Champ Pickens Cup
Awarded forChampion of the Southern Conference
CountryUnited States
Presented byBoard of sportswriters

The Champ Pickens Cup was a trophy awarded to the champion of the Southern Conference as selected by a board of sportswriters from 1923 to 1926. The cup was donated and awarded by Alabama's Champ Pickens.[1]

List of trophy winners

Year Trophy recipient[1] Conference record Notes
1923 Vanderbilt[2] 3–0–1 Florida upset Alabama, previously undefeated in conference play.
1924 Alabama 5–0 Wallace Wade's first conference title.
1925 Alabama 7–0 The first Southern team to win a Rose Bowl.
1926 Alabama[3] 8–0 Alabama wins national championship.


  1. ^ a b Foot Ball Champions — Southern Intercollegiate Conference (Trophy). Paul W. Bryant Museum. April 21, 2009. Retrieved April 7, 2023. Cup To Become The Property Of Any Eleven Winning It Three Times — Donated By Champ Pickens
  2. ^ "Vanderbilt Is Named For Pickens Trophy". The Washington Post. December 2, 1923. ProQuest 149383922.
  3. ^ "Dixie Crowns Grid Champs". St. Petersburg Times. December 1, 1926.