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The 1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football team, coached by Jock Sutherland, represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1931 college football season. The Panthers finished the regular season with eight wins and a single loss at Notre Dame and were considered the champions of the East. Parke H. Davis, whose selection is recognized as "major" in the official NCAA football records book, named Pitt as one of that season's co-national champions. The team is also recognized as national champion in 1931 by College Football Data Warehouse and according to a Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football team Wikipedia
The 1915 team was selected or recognized as national champions by multiple selectors, of which Parke H. Davis's selection is recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) by the official NCAA football records book. College Football Data Warehouse also recognizes Pitt as a national champion in 1915, as did a 1970 Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
These are the selectors that determined Pitt to be national champions in 1931.1st-N-Goal
Parke H. Davis*
* A "major" selector that was "national scope" according to the official NCAA football records book.Ralph Daugherty, center (2nd team Associated Press, 3rd team Newspaper Editors Association; 3rd team International News Service; 1st team Central Press Association; Lawrence Perry)
James MacMurdo, tackle (2nd team Associated Press, 3rd team Newspaper Editors Association; 3rd team International News Service; Hart, Schaffner and Marx)
Jesse Quatse, Tackle (1st team United Press; 1st team Collier's Weekly as selected by Grantland Rice; 2nd team Central Press Association, Walter Camp Football Foundation; 1st team College Humor magazine; All America Board)
*Bold - Consensus All-American