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Early American Rugby Style Champs

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         EARLY AMERICAN RUGBY STYLE COLLEGE CHAMPIONS
                SEASONS 1872/73 – 1889/90
                        DIVISION I
CARRYING GAME   
1858/59 – 1870/72 N/A 
  
BOSTON  RULES GAME  
TEAM                                RECORD RATING RUNNERUP
1871/72 N/A 
1872/73 HARVARD UNIV                 1-1-0  56.5  N/A   
1873/74 HARVARD UNIV                 2-1-1  61.1  N/A  
1874/75 HARVARD UNIV                 5-1-0  66.5  TUFTS COLL    
  
AMERICAN  RUGBY GAME
TEAM                                RECORD RATING RUNNERUP  
1875/76 HARVARD UNIV                 4-0-0  76.3  TUFTS COLL 
1876/77 HARVARD UNIV                 4-1-0  69.5  YALE COLL  
1877/78 YALE COLL                    4-0-1  80.0  HARVARD UNIV 
1878/79 PRINCETON COLL               6-0-0  84.5  YALE COLL   
1879/80 PRINCETON COLL               5-0-1  83.5  YALE COLL  
1880/81 YALE COLL                    7-0-1  90.3  PRINCETON COLL     
1881/82 PRINCETON COLL               7-0-2  91.3  HARVARD UNIV   
1882/83 U MICHIGAN                   1-0-0  60.2  U CALIFORNIA     
1883/84 KENDALL GREEN(GALLAUDET) COL 4-1-0  71.9  COLORADO  COLL 
1884/85 COLORADO COLL                3-0-0  65.9  U CALIFORNIA   
1885/86 COLORADO  COLL               2-0-0  59.6  N/A  
1886/87 U MINNESOTA                  1-1-0  56.2  N/A 
1887/88 U MINNESOTA                  2-0-0  60.8  MACALESTER COLL 
1888/89 WAKEFOREST COLL              2-1-0  60.1  TRINITY (DUKE) COLL 
1889/90 U MINNESOTA                  3-1-0  60.0  MACALESTER COLL 
  
ENGLISH RUGBY UNION   
1890/91 N/A 
 
                 SEASONS 1858/59 – 1889/90 
                      DIVISION II 

CARRYING GAME

TEAM                               RECORD RATING RUNNERUP

1858/59 HARVARD 1860 JUNIORS        2-0-0  54.1  HARVARD 1861 SOPHS

1859/60 HARVARD 1860 SRS/1862 SOPHS 1-0-0  53.0  HARVARD 1862 SOPHS

1860/61 – 1870/71 N/A

 

BOSTON RULES GAME

TEAM                               RECORD RATING RUNNERUP  

1871/72 HARVARD 1874 SOPHS          4-0-0  57.8  ALL-HARVARD UNIV TEAM

1872/73 HARVARD 1874 JUNIORS        4-0-0  59.3  HARVARD 1876 FROSH

1873/74 HARVARD 1877 FROSH          3-1-0  55.3  HARVARD HOLWORTHY DORM

1874/75 TUFTS B TEAM                0-1-4  58.6  HARVARD 1877 SOPHS

 

