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The 1887 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Yale as having been selected national champions.[1] In the West, the 1887 Michigan Wolverines football team compiled a 5–0 record, including three wins over Notre Dame (who was playing its first game ever and didn't have a varsity team yet [2]), and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10.[3] On November 13, college football was first played in the state of Virginia when the Virginia Cavaliers and Pantops Academy fought to a scoreless tie.

Statistical leadersEdit

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1887 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Yale         9 0 0
Michigan         5 0 0
California         4 0 0
Minnesota         2 0 0
Harvard         10 1 0
Princeton         7 2 0
Navy         3 1 0
Georgetown         2 1 0
Virginia         0 0 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Massachusetts         2 3 0
Indiana         0 1 0
Purdue         0 1 0
Cornell         0 2 0
Notre Dame         0 3 0
1887 Eastern Intercollegiate Football Association standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
MIT 4 0 0          
Dartmouth 3 1 1          
† – Conference champion

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