Alabama fans had a little bit of a surprise on Sunday when the AP Top 25 had a new No. 1 team, LSU. 

Although Alabama crushed Arkansas the night before, 48-7, LSU held off then-No. 9 Auburn 23-20.

It was the Tigers' third win against a top-10 team this season. In comparison, Alabama has only faced one ranking opponent, winning at No. 23 Texas A&M.

The Tigers received 1,476 points, two more than Alabama, for the closest margin between 1 and 2 since No. 1 Florida State was two points ahead of Auburn on Oct. 5, 2014.

The teams meet at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov. 9 (2:30 p.m. CT, CBS). 

The last time the top two teams in the polls met during the regular season was in 2011, also Alabama and LSU. 

Alabama received the most first-place votes this week with 21. LSU and Ohio State both got 17 first-place votes. No. 4 Clemson received seven first-place votes.

AP Top 25

Rank, Team, Record, Points, Last week

 1 LSU (17) 8-0 1476 2

2 Alabama (21) 8-0 1474 1

3 Ohio State (17) 8-0 1468 3

4 Clemson (7) 8-0 1406 4

5 Penn State 8-0 1302 6

6 Florida 7-1 1226 7

7 Oregon 7-1 1108 11

8 Georgia 6-1 1093 10

9 Utah 7-1 1032 12

10 Oklahoma 7-1 1017 5

11 Auburn 6-2 910 9

12 Baylor 7-0 882 14

13 Minnesota 8-0 778 17

14 Michigan 6-2 744 19

15 SMU 8-0 666 16

16 Notre Dame 5-2 563 8

17 Cincinnati 6-1 524 18

18 Wisconsin 6-2 513 13

19 Iowa 6-2 456 20

20 Appalachian State 7-0 393 21

21 Boise State 6-1 280 22

22 Kansas State 5-2 218 NR

23 Wake Forest 6-1 200 25

24 Memphis 7-1 188 NR

25 San Diego State 7-1 50 NR

Others receiving votes: Texas 49, Navy 43, UCF 33, Washington 19, Texas A&M 14, USC 11, Louisiana Tech 6, Indiana 4, Pittsburgh 1, Oklahoma State 1, Iowa State 1

Amway USA Today Coaches Poll

The Crimson Tide received 40 of 65 first-place votes. LSU overtook Clemson for the second position by just seven poll points. 

Rank, Team, Record, Points

1 Alabama 8-0 (40) 1593 

2 LSU 8-0 1515 

3 Clemson 8-0 (7) 1508 

4 Ohio State 8-0 (10) 1491 

5 Penn State 8-0 1359 

6 Florida 7-1 1271 

7 Georgia 6-1 1180 

8 Oregon 7-1 1163 

9 Oklahoma 7-1 1069 

10 Utah 7-1 1048 

11 Baylor 7-0 921 

12 Auburn 6-2 869 

13 Minnesota 8-0 840 

14 SMU 8-0 727 

15 Michigan 6-2 652 

16 Notre Dame 5-2 624 

17 Wisconsin 6-2 537 

18 Cincinnati 6-1 523 

19 Iowa 6-2 492 

20 Appalachian State 7-0 398 

21 Boise State 6-1 382 

22 Wake Forest 6-1 280 

23 Memphis 7-1 187 

24 Texas 5-3 104 

25 Kansas State 5-2 102

Dropped out: No. 24 Arizona State.

Also receiving votes: San Diego State 94; Navy 75; Central Florida 24; Louisiana Tech 22; Indiana 18; Texas A&M 16; Washington 15; Oklahoma State 7; Virginia Tech 3; UAB 3; Iowa State 3; Arizona State 3; Air Force 3; Wyoming 2; Virginia 2.

FWAA-NFF Super 16

Alabama (19), LSU (13), Ohio State (11), Clemson (3) received the first-place votes from the 46 selectors.

The SEC led all leagues with five teams, 

Rank, Team, Points, First-place, Late week

1. Alabama (8-0) 686 19 1

2. LSU (8-0) 681 13 2

3. Ohio State (8-0) 678 11 3

4. Clemson (8-0) 619 3 4

5. Penn State (8-0) 550 6

6. Florida (7-1) 476 7

7. Georgia (6-1) 427 9

8. Oregon (7-1) 381 11

9. Oklahoma (7-1) 355 5

10. Utah (7-1) 321 13

11. Auburn (6-2) 249 10

12. Baylor (7-0) 234 14

13. Minnesota (8-0) 191 16

T- 14. Michigan (6-2) 127 N/A

T- 14. SMU (8-0) 127 N/A

16. Notre Dame (5-2) 53 8

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin (46), Cincinnati (20), Appalachian State (17), Iowa (9), Texas A&M (7), Washington State (1), Boise State (1).