As long as Florida State and Clemson keep winning, the table now sets up well for the ACC to both play for the national championship and nab a second BCS bowl slot.
Stanford's victory over No. 2 Oregon Thursday night opens has implications all down the line.
If FSU takes care of its business Saturday at Wake Forest, the Seminoles should move solidly into the No. 2 spot in the BCS Standings behind Alabama, and winning out should be enough to put Jimbo Fisher's team into the national championship game.
In his latest projections, CBSSports' Jerry Palm has both Clemson and South Carolina playing in BCS bowls: the Tigers in the Orange Bowl against Oregon, and the Gamecocks in a Sugar Bowl rematch against Central Florida.
The Orange Bowl has the top pick among the other BCS bowls this season, followed by the Sugar and Fiesta.
CBSSports' Other BCS bowl projections include Baylor against Fresno State in the Fiesta Bowl, and Stanford against Ohio State in the Rose Bowl.
Here are some of Palm's other projections of interest:
Georgia vs. Michigan State in the Outback Bowl
Miami vs. Missouri in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
North Carolina vs. Washington in the Sun Bowl
Duke vs. Vanderbilt in the Independence Bowl
Maryland vs. Auburn in the Music City Bowl
Virginia Tech vs. Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. Houston in the Belk Bowl