On the surface, 2012-13 has been a typical Duke season: 18-2 record, No. 5 in the AP, tops in RPI and jockeying for position atop the ACC.
It's business as usual in Durham.
Of course, nothing is as simple as it seems, and the Blue Devils have endured a few bumps in the proverbial road. The most talked about among them is the foot injury sustained by senior forward Ryan Kelly. And of course, that 27-point thumping at Miami still smarts.
All in all, though, Duke is where it wants to be: in position for another Final Four run.
Time to hand out grades for players, coaches and overall performance as the Blue Devils prep for the home stretch.
Note: Grades are based both on overall performance and performance relative to expectation. It's nothing scientific but some combination of the two.