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1914 College Football Top 25

Yale Bowl on opening day, 1914

Pictured above is the Yale Bowl on its opening day, November 21st, 1914. Its bowl-shaped design would be emulated by football stadiums thereafter, most notably by the Rose Bowl, which borrowed not only its design but its name as well. The Yale Bowl is thus the root reason we call postseason football games "bowl" games today, and is perhaps the actual "Granddaddy of them all." When it opened, the Yale Bowl was by far the biggest stadium in America, and a record 70,000 spectators came to watch Harvard deliver Yale her worst beating ever, 36-0.

And this was a very strong Yale team. They finished 7-2, their other loss coming 13-7 to 10-1 Washington & Jefferson (who also lost to Harvard), and they beat 8-1 Virginia, 8-1 Lehigh, 6-2 Notre Dame, 5-2-1 Colgate, 5-2-2 Brown, and 5-2-1 Princeton by an average score of 25-5. Yet Harvard stomped them like a patsy. There can be little doubt that Harvard's starting lineup was the most powerful football team in America. Problem is, Harvard's starting lineup only actually started the first 2 games, against cupcakes. After that, almost every starter was lost to injury, and Harvard ended up suffering 2 upset ties, finishing 7-0-2. That left the door open for 7-0 Illinois and 9-0 Army, whom I think would have battled for #1 in a 1914 AP poll, leaving the undoubted best team in the country, Harvard, at #3.


I covered these 3 teams and the top of a hypothetical 1914 AP poll in detail in my 1914 national championship article, and in that article I also summarized 8-0 Texas and 9-0 Missouri S&T. As I said in the article, Illinois and Army are very hard to separate for #1, so I'm not going to bother to do so here. They share #1. Sorry Harvard, but the best team doesn't always win: injuries were and are a part of the game.


Illinois and Army share #1, Harvard #3.

Washington & Jefferson, Yale, Princeton, and Dartmouth

10-1 Washington & Jefferson and 7-2 Yale would easily have been #4 and #5 in a 1914 AP poll. W&J only lost at #3 Harvard, and by just 1 point, and they won 13-7 at Yale. Yale only lost to #3 Harvard and #4 W&J, and as noted they defeated 5-2-1 Princeton (will be rated #6), 6-2 Notre Dame (#9), 5-2-1 Colgate (#14), 8-1 Lehigh (#21), 8-1 Virginia (#20), and 5-2-2 Brown (nearly rated). Needless to say, that is a simply amazing collection of wins, and only the Princeton game was close.

It is, however, unclear whether an AP poll would have gone with 5-2-1 Princeton or 8-1 Dartmouth next. Princeton defeated Dartmouth 16-12, but it was a close home win, and Princeton was tied by 6-1-1 Williams (#24) at home the next week, Halloween Day. Dartmouth won 21-3 at Williams, and their performance for the season was far better than that of Princeton. They also beat Syracuse (5-3-2, #16) 40-0, while Princeton beat them 12-7. I'm going to settle this one with another tie.

Washington & Jefferson #4, Yale #5, and Princeton and Dartmouth share #6

Washington & Jefferson

Washington & Jefferson coach Bob Folwell

Washington & Jefferson had gone 10-0-1 the previous season, but this year's 10-1 team was even better, and if not for the 1-point loss at #3 Harvard, they would have been national champions. In addition to beating #5 Yale, they topped #10 Pittsburgh (8-1) and #17 Rutgers, and they played all of the aforementioned games on the road. I summarized their titanic struggle with Harvard in the Harvard section of my 1914 national championship article.

Washington & Jefferson halfback Johnny SpiegelThe coach was Bob Folwell, pictured above. If the picture seems familiar, it's because I also used it for my article on the top 25 of 1923, when he was coach of #13 Navy, and I used it again for the 1917 top 25, when he was coach of #4 Penn. You'll likely be seeing it again at some point, when he is the coach of strong Lafayette teams 1909-1911 (they were top 10 in 1909). I summarized his career in the linked 1923 article, but in brief, he was 109-31-9 at 4 schools, which puts him on the list for best all-time coaching win percentage, and in 15 of 16 years that he coached, his teams were top 25. He is somehow not in the Hall of Fame, by far their most egregious omission.

Washington & Jefferson recruited Folwell away from Lafayette, where he had gone 22-4-1, and he posted a terrific 36-5-3 record here 1912-1915. In 1912 they tied Jim Thorpe's top 10 Carlisle team, and as noted, in 1913 they went 10-0-1, and were the highest-scoring team in the nation. This season, after beating Yale, the team received a note of congratulations from Theodore Roosevelt.

