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     #1 vs. # 2 Showdown History

No. 1 vs. No. 2

 The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in The Associated Press poll (begun in 1936) have faced each other 50 times (22 in regular-season games, 26 in bowl games and two conference championship games). The No. 1 team has won 26, with two games ending in ties.

Date Score Stadium (Site)

10-9-43 No. 1 Notre Dame 35, No. 2 Michigan 12 Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor)

11-20-43 No. 1 Notre Dame 14, No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight 13 Notre Dame (South Bend)

12-2-44 No. 1 Army 23, No. 2 Navy 7 Municipal (Baltimore)

11-10-45 No. 1 Army 48, No. 2 Notre Dame 0 Yankee Stadium (New York)

12-1-45 No. 1 Army 32, No. 2 Navy 13 Municipal (Philadelphia)

11-9-46 No. 1 Army 0, No. 2 Notre Dame 0 (tie) Yankee Stadium (New York)

1-1-63 No. 1 Southern California 42, No. 2 Wisconsin 37 (Rose Bowl) Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

10-12-63 No. 2 Texas 28, No. 1 Oklahoma 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas)

1-1-64 No. 1 Texas 28, No. 2 Navy 6 (Cotton Bowl) Cotton Bowl (Dallas)

11-19-66 No. 1 Notre Dame 10, No. 2 Michigan St. 10 (tie) Spartan (East Lansing)

9-28-68 No. 1 Purdue 37, No. 2 Notre Dame 22 Notre Dame (South Bend)

1-1-69 No. 1 Ohio St. 27, No. 2 Southern California 16 (Rose Bowl) Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

12-6-69 No. 1 Texas 15, No. 2 Arkansas 14 Razorback (Fayetteville)

11-25-71 No. 1 Nebraska 35, No. 2 Oklahoma 31 Owen Field (Norman)

1-1-72 No. 1 Nebraska 38, No. 2 Alabama 6 (Orange Bowl) Orange Bowl (Miami)

1-1-79 No. 2 Alabama 14, No. 1 Penn St. 7 (Sugar Bowl) Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)

9-26-81 No. 1 Southern California 28, No. 2 Oklahoma 24 Coliseum (Los Angeles)

1-1-83 No. 2 Penn St. 27, No. 1 Georgia 23 (Sugar Bowl) Sugar Bowl (New Orleans)

10-19-85 No. 1 Iowa 12, No. 2 Michigan 10 Kinnick (Iowa City)

9-27-86 No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 28, No. 1 Oklahoma 16 Orange Bowl (Miami)

1-2-87 No. 2 Penn St. 14, No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 10 (Fiesta Bowl) Sun Devil (Tempe)

11-21-87 No. 2 Oklahoma 17, No. 1 Nebraska 7 Memorial (Lincoln)

1-1-88 No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 20, No. 1 Oklahoma 14 (Orange Bowl) Orange Bowl (Miami)

11-26-88 No. 1 Notre Dame 27, No. 2 Southern California 10 Coliseum (Los Angeles)

9-16-89 No. 1 Notre Dame 24, No. 2 Michigan 19 Michigan (Ann Arbor)

11-16-91 No. 2 Miami (Fla.) 17, No. 1 Florida St. 16 Doak Campbell (Tallahassee)

1-1-93 No. 2 Alabama 34, No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 13 (Sugar Bowl) Superdome (New Orleans)

11-13-93 No. 2 Notre Dame 31, No. 1 Florida St. 24 Notre Dame (South Bend)

1-1-94 No. 1 Florida St. 18, No. 2 Nebraska 16 (Orange Bowl) Orange Bowl (Miami)

1-2-96 No. 1 Nebraska 62, No. 2 Florida 24 (Fiesta Bowl) Sun Devil (Tempe)

11-30-96 No. 2 Florida St. 24, No. 1 Florida 21 Doak Campbell (Tallahassee)

1-4-99 No. 1 Tennessee 23, No. 2 Florida St. 16 (Fiesta Bowl) Sun Devil (Tempe)

1-4-00 No. 1 Florida St. 46, No. 2 Virginia Tech 29 Superdome (New Orleans)

1-3-03 No. 2 Ohio St. 31, No. 1 Miami (Fla.) 24 (2 ot) (Fiesta Bowl) Sun Devil (Tempe)

1-4-05 No. 1 Southern California 55, No. 2 Oklahoma 19 (Orange Bowl) Dolphins Stadium (Miami)

1-5-06,  No. 2 Texas 41 , No. 1 Southern California 38 (Rose Bowl) Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

9-9-06 No. 1 Ohio St. 24, ,  No. 2 Texas 7  Royal Stadium (Austin)

11-18-06 No. 1 Ohio St. 42,  No. 2  Michigan 39 (Columbus)

1-8-07    No. 2 Florida 41 No. 1 Ohio St. 14 (BCS Champhionship Game) (Glendale, AZ)

1-7-08   No. 2 LSU 38, No. 1 Ohio St. 24 (BCS Championship) Superdome (New Orleans)

12-6-08  No. 2 Florida 31, No. 1 Alabama 20 (SEC Championship) Georgiadome (Atlanta)

1-8-09 No. 1 Florida  24 va  No. 2 Oklahoma  14 (BCS Championship) Dolphins Stadium (Miami)

12-5-09  No. 2 Alabama 32, No. 1 Florida 13 (SEC Championship) Georgiadome (Atlanta)

1-7-10 No. 1 Alabama  37  No. 2 Texas 21  (BCS Championship)  (Rose Bowl) Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

1-10-11 No. 1 Auburn 22 No. 2 Oregon 19 (BCS Champhionship Game) (Glendale, AZ)

 1-9-12 No. 2 Alabama 21, No. 1 LSU 0 (BCS Championship) Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)

 1-7-13 No. 2 Alabama 42, No. 1 Notre Dame 14 (BCS Championship) Sun Life (Miami)

 1-6-14 No. 1 Florida St. 34, No. 2 Auburn 31 (BCS Championship)  Rose Bowl (Pasadena)

1-11-16 No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40 (CFP National Championship) University of Phoenix (Glendale)

1-7-19  No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16 (CFP National Championship) Leviís Stadium (Santa Clara)

Nov. 5, 2011 No. 1  LSU 9   No. 2 Alabama 6 (OT)  - RS
Nov. 9, 2019 No. 1  LSU 46  No. 2  Alabama 41 - RS
Nov. 5, 2022  No. 1 Georgia  No. 2  Tennessee TBD RS

 

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