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The 1890 college football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Harvard as having been selected national champions.[1]

On November 22, college football was first played in the state of Kansas when the Baker Methodists defeated the Kansas Jayhawks by a score of 22–9.[2] On November 27, college football was first played in the state of Tennessee when the Vanderbilt Commodores defeated Nashville (Peabody) 40–0.[3]

Conference and program changesEdit

School 1889 Conference 1890 Conference
Butler Bulldogs Independent IIAA
Colorado Silver and GoldProgram establishedIndependent
DePauw TigersIndependent IIAA
Earlham Hustlin' QuakersIndependent IIAA
Hanover PanthersIndependent IIAA
Illinois Illini Program EstablishedIndependent
Indiana State Normal SycamoresIndependent IIAA
Indiana HoosiersIndependent IIAA
Kansas JayhawksProgram Established Independent
Missouri TigersProgram EstablishedIndependent
Nashville Program Established Independent
Nebraska Old Gold KnightsProgram Established Independent
Purdue BoilermakersIndependent IIAA
Rose Polytechnic EngineersIndependent IIAA
Vanderbilt football Program Established Independent
Wabash Little GiantsIndependent IIAA
Western Reserve football Program establishedIndependent

Awards and honorsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

The consensus All-America team included:

Position Name Height Weight (lbs.) Class Hometown Team
QB Dudley Dean Sr. Lake Village, New Hampshire Harvard
HB Bum McClung 5'10" 165 Jr. Knoxville, Tennessee Yale
HB John J. Corbett Fr. Boston, Massachusetts Harvard
FB Sheppard Homans, Jr. Jr. Englewood, New Jersey Princeton
E Frank Hallowell So. Medford, Massachusetts Harvard
T Marshall Newell 5'7" 168 Fr. Great Barrington, Massachusetts Harvard
G Pudge Heffelfinger 6'4" 178 Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota Yale
C John Cranston Sr. Sheridan, New York Harvard
G Jesse Riggs Jr. Baltimore, Maryland Princeton
T William Rhodes Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Yale
E Ralph Warren Jr. Montclair, New Jersey Princeton

Statistical leadersEdit

  • Player scoring most points: Philip King, Princeton, 145

Conference standingsEdit

The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:

1890 CFA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado Mines 3 0 0     6 0 0
Denver 2 1 0     3 2 0
Colorado College 1 2 0     2 3 0
Colorado 0 3 0     1 6 0
Colorado Agricultural 0 2 0     0 2 0
† – Conference champion


1890 college football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Harvard         11 0 0
Yale         13 1 0
California         4 0 0
Virginia         5 2 0
Michigan         4 1 0
Cornell         8 4 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
Georgetown         3 3 1
Washington         0 0 1
Columbia         1 5 1
Colorado         0 4 0
1890 Eastern Intercollegiate Football Association standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Williams (MA)         5 0 0
Dartmouth         4 4 0
† – Conference champion


1890 IIAA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Butler 3 0 1     3 0 1
Purdue 2 1 0     3 3 0
† – Conference champion

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book. Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 70. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FBS.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-16.
  2. Evans, Harold (August 1940). "College Football in Kansas". Kansas Historical Quarterly. pp. 285–311. http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-quarterly-college-football-in-kansas/12834. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  3. John Majors. "College Football". Tennessee Historical Society. http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=474. Retrieved 2006-11-29.


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