1898 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Davis)
1898 record11–0–1
Head coachNo coach
CaptainArt Hillebrand
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The 1898 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1898 college football season. The team finished with an 11–0–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by one selector, Parke H. Davis, a Princeton alumnus. Harvard finished with an 11–0 record and was named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 266 to 5.[2]


September 24LehighPrinceton, NJW 21–0
October 1[[{{{school}}}|Stevens]]Princeton, NJW 42–0
October 8Franklin & MarshallPrinceton, NJW 58–0
October 12[[{{{school}}}|Lafayette]]Princeton, NJW 34–0
October 14Maryland Athletic Club?W 24–0
October 15at NavyW 30–0
October 22CornellPrinceton, NJW 6–0
October 26Penn StatePrinceton, NJW 5–0
October 29BrownPrinceton, NJW 23–0
November 2VirginiaPrinceton, NJW 12–0
November 5at ArmyT 5–5
November 12YalePrinceton, NJ (rivalry)W 6–0



  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "1898 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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