| College football|
| September 19, 1931
through January 1, 1933|
The 1931 Southern Conference football season was the college football games played by the member schools of the Southern Conference as part of the 1931 college football season. The season began on September 19.
In the annual Rose Bowl game, the SoCon champion Tulane Green Wave lost to the PCC champion USC Trojans 21–12. The Georgia Bulldogs suffered their only two losses to Tulane and USC.
It was Wallace Wade's first year as Duke head coach.
1931 Southern Conference football season Wikipedia
SoCon teams in bold.E - Jerry Dalrymple, Tulane (AP–1; UP–1; COL–1; CP–1; NEA–1; INS–1; WCFF; LIB; HSM; CH-1; LP; AAB)
E - Vernon "Catfish" Smith, Georgia (AP-1; COL–1; NEA–2; INS–2; HSM; CP–1; CH-2; LP)
T - Ray Saunders, Tennessee (CP-3)
G - Herman Hickman, Tennessee (AP–3; COL–1; NEA–3; INS-3; CP–1; CH-1)
G - Milton Leathers, Georgia (INS-2)
C - Pete Gracey, Vanderbilt (CP-2)
QB - Austin Downes, Georgia (CP-3)
HB - Don Zimmerman, Tulane (AP–2; NEA–2; INS-1; CP–1; CH-2)
HB - Gene McEver, Tennessee (AP–2; NEA–2; INS-2; CP–2)
FB - Johnny Cain, Alabama (UP–1; NEA–3 [picked as halfback]; INS-3; WCFF; CH-2; AAB)
FB - Nollie Felts, Tulane (CP-3)
The following is the composite All-Southern team of coaches and sports writers compiled by the Associated Press.