This Washington & Jefferson team fielded a full 6 starters (of 11) who would make first-team All American lists in their careers, 4 of them this season. The star was consensus AA halfback Johnny Spiegel (pictured at left), who had led the nation in scoring in 1913. Center and captain Burleigh Cruikshank and tackle Britain Patterson each made 6 first-team AA lists, and end Reginald Bovill made 1. End Fred Heyman and tackle Maurice Witherspoon would make first-team AA lists in 1915.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth football coach Frank CavanaughDartmouth guard Clarence "Doc" Spears

Dartmouth
was coached by Hall of Famer Frank Cavanaugh (pictured above at left), who played at end here 1896-1897. He went 42-9-3 as coach here 1911-1916, then went 48-14-5 at Boston College 1919-1926, then 34-14-4 at Fordham 1927-1932 (bringing them their first top 25 season in 1930). Overall he was 145-48-17.

Dartmouth was led on the field by Hall of Fame guard Clarence "Doc" Spears (pictured above at right), a consensus AA this year and next. He would succeed Cavanaugh as coach at Dartmouth, going 21-9-1 over 4 years. He became a doctor, which is why they eventually called him "Doc," but he continued coaching as well, at West Virginia, Minnesota, Oregon, Wisconsin, Toledo, and Maryland. Overall, he was 148-83-14 at the 7 schools.

Quarterback Milt Ghee made 4 first-team AA lists this season, and later played for the Canton Bulldogs with Jim Thorpe, winning 2 championships. In 1917 he threw 17 touchdown passes and was all-pro. Fullback Lawrence Whitney made 7 first-team AA lists, and had previously won a bronze medal in the shotput at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.

Minnesota, Notre Dame, and Pittsburgh

Coming in next in an AP poll would have likely been 6-1 Minnesota, 8-1 Pittsburgh, and 6-2 Notre Dame, in that order. But I'm going to flip Pitt and Notre Dame here.

6-1 Minnesota took their loss to #1 Illinois, and they defeated #11 Chicago, #12 Wisconsin, 4-3 Iowa (nearly rated), 5-2-1 South Dakota (nearly rated), and 4-3 Iowa State.

8-1 Pitt took their loss by just 13-10 at home to #4 Washington & Jefferson, and they defeated #14 Cornell 9-3 on the road and #23 Penn State 13-3 at home. Their problem, compared to Notre Dame, is 2 close wins over teams that wouldn't qualify for a top 40, 6-3 Navy and 5-9-1 Carlisle. 6-2 Notre Dame took their losses to #1 Army and #5 Yale, and while neither game was close, no one else came within a touchdown of Notre Dame. They routed #16 Syracuse 20-0 on the road and 5-2-1 South Dakota (nearly rated) 33-0 on a neutral field.


Minnesota #8, Notre Dame #9, and Pittsburgh #10.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh coach Joseph Duff

Pittsburgh was coached by Joseph Duff, Jr., who had been an All American guard at Princeton in 1911. He went 14-3-2 as coach here 1913-1914, then graduated from law school in the Spring and left coaching behind. He was killed in action in WWI. Duff and the players he recruited paved the way for Pop Warner to come to Pitt in 1915 and proceed to go unbeaten all the way to 1918, winning a pair of national championships along the way.

And what a group of players! Hall of Fame center Bob Peck was the only first-team All American Pitt was recognized for this year, but 3 more of this year's players would be recognized in ensuing seasons. Peck would be consensus AA in 1915 and 1916. End James Herron would be consensus AA in 1916, and halfback Andy Hastings and guard Claude "Tiny" Thornhill would be nonconsensus AA in 1916.

Hastings led the team in rushing this year and next, and totaled 1527 yards rushing and 255 points for his career. Thornhill became a longtime assistant to coach Pop Warner, and would ultimately be best known as the head coach for Stanford's "Vow Boys," who won 3 straight PCC titles 1933-1935, and an MNC in 1935. When the Vow Boys graduated, however, Thornhill struggled, and he only ended up 35-25-7 as head coach at Stanford 1933-1939.

