The 1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football team, coached by Jock Sutherland, represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1931 college football season. The Panthers finished the regular season with eight wins and a single loss at Notre Dame and were considered the champions of the East. Parke H. Davis, recognized as a "major selector" in the official NCAA football records book, named Pitt as one of that season's co-national champions. The team is also recognized as national champion in 1931 by College Football Data Warehouse and according to a Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
|1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football|
Co-national champion (Parke H. Davis)
|Head coach||Jock Sutherland (8th season)|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||Pitt Stadium|
|1931 NCAA independents football records|
|September 26||Miami (OH)||W 61-0|
|October 3||at Iowa||W 20-0|
|October 10||West Virginia||W 34-0|
|October 17||Western Reserve||W 32-0|
|October 24||at Notre Dame||L 12-25|
|October 31||at Penn State||W 41-6|
|November 7||Carnegie Tech||W 14-6|
|November 14||Army||W 26-0|
|November 26||Nebraska||W 40-0|
The 1915 team was selected or recognized as national champions by multiple selectors, of which Parke H. Davis's selection is recognized as "major" (i.e. national in scope) by the official NCAA football records book. College Football Data Warehouse also recognizes Pitt as a national champion in 1915, as did a 1970 Sports Illustrated study that has served as the historical basis of the university's historical national championship claims since its original publication.
These are the selectors that determined Pitt to be national champions in 1931.
* A "major" selector that was "national scope" according to the official NCAA football records book.
*Bold – Consensus All-American
1931 Pittsburgh Panthers football—national champions
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National championship seasons in bold