ACC to drop divisions for football starting in 2023

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Meeting is heading ahead with a approach to change its football scheduling model, with the major adjust currently being the elimination of divisions.

The new program, adopted by the league’s athletic administrators and faculty athletic associates on Tuesday, will be what the league phone calls a 3-5-5 model and goes into effect with the 2023 time.

All 14 of the ACC’s soccer users will have a few long term scheduling companions and play individuals colleges each individual calendar year. They’re going to encounter the other 10 faculties the moment each and every two decades 5 just one 12 months, five the upcoming. It implies that each ACC group will enjoy all convention opponents home and away at minimum the moment each four a long time.

“The long run ACC soccer scheduling model offers significant enhancements for our educational facilities and convention, with the most essential remaining our pupil-athletes having the prospect to play each and every school both property and absent in excess of a 4-yr period of time,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips explained.

The scheduling change finishes the quirk that some ACC educational facilities can go yrs without having dealing with an additional faculty from the league. For example, Miami hasn’t played Wake Forest considering that 2013 even although both equally have been ACC customers that total time.

The ACC is maintaining its championship activity. Rather of pitting division champions, the top two groups centered on conference winning proportion will make the title sport.


The ACC declared the 3 other faculties that teams will encounter each yr starting in 2023.

Boston Higher education: Miami, Pitt, Syracuse.

Clemson: Florida Condition, Georgia Tech, N.C. Condition.

Duke: North Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest.

Florida State: Clemson, Miami, Syracuse.

Georgia Tech: Clemson, Louisville, Wake Forest.

Louisville: Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia.

Miami: Boston College, Florida Point out, Louisville.

North Carolina: Duke, N.C. State, Virginia.

N.C. State: Clemson, Duke, North Carolina.

Pitt: Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia Tech.

Syracuse: Boston College or university, Florida Point out, Pitt.

Virginia: Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech: Pitt, Virginia, Wake Forest.

Wake Forest: Duke, Ga Tech, Virginia Tech.