| No. 15|
| 9–0 (2-0 Middle Three)|
| Middle Three Conference|
John F. Bateman (2nd year)
1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team Wikipedia
The 1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1961 college football season. In their second season under head coach John F. Bateman, the Scarlet Knights compiled a perfect 9–0 record, won the Middle Three Conference championship, outscored their opponents 246 to 102, and were ranked No. 15 in the final AP Poll. The team's statistical leaders included Bill Speranza with 318 passing yards, Steve Simms with 614 rushing yards, and Lee Curley with 274 receiving yards.