Chicago, Wisconsin, and Nebraska

Missouri Valley champion 7-0-1 Nebraska would have been rated higher than 4-2-1 Chicago and 4-2-1 Wisconsin, and it's a close call, but I don't think I can allow that. As you might have guessed, Chicago and Wisconsin tied each other. They each took their pair of losses to #1 Illinois and #8 Minnesota, and each in their last 2 games. Since Chicago played close in one of those games, and had one close win to 2 for Wisconsin, and because the tie between the two occurred at Wisconsin, it is easy to rate Chicago higher. Both defeated 2 nearly-rated teams (4-3 Iowa and 5-2 Purdue for Chicago, 5-2 Ohio State and 5-2 Purdue for Wisconsin).

7-0-1 Nebraska took an upset tie to 5-2-1 South Dakota (nearly rated) at home. Since South Dakota only lost to #8 Minnesota and #9 Notre Dame, it is conceivable that they were a top 25 team, but due to rest of their schedule, they accomplished nothing at all aside from tying Nebraska, so there is no way to know. Nebraska also struggled to beat 6-3 Washburn 14-7 at home. But those games were early. After that, Nebraska took off, winning 24-0 over 5-2 Michigan State (#22), 20-7 over 4-3 Iowa State, 35-0 over 5-2-1 Kansas, and 16-7 at 4-3 Iowa (nearly rated). Chicago only beat Iowa 7-0 at home.

Nebraska likely was better than Chicago and Wisconsin this year, but the problem with rating them higher than those teams is that there is no way 5-2-1 South Dakota would have been rated in a top 25, and therefore Nebraska's home tie with them is too big a problem, considering that Chicago and Wisconsin took no upsets.

Chicago #11, Wisconsin #12, and Nebraska #13.

Colgate, Cornell, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Michigan

Here we have a clot of teams that played tough schedules and thus took a bunch of losses and ties: 5-2-1 Colgate, 8-2 Cornell, 5-3-2 Syracuse, 5-3-1 Rutgers, and 6-3 Michigan.

5-2-1 Colgate took their losses to #1 Army and #5 Yale. They were tied at 5-3-2 Syracuse, but won a huge game 7-3 at 8-2 Cornell. Cornell's other loss came to #10 Pitt by 6 points, and they crushed all the rest of their opponents, highlighted by a 28-13 win at 6-3 Michigan.

5-3-2 Syracuse took their losses to #6 Princeton, #6 Dartmouth, and #9 Notre Dame. In addition to Colgate, they tied 5-3-1 Rutgers (both games at home). Like Cornell, their big win came against 6-3 Michigan, won 20-6 at home.

5-3-1 Rutgers took their losses to #1 Army, #4 Washington & Jefferson, and #6 Princeton, and as noted, they tied Syracuse on the road. They did not, however, defeat a top 25 team, their best win coming 16-7 over 5-3 Tufts (nearly rated) on a neutral field. But they get the nod over Michigan here because they tied Syracuse, where Michigan lost.

6-3 Michigan took their losses to #3 Harvard and to the aforementioned Cornell and Syracuse. Their one big win came 3-0 at 5-2 Michigan State (#22).

Colgate #14, Cornell #15, Syracuse #16, Rutgers #17, and Michigan #18.

Texas and Virginia

Here come the first of this year's token teams, 8-0 Texas representing the Southwest, and 8-1 Virginia representing the South. 8-0 Texas smashed all of their opponents, including 32-7 over 9-1-1 Oklahoma. I summarized them in my 1914 national championship article. This is their first-ever top 25 team.

8-1 Virginia lost to #5 Yale, but they smashed the rest of their opponents, including 20-3 over 10-1 North Carolina (nearly rated).

Texas #19, Virginia #20.

Lehigh, Michigan State, Penn State, and Williams

It's not at all clear which teams a 1914 AP poll would have rated next, but the above-listed four teams would have been candidates for the slots, and due to a pair of huge ties, we're going with them: 8-1 Lehigh, 5-2 Michigan State, 5-3-1 Penn State, and 6-1-1 Williams. The "huge ties" obviously belonged to Penn State and Williams, and those ties came against #3 Harvard and #6 Princeton.

8-1 Lehigh took their loss to #5 Yale, and their big win came 20-7 over Penn State. 5-2 Michigan State took their losses to #13 Nebraska and to #18 Michigan (by just 3 points), and they also notched their one big win over Penn State, edging them 6-3 on the road. Since Lehigh performed a bit better against that common opponent, and they also had the better straight record, we'll rank them higher.

In addition to Lehigh and Michigan State, 5-3-1 Penn State lost at #10 Pittsburgh. PSU's big "win" was a 13-13 tie at #3 Harvard. Their best actual win came 17-0 at 5-3-2 Lafayette, who wasn't close to top 25, so the bulk of what PSU really accomplished this season was that tie at Harvard. And in truth, due to massive injuries for Harvard, the tie was earned mostly against Harvard's substitutes (this game is summarized in the Harvard section of my 1914 national championship article). But a tie with Harvard's substitutes on the road is still more than almost all of the teams covered below accomplished.