AMERICAN RUGBY GAME

TEAM                               RECORD RATING RUNNERUP  

1875/76 HARVARD 1879 FROSH          2-2-0  55.4  TUFTS B TEAM 

1876/77 HARVARD 1880 FROSH          5-2-0  59.4  HARVARD 1879 SOPHS

1877/78 HARVARD 1881 FROSH          5-1-2  65.5  BROOKLYN POLY INST

1878/79 HARVARD 1882 FROSH          2-1-0  57.3  PRINCETON 1881 SOPHS

1879/80 RUTGERS 1882 SOPHS          5-1-1  69.3  YALE 1883 FROSH 

1880/81 PRINCETON 1883 SOPHS        4-0-1  63.8  BROOKLYN POLY INST

1881/82 YALE 1885 FROSH             6-0-0  70.3  PRINCETON 1885 FROSH

1882/83 LAFAYETTE 1884 JUNIORS      2-0-0  56.3  HOWARD UNIV  

1883/84 DICKINSON 1887 FROSH        1-0-0  57.7  HOWARD UNIV

1884/85 (OLD) CHICAGO UNIV          1-1-0  53.0  WASH & JEFF 1887 JRS

1885/86 U CALIFORNIA 1888 SOPHS     1-0-0  52.1  U CALIFORNIA 1889 FROSH

1886/87 NO CAR 1887SRS/1890 FROSH   1-0-0  52.1  NO CAR 1888JRS/1889 SOPHS

1887/88 NO CAR 1889JRS/1890 SOPHS   1-0-0  52.1  NO CAR 1888SRS/1891 FROSH

1888/89 NORTH CAROLINA 1891 SOPHS   1-2-1  53.5  U ILLINOIS

1889/90 U MINNESOTA ALUMNI          0-2-0  50.8  SOUTH CAROLINA UNIV

 

ENGLISH RUGBY UNION

1890/91 N/A  

                    SEASONS 1871/72 – 1883/84
                        DIVISION III 

CARRYING GAME

1858/59 – 1870/71 N/A

 

BOSTON RULES GAME

TEAM                               RECORD RATING RUNNERUP  

1871/72 HARVARD 1873 JUNIORS        0-1-0  47.3  HARVARD 1875 FROSH

1872/73 HARVARD 1875 SOPHS          0-1-0  44.2  HARVARD LAWRENCE SCIENCE

1873/74 HARVARD 1875 JUNIORS        0-1-0  43.9  HARVARD 1876 SOPHS

1874/75 TUFTS 1877 SOPHS            1-0-0  46.2  HARVARD 1876 JUNIORS

  

AMERICAN RUGBY GAME

TEAM                               RECORD RATING RUNNERUP

1875/76 TUFTS 1879 FROSH            1-0-0  46.6  TUFTS 1877 JRS/1879 FROSH

1876/77 HARVARD 1878 JUNIORS        1-0-0  46.2  TUFTS 1878 JRS/1879 SOPHS

1877/78 PENNSYLVANIA 1879 JUNIORS   3-1-0  50.8  U MICHIGAN 1880 SOPHS

1878/79 TUFTS 1881 SOPHS            1-0-0  51.6  WORC FREE(POLY)1880 MIDLER

1879/80 WESLEYAN 1880SRS/1882 SOPHS 1-0-0  48.0  PRINCETON EAST/WEST HALLS 

1880/81 BROWN 1883 SOPHS            1-0-0  47.2  DARTMOUTH 1883 SOPHS

1881/82 BROWN& DARTMOUTH 1884 SOPHS 1-0-0  47.2  COLUMBIA 1882 SENIORS

1882/83 N/A

1883/84 COLORADO COLL“IRVING INST”  1-0-0  47.2  U MICHIGAN 1886 SOPHS

1884/85 – 1889/90 N/A

 

BRITISH RUGBY UNION

1890/91 N/A

 

 

               EARLY COLLEGE RUGBY TEAM COUNTS
          POSSIBLE TEAM COUNTS/ACTUAL TEAM COUNTS
              SEASON     DIV I     DIV II     DIV III
              1858/59               5/5
              1859/60               5/4
              1860/61
              1861/62
              1862/63
              1863/64
              1864/65
              1865/66
              1866/67
              1867/68
              1868/69
              1869/70
              1870/71
              1871/72               2/2         3/3
              1872/73     1/1       2/2         2/2
              1873/74     1/1       3/3         4/2
              1874/75     2/2       4/4         3/3
              1875/76     6/5       4/3         4/4
              1876/77     7/6      11/7         8/4
              1877/78    10/9      21/16       24/17
              1878/79    14/13     22/15       12/10
              1879/80     9/8      34/24       21/12
              1880/81    14/13     35/22       21/8
              1881/82    13/12     54/44       19/7
              1882/83    15/10     23/15           
              1883/84     8/6      23/9         5/4
              1884/85    10/7      20/6            
              1885/86     7/1      12/2           
              1886/87     4/1       4/2           
              1887/88    10/7       6/3         
              1888/89     6/6       5/1         
              1889/90     7/6       2/1      
              1890/91     
Notes:
1) 'Possible Team Counts' include scheduled games not played or 
    scores not available or there were teams but no records found.
2) 'Actual Team Counts' are the actual number of teams with rugby 
    games with numeric Scores, and includes W (for win) or L 
    (for loss). 

 

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