By RALPH D. RUSSO Even before the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season are unveiled Tuesday night, it is clear which teams still have a chance to play for a national championship. A glance at the conference standings reveals 14 contenders, all in the Power Five. Sorry, there will be no Cincinnati-style interloper from the Group of Five this season for the selection committee to consider. A conference-by-conference assessment of who is in the race and the paths to the CFP, with AP Top 25 rankings. ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE No. 5 Clemson (8-0) The Tigers had their streak of six straight playoff appearances snapped last year, but are well positioned to get back, with no ranked opponents left before a likely ACC title game against North Carolina. No unbeaten Power Five
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