The 1930 college football season
saw Notre Dame
repeat as national champion under the Dickinson system, and a post-season Rose Bowl matchup between two unbeaten (9-0-0) teams, Washington State
, ranked #2 and #3, respectively. Alabama won the Pasadena contest, 24-0.
Major conferences that existed in 1930 were the Western Conference(today's Big Ten), the Pacific Coast Conference (now the Pac-10), the Big Six (forerunner of the Big 12), the Southwest Conference, and the Southern Conference (whose members later formed the SEC and the ACC). At season's end, the Rissman Trophy was awarded to the team that finished first in the "Dickinson ratings", which considered strength of schedule, in that a win, loss or tie against a "strong" opponent was worth more than one against a lesser team, and the results were averaged.
September 20 Stanford
opened its season against a non-college team, beating the West Coast Army club, 32-0September 27
Nearly all the big schools scheduled tune-up games against weaker visitors, and all but one shut out the opposition. Michigan
opened its season with a doubleheader, beating Denison 33-0 and Eastern Michigan 7-0. Other schools rolled up high schores, as Stanford
beat the Olympic Club, 18-0; Army
beat Boston University 39-0; Alabama
beat Samford, 43-0; USC
rolled over UCLA 52-0; Tennessee
beat Maryville College 54-0; Dartmouth
beat Norwich College 79-0; and Tulane
defeated Lafayette College of Louisiana,... Read More