On Tuesday, Clemson was ranked No. 1 in this year's first College Football Playoff rankings. Joshua S. Kelly USA TODAY Sports

The first College Football Playoff rankings of the season came out on Tuesday night and the Clemson Tigers proved to be the king of the jungle.

Clemson (8-0) was ranked No. 1 by the CFP panel, one spot ahead of another group of Tigers from LSU (7-0).

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Ohio State (8-0), who has been the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 all year, came in at No. 3, while Alabama (7-1) was ranked No. 4.

If the season were to end today, Clemson would face Alabama in the first round of the playoffs and LSU would slug it out with Ohio State.

Florida State (7-1), ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll, was voted at the 16th-best team in the country by the CFP panel. North Carolina (7-1), who made its 2015 debut in the AP Top 25 this week at No. 21, was excluded from the CFP Top 25.

Here's the full list:

25. Houston

24. Toledo

23. UCLA

22. Temple

21. Northwestern

20. Mississippi State

19. Texas A&M

18. Ole Miss

17. Michigan

16. Florida State

15. Oklahoma

14. Oklahoma State

13. Memphis

12. Utah

11. Stanford

10. Florida

9. Iowa

8. TCU

7. Michigan State

6. Baylor

5. Notre Dame

4. Alabama

3. Ohio State

2. LSU

1. Clemson