1. Welcome to Irish: Notre Dame makes its ACC debut at home Saturday against Duke. The Irish are 9-4 overall and 8-2 at home.
2. Welcome to Orange and Panthers: Syracuse and Pittsburgh also are making their conference debuts Saturday. Syracuse hosts Miami, while Pittsburgh travels to N.C. State. The Orange are 13-0 overall and 11-0 at home.
3. Last round for Terrapins: Maryland's final season in the conference kicks into high gear when it hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Terrapins won their ACC opener last month.
4. Other openers: Clemson opens at Boston College, which is 0-1, on Saturday, while Virginia travels to Florida State.
5. Sunday spotlight: North Carolina, which is off to a hot and cold 10-3 start, travels to Wake Forest, which is 10-1 at home for a Sunday night showdown.