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ACC Roundup

So here's the weird thing: Top 3 in the ACC? Duke, N.C. State,
Florida State. Say what?

Conf. Overall
Duke 10-1 21-2
NC State 9-2 16-5
Florida State 6-6 18-8
Georgia Tech 5-5 18-6
Wake Forest 5-5 15-6
North Carolina 5-6 15-7
Maryland 4-6 13-8
Virginia 3-9 13-10
Clemson 2-9 9-13

Well, after FSU knocked off
, they moved to 6-6, and
sole possession of third least for now. If Tech beats Maryland
on Thursday, they'll take third; if Wake beats Duke, they'll actually be tied
for second.

The Duke-Wake game will be passionate, but the stakes are lower than the
Maryland-Tech game: if Maryland loses, they move firmly onto the bubble. It's a
must-win for the Terps.

For State, after knocking off Duke, the trick now is to keep
an even keel
while enjoying
what they have lusted for for so long
: recognition, respect,
attention. They go to Clemson next, a place they've struggled in the past,
and to be fair, they have suffered from letdowns before.

Frank Dascenzo says that
the conference will get six bids, not seven
, and that each team is
vulnerable. Well, yeah! Every team is vulnerable every year! The question
is who hides it best.