|1917 Kansas Jayhawks football|
|Conference||Missouri Valley Conference|
|1917 record||6–2 (3–1 Missouri Valley)|
|Head coach||Herman Olcott (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||McCook Field|
|1917 Missouri Valley football standings|
The 1917 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Missouri Valley Conference during the 1917 college football season. In their third and final season under head coach Herman Olcott, the Jayhawks compiled a 6–2 record (3–1 against conference opponents), tied for second place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 126 to 46. They played their home games at McCook Field in Lawrence, Kansas. Harry Neilson was the team captain.
- "1917 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1917-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 181.