6-1-1 Williams lost at #6 Dartmouth 21-3, but they brought home their own big "win" with a 7-7 tie at #6 Princeton. Their best actual win came 17-13 over 6-3 Springfield (nearly rated), who lost to #1 Army by only a touchdown. But Williams posted close wins over poor teams, 2-6-1 Vermont and 4-2-1 Trinity (Connecticut), while all of PSU's wins came by more than a touchdown, so we'll rate PSU higher.

Williams wasn't a one-hit wonder: we'll see them again when I do the 1912 top 25. Their star player this year was halfback Andrew Toolan, who made a list of the season's best players published by Outing magazine. He enabled the 7-7 tie at Princeton with a 55 yard run to set up his touchdown pass.

Lehigh #21, Michigan State #22, Penn State #23, and Williams #24.

Last Slot: Washington & Lee vs. Washington

There are a lot of teams that we could look at for this last spot in the top 25, but I think a 1914 AP poll would have come down to 9-0 Washington & Lee vs. 6-0-1 Washington. Washington & Lee had gone 8-1 in both 1912 and 1913, and Washington was unbeaten this year for the 7th straight season, so the football world was already paying attention to these teams before the season had started.

My problem here is with 9-0 Washington & Lee. Their best win came 7-6 over 6-2-1 Virginia Tech on a neutral field, but VT was not close to top 25, so W&L accomplished very little, and they struggled twice more in defeating mediocre 5-4 West Virginia and 3-3-1 North Carolina State. Though they appear to have received more attention from the press than did 9-0 Tennessee, very little separates these teams, and when we do split hairs, Tennessee comes out on top in comparison. In fact, I can't find even one argument, however tenuous, for rating W&L ahead of Tennessee. Tennessee had a slightly better average margin of victory, they played more winning teams (5, while W&L played 3 plus 2 .500 teams), and they had 2 close wins to 3 for W&L. I'd be inclined to rate Tennessee higher. But both of these teams were very unimpressive.

West Coast champion 6-0-1 Washington, as noted, went unbeaten for the 7th straight season, and though they were tied by 7-0-2 Oregon State at a neutral site, no other team came within a touchdown of them. Now, the problem is, there was no real connection between the Northwest teams and the rest of the country, so there is no sure way to gauge how strong this region was. No data from this season, anyway. The region would prove itself with big intersectional wins over the next 2 seasons, and as such, it is probable that Washington, as well as 7-0-2 Oregon State, were better than their ratings this season. Oregon State will rout this year's #22 team, Michigan State, on the road in 1915, for MSU's only loss.

Naturally, however, I'd rather not be rating teams based on what they do in ensuing seasons. The real point here is that Washington & Lee performed poorly too often, so I'm going with Washington for this last slot.


Washington #25.

Others Receiving Votes

Here are the teams closest to making this top 25. For the 1915 top 25, we only had 5 teams on this list, but for this season, we have an explosion to 14 teams. Obviously this was a very deep year for strong football teams nationwide, and therefore a much more difficult top 25 to get into than the top 25 of many of the seasons that followed. Western Michigan went 6-0 this season, but their schedule was too low-level for consideration for this list.

Washington & Lee 9-0

Washington & Lee halfback Harry "Cy" Young

As covered above, 9-0 Washington & Lee didn't beat anyone of much value, and they had 3 close wins over unrated opponents. They did score 103 points on Morris Harvey, now known as the University of Charleston, but overall W&L was not nearly as impressive as, for example, 9-0 Missouri S&T (covered below), who didn't qualify for a spot in the top 25 themselves.

Coaching Washington & Lee was Walter "Jogger" Elcock, who had played tackle for Dartmouth 1909-1911. He went a terrific 21-3-3 here 1914-1916, and though he went 9-0 this year, 7-1-1 in 1915, and 5-2-2 in 1916, the 1916 edition was actually his best team. That team played a vastly more ambitious schedule than this year's edition did, losing by 7 to #3 Army and by 4 to #16 Washington & Jefferson, tying 8-0-1 Georgia Tech, and winning 10-0 over 6-3-1 Navy. It's the only team of his that made the top 25.

