1933 Big Ten Conference football season
|1933 Big Ten Conference football season|
|Number of teams||10|
|Season MVP||Joe Laws|
|1933 Big Ten football standings|
|#1 Michigan +||5||–||0||–||1||7||–||0||–||1|
|#3 Minnesota +||2||–||0||–||4||4||–||0||–||4|
|#5 Ohio State||4||–||1||–||0||7||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from Dickinson System
The 1933 Big Ten Conference football season was the 38th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference (also known as the Western Conference) and was a part of the 1933 college football season.
Michigan compiled a 7–0–1 record, extended its unbeaten streak to 22 games, shut out five of eight opponents, gave up an average of 2.3 points per game, outscored opponents 131 to 18, and was the Big Ten champion. In December 1933, Michigan was awarded the Knute K. Rockne Trophy as the No. 1 team in the country under the Dickinson System. Two other Big Ten teams also finished among the top five teams in the post-season Dickinson ratings: Minnesota at No. 3 and Ohio State at No. 5. Center Chuck Bernard and tackle Francis Wistert were consensus first-team picks for the 1933 College Football All-America Team.
Ohio State finished in third place with a 7–1 and its sole loss being against Michigan.
Results and team statistics
|Conf. Rank||Team||Head coach||DS||Overall record||Conf. record||PPG||PAG||MVP|
|1 (tie)||Michigan||Harry Kipke||#1||7–0–1||5–0–1||16.4||2.3||H. Everhardus|
|1 (tie)||Minnesota||Bernie Bierman||#3||4-0-4||2-0-4||8.0||4.0||Pug Lund|
|3||Ohio State||Sam Willaman||#5||7–1||4–1||20.1||3.3||M. Vuchinich|
|4||Purdue||Noble Kizer||#10||6–1–1||3–1–1||13.6||4.6||Fred Hecker|
|5 (tie)||Illinois||Robert Zuppke||NR||5–3||3–2||9.6||4.0||Dave Cook|
|5 (tie)||Iowa||Ossie Solem||NR||5–3||3–2||16.4||7.0||Joe Laws|
|7||Northwestern||Dick Hanley||NR||1–5–2||1–4–1||3.1||5.3||Ed Manske|
|8||Chicago||C. Shaughnessy||NR||3–3–2||0–3–2||14.8||7.0||Jay Berwanger|
|9||Indiana||Earle C. Hayes||NR||1–5–2||0–3–2||3.1||12.0||Bob Jones|
|10||Wisconsin||Clarence Spears||NR||2–5–1||0–5–1||6.8||9.9||Robert Schiller|
DS = Ranking in the Dickinson System, a system used at the time to rank the country's best college football teams and to award the Knute Rockne Trophy to the national champion
PPG = Average of points scored per game
PAG = Average of points allowed per game
MVP = Most valuable player as voted by players on each team as part of the voting process to determine the winner of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy
- Ted Petoskey, end, Michigan (AP, UP)
- Frank Larson, end, Minnesota (AP, UP)
- Whitey Wistert, tackle, Michigan (AP, UP)
- Ted Rosequist, tackle, Ohio State (UP)
- Dutch Fehring, tackle, Purdue (AP)
- Zud Schammel, guard, Iowa (AP, UP)
- Joseph T. Gailus, guard, Ohio State (AP, UP)
- Chuck Bernard, center, Michigan (UP)
- Jack Beynon, quarterback, Illinois (UP)
- Joe Laws, quarterback/halfback, Iowa (AP, UP)
- Pug Lund, halfback, Minnesota (AP, UP)
- Herman Everhardus, halfback, Michigan (AP)
- Duane Purvis, fullback, Purdue (AP, UP)
- Chuck Bernard, center, Michigan (AAB, AP, CO, FWAA, INS, LIB, NANA, NEA, UP, CP, DJW, MP, NYS, WC, WD)
- Francis Wistert, tackle, Michigan (AAB, CO, FWAA, UP, DJW, NYS, WC)
- Duane Purvis, fullback, Purdue (AAB, CO, LIB, NANA, UP, WC, WD)
Other Big Ten players receiving first-team All-American honors from at least one selector were:
- Ted Petoskey, end, Michigan (INS, CP, MP)
- Frank Larson, end, Minnesota (CO, NEA, NYS)
- Edgar Manske, end, Northwestern (UP)
- Zud Schammel, guard, Iowa (AP, LIB, NANA, UP)
- Joseph Gailus, guard, Ohio State (MP)
- Pug Lund, halfback, Minnesota (AP, FWAA, INS, CP, DJW, MP)
- "Dickinson Rates Michigan Eleven First in the Nation". Detroit Free Press. December 10, 1933. p. 39.
- "1933 Big Ten Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- "Most Valuable Player Ballots Sent to Judges". Chicago Tribune. December 10, 1933. p. 2-2.
- "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 5. Retrieved August 16, 2014.