No. 1 vs. No. 2

The game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is the first regular-season matchup between Southeastern Conference schools ranked in the top two spots. But this is the 23rd regular-season meeting

between teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the 75-year history of the Associated Press poll.

Date Matchup Score

Nov. 5, 2011 No. 1 LSU at No. 2 Alabama TBD

Nov. 18, 2006 No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 2 Michigan 42-39

(Ohio State finished No. 2, Michigan No. 8)

Sept. 9, 2006 No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 2 Texas 24-7

(Ohio State finished No. 2, Texas No. 13)

Nov. 30, 1996 No. 2 Florida State def. No. 1 Florida 24-21

(Florida State finished No. 3, Florida No. 1)

Nov. 13, 1993 No. 2 Notre Dame def. No. 1 Florida State 31-24

(Notre Dame finished No. 4, Florida State No. 2)

Nov. 16, 1991 No. 2 Miami (Fla.) def. No. 1 Florida State 17-16

(Miami finished No. 1, Florida State No. 4)

Sept. 16, 1989 No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Michigan 24-19

(Notre Dame finished No. 2, Michigan No. 7)

Nov. 26, 1988 No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 USC 27-10

(Notre Dame finished No. 1, USC No. 7)

Nov. 21, 1987 No. 2 Oklahoma def. No. 1 Nebraska 17-7

(Oklahoma finished No 3, Nebraska No. 6)

Sept. 27, 1986 No. 2 Miami (Fla.) def. No. 1 Oklahoma 28-16

(Miami finished No. 2, Oklahoma No. 3)

Oct. 19, 1985 No. 1 Iowa def. No. 2 Michigan 12-10

(Iowa finished No. 10, Michigan No. 2)

Sept. 26, 1981 No. 1 USC def. No. 2 Oklahoma 38-24

(USC finished No. 14, Oklahoma No. 20)

Nov. 25, 1971 No. 1 Nebraska def. No. 2 Oklahoma 35-31

(Nebraska finished No. 1, Oklahoma No. 2)

Dec . 6, 1969 No. 1 Texas def. No. 2 Arkansas 15-14

(Texas finished No. 1, Arkansas No. 7)

Sept. 28, 1968 No. 1 Purdue def. No. 2 Notre Dame 37-22

(Purdue finished No. 10, Notre Dame No. 5)

Nov. 19, 1966 No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Michigan State tied 0-0

(Notre Dame finished No. 1, Michigan State No. 2)

Oct. 12, 1963 No. 2 Texas def. No. 1 Oklahoma 28-7

(Texas finished No. 1, Oklahoma No. 9)

Nov. 9, 1946 No. 1 Army,. No. 2 Notre Dame tied 0-0

(Army finished No. 2, Notre Dame No. 1)

Dec. 1, 1945 No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Navy 32-13

(Army finished No. 1, Navy No. 3)

Nov. 10, 1945 No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Notre Dame 48-0

(Army finished No. 1, Notre Dame No. 9)

Dec. 2, 1944 No. 1 Army def. No. 2 Navy 23-7

(Army finished No. 1, Navy No. 4

Nov. 20, 1943 No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight 14-13

(Notre Dame finished No. 1, Iowa Pre-Flight No. 2)

Oct. 9, 1943 No. 1 Notre Dame def. No. 2 Michigan 35-12

(Notre Dame finished No. 1, Michigan No. 3)