Duke tricked people by becoming bowl-eligible.
On Saturday, Florida State fans were treated to a blowout.
The Seminoles are 8-1 for the first time since 2003 and continue to show signs of revival as the ACC's long-dormant powerhouse. N.C. State lost yesterday, clearing the logjam atop the Atlantic Division standings.
Maryland, a one-loss team in conference play, also lost. Jimbo Fisher's squad needs to keep a keen eye on Virginia Tech and Maryland, though, since Clemson is one FSU loss away from being the flagship of the Atlantic Division.
Duke was not a tough adversary (talent gap—sorry, Blue Devils) but gave chances for stars on the offensive and defensive side of the ball to pad their stats before the clash at Virginia Tech.