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College Football: No. 1 vs. No. 2

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Since the AP poll started in 1936, the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams have met 48 times. Since the first matchup in 1943, the No. 1 team has beat the No. 2 team 28 times, lost 19 and tied twice.

No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the AP Poll
DateMatchupResultBowl
Jan. 6, 2014No. 1 Florida State def. No. 2 Auburn34-31BCS Title
Jan. 7, 2013No. 2 Alabama def. No. 1 Notre Dame42-14BCS Title
Jan. 9, 2012No. 2 Alabama def. No. 1 LSU21-0BCS Title
Nov. 5, 2011No. 1 LSU def. No. 2 Alabama9-6 (OT)
Jan. 10, 2011No. 1 Auburn def. No. 2 Oregon22-19BCS Title
Jan. 7, 2010No. 1 Alabama def. No. 2 Texas37-21BCS Title
Dec. 5, 2009SEC Championship: No. 2 Alabama def. No. 1 Florida32-13
Jan. 8, 2009No. 1 Florida def. No. 2 Oklahoma24-14BCS Title
Dec. 6, 2008SEC Championship: No. 2 Florida def. No. 1 Alabama31-20
Jan. 7, 2008No. 2 LSU def. No. 1 Ohio State38-24 BCS Title
Jan. 8, 2007No. 2 Florida def. No. 1 Ohio State41-14 BCS Title
Nov. 18, 2006No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 2 Michigan42-39
Sept. 9, 2006No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 2 Texas24-7
Jan. 4, 2006No. 2 Texas def. No. 1 Southern Cal41-38Rose
Jan. 4, 2005No. 1 USC def. No. 2 Oklahoma55-19Orange
Jan. 3, 2003No. 2 Ohio State def. No. 1 Miami (Fla.)31-24 (2OT)Fiesta
Jan. 4, 2000No. 1 Florida State def. No. 2 Virginia Tech 46-29Sugar
Jan. 4, 1999No. 1 Tennessee def. No. 2 Florida State 23-16Fiesta
Nov. 30, 1996No. 2 Florida State def. No. 1 Florida24-21
Jan. 2, 1996No. 1 Nebraska def. No. 2 Florida62-24Fiesta
Jan. 1, 1994No. 1 Florida State def. No. 2 Nebraska18-16Orange
Nov. 13, 1993No. 2 Notre Dame def. No. 1 Florida State31-24
Jan. 1, 1993No. 2 Alabama def. No. 1 Miami (Fla.)34-13Sugar
Nov. 16, 1991No. 2 Miami (Fla.) def. No. 1 Florida State17-16
Sept. 16, 1989No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Michigan24-19
Nov. 26, 1988No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 USC27-10
Jan. 1, 1988No. 2 Miami (Fla.) def. No. 1 Oklahoma20-16Orange
Nov. 21, 1987No. 2 Oklahoma def. No. 1 Nebraska17-7
Jan. 2, 1987No. 2 Penn State def. No. 1 Miami (Fla.)14-10Fiesta
Sept. 27, 1986No. 2 Miami (Fla.) def. No. 1 Oklahoma28-16
Oct. 19, 1985No. 1 Iowa def. No. 2 Michigan12-10
Jan. 1, 1983No. 2 Penn State def. No. 1 Georgia27-23Sugar
Sept. 26, 1981No. 1 USC def. No. 2 Oklahoma38-24
Jan. 1, 1979No. 2 Alabama def. No. 1 Penn State14-7Sugar
Jan. 1, 1972No. 1 Nebraska def. No. 2 Alabama37-6Orange
Nov. 25, 1971No. 1 Nebraska def. No. 2 Oklahoma35-31
Dec. 6, 1969No. 1 Texas def. No. 2 Arkansas15-14
Jan. 1, 1969No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 2 USC27-16Rose
Sept. 28, 1968No. 1 Purdue def. No. 2 Notre Dame37-22
Nov. 19, 1966No. 1 Notre Dame tied No. 2 Michigan State0-0
Jan. 1, 1964No. 1 Texas def. No. 2 Navy28-6Cotton
Oct. 12, 1963No. 2 Texas def. No. 1 Oklahoma28-7
Jan. 1, 1963No. 1 USC def. No. 2 Wisconsin42-37Rose
Nov. 9, 1946No. 1 Army tied No. 2 Notre Dame0-0
Dec. 1, 1945No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Navy32-13
Nov. 10, 1945No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Notre Dame48-0
Dec. 2, 1944No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Navy23-7
Nov. 20, 1943No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight14-13
Oct. 9, 1943No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Michigan35-12

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