We're Number One

The Mail

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

The Associated Press and United Press International wire services have both selected the University of Alabama football team as national champion. But if our Harvard boys were to play Alabama, the outcome might be surprising--our evidence indicates Harvard would win by exactly 500 points. This evidence is based on comparative scores of games played by Harvard and Alabama and a few teams in between.... Winner  Loser  Points  Score Harvard  Massachusetts  6  20-14 Massachusetts  Buffalo  2  24-22 Buffalo  Delaware  37  37-0 Delaware  Rutgers  9  27-18 Rutgers  Boston University  9  9-0 Boston U.  Geo. Washington  8  15-7 Geo. Washington  Villanova  7  13-6 Villanova  Toledo  16  22-6 Toledo  Western Michigan  8  21-13 Western Michigan  Ohio U.  5  13- Ohio U.  Bowling Green  21  21-0 Bowling Green  Miami (O)  3  21-18 Miami (Ohio)  Northwestern  1  28-27 Northwestern  Oregon State  4  7-3 Oregon State  Syracuse  18  31-13 Syracuse  U.C.L.A.  39  39-0 U.C.L.A.  Penn State  7  21-14 Penn State  Ohio State  27  27-0 Ohio State  Illinois  26  26-0 Illinois  Michigan State  16  16-0 Michigan State  Purdue  14  21-7 Purdue  Michigan  1  21-20 Michigan  Navy  21  21-0 Navy  Duke  13  27-14 Duke  Maryland  7  24-17 Maryland  Clemson  34  34-0 Clemson  Wake Forest  19  21-2 Wake Forest  V.P.I.  17  38-21 V.P.I.  Florida State  9  20-11 Florida State  Kentucky  42  48-6 Kentucky  Vanderbuilt  1  22-21 Vanderbilt  Wake Forest  3  9-6 Wake Forest  Virginia  10  31-21 Virginia  North Carolina  4  31-27 North Carolina  Wake Forest  23  23-0 Wake Forest  Duke  13  20-7 Duke  South Carolina  0  9-9 South Carolina  Georgia  0  7-7 Georgia  Florida  7  14-7 Florida  Auburn  14  14-0 Auburn  Georgia Tech  -4  3-7 Georgia Tech  Alabama  -17  7-24     500 points

Charles G. Taylor '68   Scott N. Steketee '67