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1901 college football season

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Total # of teams  45
Number of bowls  1 (1902 Rose Bowl)
1901 college football season
Champions  Harvard Crimson Michigan Wolverines Yale Bulldogs

The 1901 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan, Yale, and Harvard as having been selected national champions. Harvard beat Yale 22–0 the last game of the year.


Rose Bowl

The very first collegiate football bowl game was played following the 1901 season. Originally titled the "Tournament East-West football game" what is now known as the Rose Bowl Game was first played on January 1, 1902, in Pasadena, California. Michigan would defeat Stanford 49–0.

Conference standings

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:


The consensus All-America team included:

Statistical leaders

  • Player scoring most points: Bruce Shorts, Michigan, 123
  • Rushing leader: Willie Heston, Michigan, 684
  • Rushing avg. leader: Willie Heston, 10.2
  • Rushing touchdowns leader: Willie Heston, 20
  • References

    1901 college football season Wikipedia

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