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1918 college football season

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Total # of teams  72
Number of bowls  1
1918 college football season
Champions  Michigan Wolverines Pittsburgh Panthers

The 1918 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Michigan and Pittsburgh as national champions.


Perhaps the highest profile game was a highly publicized War Charities benefit staged at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in front of many of the nation's top sports writers, including Walter Camp. The game pitted John Heisman's undefeated, unscored upon, and defending national champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against "Pop" Warner's Pittsburgh Panthers who were sitting on a 30 game win streak. Pitt defeated Georgia Tech 32-0.

The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 saw the implementation of quarantines that eliminated much of that year's college football season.

Rose Bowl

Great Lakes Navy would defeat Mare Island Marines 17-7 in the 1919 Rose Bowl.

Conference standings

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:


The consensus All-America team included:

Statistical leaders

  • Receptions leader: Bernard Kirk, Notre Dame, 7
  • References

    1918 college football season Wikipedia

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