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No. 1 vs. No. 2

Monday’s Fiesta Bowl between Tennessee and Florida State was the 32nd meeting of the nation’s top-ranked teams. The No. 1-ranked team leads the series, 19-11-2:

DATE: SCORE

10-9-43: No. 1 Notre Dame 35, No. 2 Michigan 12

11-20-43: No. 1 Notre Dame 14, No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight 13

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12-2-44: No. 1 Army 23, No. 2 Navy 7

11-10-45: No. 1 Army 48, No. 2 Notre Dame 0

12-1-45: No. 1 Army 32, No. 2 Navy 13

11-9-46: No. 1 Army 0, No. 2 Notre Dame 0

1-1-63: No. 1 USC 42, No. 2 Wisconsin 37 (Rose Bowl)

10-12-63: No. 2 Texas 28, No. 1 Oklahoma 7

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

11-19-66: No. 1 Notre Dame 10, No. 2 Michigan 10

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9-28-68: No. 1 Purdue 37, No. 2 Notre Dame 22

1-1-69: No. 1 Ohio State 27, No. 2 USC 16 (Rose Bowl)

12-6-69: No. 1 Texas 15, No. 2 Arkansas 14

11-25-71: No. 1 Nebraska 35, No. 2 Oklahoma 31

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

1-1-79: No. 2 Alabama 14, No. 1 Penn State 7 (Sugar Bowl)

9-26-81: No. 1 USC 28, No. 2 Oklahoma 24

1-1-83: No. 2 Penn State 27, No. 1 Georgia 23 (Sugar Bowl)

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10-19-85: No. 1 Iowa 12, No. 2 Michigan 10

9-27-86: No. 2 Miami 28, No. 1 Oklahoma 16

1-2-87: No. 2 Penn State 14, No. 1 Miami 10 (Fiesta Bowl)

11-21-87: No. 2 Oklahoma 17, No. 1 Nebraska 7

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

11-26-88: No. 1 Notre Dame 27, No. 2 USC 10

9-16-89: No. 1 Notre Dame 24, No. 2 Michigan 19

11-16-91: No. 2 Miami 17, No. 1 Florida State 16

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1-1-93: No. 2 Alabama 34, No. 1 Miami 13 (Sugar)

11-13-93: No. 2 Notre Dame 31, No. 1 Florida State 24

1-1-94: No. 1 Florida State 18, No. 2 Nebraska 16 (Orange Bowl)

1-2-96: No. 1 Nebraska 62, No. 2 Florida 24 (Fiesta Bowl)

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11-30-96: No. 2 Florida State 24, No. 1 Florida 21

1-4-99: No. 1 Tennessee 23, No. 2 Florida State 16


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