Tackle Ted Schultz was a nonconsensus AA this year, and would be team captain in 1915. The star player, though, was Hall of Fame halfback Harry "Cy" Young (pictured). This guy could not get enough of college football, playing for Marshall 1910-1911, for Michigan's freshman team in 1912, and for Washington & Lee 1913-1916. He led W&L in scoring all 4 years he was here, tallying 57 points this season. W&L was 29-4-3 during his time here, and he was team captain in 1916, as well as president of his class. But football wasn't his only game, and he won a total of 16 letters in 4 sports at W&L.

Tennessee 9-0

Tennessee football coach Zora ClevengerSimilar to 9-0 Washington & Lee, 9-0 Tennessee didn't beat anyone of any value, and they had 2 close wins over unrated opponents. One of those was a pretty big deal for Tennessee, 16-14 over Vanderbilt, who had been ruling the South, but Vanderbilt was only 3-6 this season, so there was no value in it as far as getting into a top 25 is concerned. Their first top 25 finish will come 2 years later, when they beat a 7-1-1 Vanderbilt team.

Tennessee was coached by Zora Clevenger (pictured), who had played halfback for mediocre-to-poor Indiana teams 1900-1903. Oddly enough, he is enshrined in the Hall of Fame as a player, an honor that was "earned," as far as I can tell, by his being an influential athletic director at Indiana 1923-1946. He went 26-15-2 as coach of Tennessee 1911-1915, and then he left for Kansas State, KSU coach John "Chief" Bender coming to Tennessee in swap. Clevenger went 19-9-2 at KSU 1916-1919, and overall he was 47-32-7 at 3 schools.

Tennessee won the SIAA this year, their first-ever conference title. Tackle Farmer Kelly was the captain, and he was All-Southern and listed by Outing magazine as one of the nation's top players. End Graham Vowell, who scored 3 touchdowns in a 23-6 win over 5-3 Kentucky this year, would be captain of Tennessee's 1916 team that first made the top 25, and he would be All-Southern that year and make Walter Camp's 3rd team AA list.

Missouri S&T 9-0

I covered Missouri S&T, then known as "Missouri School of Mines" or "Rolla" (the town where the school is located) in my 1914 national championship article. They outscored their opponents by a crazy 569-6, topping Missouri 9-0 and Arkansas 44-0. This is the team from this list that I came closest to ranking in the top 25. I would certainly rank them in my own top 25, as they definitely outperformed #19 Texas, as one example. But these top 25 lists are based on hypothetical AP polls, and I don't think enough writers would have been aware of Rolla to rank them in 1914. And their schedule was mostly "lower-division" in nature, so there is some reason not to rank them.

Oregon State 7-0-2

7-0-2 Oregon State tied #25 Washington (6-0-1) on a neutral field. Their other tie came in a home game with 4-2-1 Oregon, who lost to Washington and to a semi-pro athletic club. Oregon and Oregon State both make the top 25 for 1915, and both might well have been top 25 caliber this year as well, but we'll never know.

Auburn 8-0-1

Auburn's 8-0-1 finish in 1914 was coming on the heels of their terrific 8-0 finish the year before. Their best wins this year were 19-0 over 6-2 Mississippi State in Birmingham and 14-0 at 6-2 Georgia Tech, but they suffered a tie to 3-5-1 Georgia in Atlanta, and they performed poorly in close wins over 3-6 Vanderbilt and 5-9-1 Carlisle.

Colorado Mines 5-0-1

5-0-1 Colorado Mines was this year's Rocky Mountain champion. They were tied at 4-1-1 Colorado College, but they secured the title with a 6-2 win over 5-1 Colorado at home. Colorado Mines was coached by William "Bo" Hanley, who went 9-2-1 here 1914-1915. He had played tackle for Marquette's 1909 team that garnered some bit of national (or at least regional) acclaim for tying 7-0-1 Notre Dame, and he had been known as the "Marquette Marvel" there. Hanley left coaching behind to become a doctor, but he did play some professional football in the 1920s on the side.

Springfield 6-3

Springfield (Massachusetts) was never quite Top 25 caliber, though they came close a few times. This was the last time. The losses were 44-0 at #3 Harvard (ugly), 13-6 at #1 Army (terrific), and 17-13 at #24 Williams (good showing). They didn't beat anyone of any value, but all of their wins came by more than a touchdown.

