The 1915 NCAA football season had no clear-cut champion, with the Official NCAA Division I Football Records Book listing Cornell, Oklahoma, and Pittsburgh as having been selected national champions. Only Cornell and Pittsburgh claim national championships for the 1915 season.
The Southwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (later to be known as simply the Southwest Conference) began its first season of play in football in 1915.
The Rose Bowl was played for the first time since its inception on January 1, 1902 following the 1901 season. Washington State would defeat Brown 14-0. The game has been played annually ever since.
The following is a potentially incomplete list of conference standings:
- Team scoring most points: Vanderbilt, 514 to 38.
- Player scoring most points: Jerry DaPrato, Michigan Agricultural, 185
- Player scoring most touchdowns: Jerry DaPrato, Michigan Agricultural, 34
- Player scoring most goals after touchdown: F. Parke Geyer, Oklahoma, 56
- Player scoring most field goals: William T. Van de Graaff, Alabama, 11
- Longest punt: Fritz Shiverick, Cornell, 86 yards, inclusive of roll of ball
- Longest run from kickoff: John Barrett, Washington & Lee, 101 yards
- Longest punt return: James DeHart, Pittsburgh, 105 yards
- Longest run from scrimmage: Dave Tayloe, North Carolina, and John R. Georgetown, 90 yards each
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