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With Duke traveling to Pittsburgh, North Carolina at Miami and Georgia Tech hosting Virginia, we’ll know a lot more about contenders and pretenders in the ACC’s Coastal Division by the time this week is over.

ACC victories usually come down to the details. ... N.C. State coach Dave Doeren talked about the “little things” this week as his Wolfpack team seeks its first ACC win in 13 tries, at Syracuse.

Luke DeCock and our college reporters will answer the most important questions of the weekend. Our roundtable discussion begins with a discussion of the newly released College Football Playoff rankings:

Taking control of the ACC Coastal Division is becoming a habit for Duke.

Miami coach Al Golden tends to call the Atlantic Coast Conference portion of the schedule "the tournament."

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said there's enough blame to spread around for the Gamecocks' failures this season.

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