South Dakota 5-2-1

5-2-1 South Dakota has a very strong argument for inclusion in the top 25, simply because they tied 7-0-1 Nebraska (#13) and they took no upset losses. Still, their losses were ugly, 33-0 to #9 Notre Dame and 29-7 to #8 Minnesota, they posted an uglier 9-7 win over 5-4 Creighton at home (Creighton lost to Haskell 38-0, who lost to #19 Texas 23-7), and the rest of their wins were completely worthless. As such, it is easy to write their Nebraska tie off as an anomaly.

Ohio State 5-2

5-2 Ohio State lost 37-0 at #1 Illinois and 7-6 to #12 Wisconsin at home, the latter their best result of the season. They did not beat a team of any value, and they performed poorly in a 7-6 win at 4-6 Case.

Purdue 5-2

5-2 Purdue lost 21-0 at #11 Chicago and 14-7 at #12 Wisconsin, so like Ohio State, they gave Wisconsin a good game. Their schedule wasn't much better than Ohio State's, but they did beat 5-3 Kentucky 40-6 (9-0 Tennessee beat them 23-6), and unlike OSU, Purdue had no close wins. Might have been a top 25 team power-wise. Their coach, Hall of Famer Andy Smith, would win national championships at Cal in the 1920s.

Iowa 4-3

4-3 Iowa may have been the best of this trio of Big 10 teams outside the top 25. They lost by just 7-0 at #11 Chicago, 7-0 at #8 Minnesota, and 16-7 at #13 Nebraska, and their wins were dominating, including a 26-6 win at 4-3 Iowa State. They scored 95 on Northern Iowa. Their coach, Jesse Hawley, would win a national championship at Dartmouth in 1925.

Brown 5-2-2

5-2-2 Brown's great triumph this season was a tie with the 2nd and 3rd team players of #3 Harvard, who rested their starters against Brown so that they would be fresh against archrival Yale the next week. Brown's great debacle this season was a tie with 2-4-2 Amherst. Their losses came to #5 Yale and #15 Cornell. Brown did not beat a good team, and they struggled to get past 2-6-1 Vermont 12-9 and 5-9-1 Carlisle 20-14.

North Carolina 10-1

1914 North Carolina football team

10-1 North Carolina took their loss 20-3 at #20 Virginia. Their big win was 16-3 over 5-1-1 Davidson on a neutral field. They generally put up big scores in the rest of their games, but posted 2 poor performances, 10-9 at 3-6 Vanderbilt and 12-7 over 3-6 Wake Forest on a neutral field.

The coach was Thomas "Doggie" Trenchard, who had been an All American end at Princeton way back in 1893. He had coached North Carolina to a 7-1-1 record in 1895, and then he came back 18 years later for this short stint 1913-1915 and went 19-8-1, putting his UNC total at 26-9-2. With short stints at 3 other schools, his career total was but 34-28-6, so obviously he did his best work at UNC.

The star player this year was halfback David Tayloe, who made Outing magazine's list of the nation's best players. He was team captain this year and next.

Tufts 5-3

5-3 Tufts barely qualifies for this list. Their most notable accomplishment this season was playing #3 Harvard close in a 13-6 loss, but Harvard was beset by injuries at that point in the season, and only 3 of their regular starters were available for the game. The game was also played in rain and mud. Tufts also put in a decent effort in their 16-7 loss to #17 Rutgers, but they were awful in a 68-0 loss to #6 Dartmouth. Most of Tufts' wins came by big scores, but they only beat 2-5 Massachusetts 7-6 at home.

1914 Top 25

1) Illinois 7-0
     Army 9-0
3) Harvard 7-0-2
4) Washington & Jefferson 10-1
5) Yale 7-2
6) Princeton 5-2-1
     Dartmouth 8-1
8) Minnesota 6-1
9) Notre Dame 6-2
10) Pittsburgh 8-1

11) Chicago 4-2-1
12) Wisconsin 4-2-1
13) Nebraska 7-0-1
14) Colgate 5-2-1
15) Cornell 8-2
16) Syracuse 5-3-2
17) Rutgers 5-3-1
18) Michigan 6-3
19) Texas 8-0
20) Virginia 8-1
21) Lehigh 8-1
22) Michigan State 5-2
23) Penn State 5-3-1
24) Williams 6-1-1
25) Washington 6-0-1

Others Receiving Votes:
Washington & Lee 9-0
Tennessee 9-0
Missouri S&T 9-0
Oregon State 7-0-2
Auburn 8-0-1
Colorado Mines 5-0-1
Springfield 6-3
South Dakota 5-2-1
Ohio State 5-2
Purdue 5-2
Iowa 4-3
Brown 5-2-2
North Carolina 10-1
Tufts 5-3


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