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No. 1 Vs. No. 2

As of January 9, 2012, the number one ranked team has faced the number two ranked team 47 times since the inception of the AP Poll in 1936. The number one team is 27-18-2 against the number two team.

No. 1 vs. No. 2 games
Light blue indicates January bowl game
Season No. 1 Result No. 2 Site Event
1943 Notre Dame 35-12 Michigan Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI 1943 Michigan-Notre Dame football rivalry game
Notre Dame 14-13 Iowa Pre-Flight Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN
1944 Army 23-7 Navy Baltimore Stadium • Baltimore, MD 1944 Army-Navy Game
1945 Army 48-0 Notre Dame Yankee Stadium • New York, NY 1945 Army-Notre Dame football rivalry game
Navy 13-32 Army Philadelphia Municipal Stadium • Philadelphia, PA 1945 Army-Navy Game
1946 Army 0-0 Notre Dame Yankee Stadium • New York, NY 1946 Army vs. Notre Dame football game
1962 USC 42-37 Wisconsin Rose Bowl Stadium • Pasadena, CA 1963 Rose Bowl
1963 Oklahoma 7-28 Texas Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX 1963 Red River Rivalry game
Texas 28-6 Navy Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX 1964 Cotton Bowl
1966 Notre Dame 10-10 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI 1966 Notre Dame vs. Michigan State football game
1968 Purdue 37-22 Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN 1968 Shillelagh Trophy game
Ohio State 27-16 USC Rose Bowl Stadium • Pasadena, CA 1969 Rose Bowl
1969 Texas 15-14 Arkansas Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR 1969 Texas vs. Arkansas football game
1971 Nebraska 35-31 Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK 1971 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma football game
Nebraska 38-6 Alabama Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL 1972 Orange Bowl
1978 Penn State 7-14 Alabama Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA 1979 Sugar Bowl
1981 USC 28-24 Oklahoma Los Angeles Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA
1982 Georgia 23-27 Penn State Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA 1983 Sugar Bowl
1985 Iowa 12-10 Michigan Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA
1986 Oklahoma 16-28 Miami Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL
Miami 10-14 Penn State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ 1987 Fiesta Bowl
1987 Oklahoma 17-7 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE 1987 Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry game
Oklahoma 14-20 Miami Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL 1988 Orange Bowl
1988 Notre Dame 27-10 USC Los Angeles Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA 1988 Jeweled Shillelagh game
1989 Notre Dame 24-19 Michigan Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI 1989 Michigan–Notre Dame football rivalry game
1991 Florida State 16-17 Miami Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL 1991 Miami vs. Florida State football game
1992 Miami 13-34 Alabama Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA 1993 Sugar Bowl
1993 Florida State 24-31 Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN 1993 Florida State vs. Notre Dame football game
Florida State 18-16 Nebraska Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL 1994 Orange Bowl
1995 Nebraska 62-24 Florida Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ 1996 Fiesta Bowl
1996 Florida 21-24 Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL 1996 Florida-Florida State football rivalry game
1998 Tennessee 23-16 Florida State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ 1999 Fiesta Bowl
1999 Florida State 46-29 Virginia Tech Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA 2000 Sugar Bowl
2002 Miami 24-312OT Ohio State Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ 2003 Fiesta Bowl
2004 USC 55-19 Oklahoma Pro Player Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL 2005 Orange Bowl
2005 USC 38-41 Texas Rose Bowl Stadium • Pasadena, CA 2006 Rose Bowl
2006 Ohio State 24-7 Texas Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX
Ohio State 42-39 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH 2006 Michigan vs. Ohio State football game
Ohio State 14-41 Florida University of Phoenix Stadium • Glendale, AZ 2007 BCS National Championship Game
2007 Ohio State 24-38 LSU Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans 2008 BCS National Championship Game
2008 Alabama 20-31 Florida Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA 2008 SEC Championship Game
Florida 24-14 Oklahoma Sun Life Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL 2009 BCS National Championship Game
2009 Florida 13-32 Alabama Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA 2009 SEC Championship Game
Alabama 37-21 Texas Rose Bowl Stadium • Pasadena, CA 2010 BCS National Championship Game
2010 Auburn 22-19 Oregon University of Phoenix Stadium • Glendale, AZ 2011 BCS National Championship Game
2011 LSU 9-6OT Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL 2011 LSU vs. Alabama football game
LSU 0-21 Alabama Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA 2012 BCS National Championship Game

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