The first College Football Playoff top 25 of the season was revealed on Tuesday night, and the Ohio State Buckeyes were ranked the No. 3 in the nation. Clemson, who defeated Ohio State in the 2014 Orange Bowl, are No. 1, with LSU, the team the Buckeyes faced in the 2007 National Championship Game under the BCS system, at No. 2. Alabama checks in at No. 4.
The ranking may not come as a surprise to many, as the Buckeyes didn't get off to the best of starts this season, somewhat similar to last year. While they knocked off Virginia Tech this year in Blacksburg, the Buckeyes had looked sloppy against much lesser opponents, and had a pretty tough time with Northern Illinois. But as of late, the Buckeyes have appeared to come closer to their end of 2014 form.
This is the first week of six that will have rankings to see who will compete in the College Football Playoff, and just like last year, we will see plenty of change as the season rolls along. Ohio State opened up last year at No. 16 in the rankings, but ended up with the trophy come January.
Here's your complete College Football Playoff Top 25: