton
T Harvey Hitchcock Sr. Kingdom of Hawaii Harvard
E Louis A. Merrilat Jr. Chicago, Illinois Army

Statistical leadersEdit

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 October 16, 2009.