Colleges

ACC scheduling changes to impact basketball, football

Posted October 3, 2012

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced what the addition of Notre Dame means for Triangle teams and others in the conference. He discussed the future scheduling formats and conference policies following the annual ACC Fall Business Meetings.

"The addition of Notre Dame gives us an opportunity to reinforce a number of conference rivalries in basketball and Olympic sports while also giving our schools greater flexibility in nonconference football scheduling," said Swofford.

In short, North Carolina will maintain their rivalry with Duke and NC State in basketball and Duke and NC State will partner with North Carolina and Wake Forest. 

The addition of teams to the conference also means the ACC basketball tournament will now expand to five days. The tournament will begin with three games on Wednesday, followed by four games each on Thursday and Friday. The two semifinal games will be played on Saturday with the championship game remaining on Sunday.

The top four seeds will continue to receive byes into Friday's quarterfinal round.

Men’s and women’s basketball will continue to play an 18-game conference schedule with two "primary partners" whom they will play home and home each season. The two-partner format secures the rivalry between North Carolina, Duke and NC State.

In addition to the four annual games against their partners, the remaining 14 conference games will feature home and away games with two rotating opponents and five home-only games and five road-only games.

The two-primary-partners within the conference are:
North Carolina - Duke and NC State
NC State - North Carolina and Wake Forest
Duke - North Carolina and Wake Forest

Boston College - Notre Dame and Syracuse
Clemson - Florida State and Georgia Tech
Florida State - Clemson and Miami
Georgia Tech - Clemson and Notre Dame
Maryland - Pitt and Virginia
Miami - Florida State and Virginia Tech
Notre Dame - Boston College and Georgia Tech
Pitt - Maryland and Syracuse
Syracuse - Boston College and Pitt
Virginia - Maryland and Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech - Miami and Virginia
Wake Forest - Duke and NC State

The annual ACC/Big 12 Challenge will include the 12 teams with the best RPI from the previous year.

In football, the ACC will continue play an eight-game conference schedule beginning in 2013. The league had announced in February it would have a nine-game football schedule once Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined but with Notre Dame playing five games annually against ACC teams the league voted to remain with an eight-game conference schedule. Divisions, primary crossover partners and rotating opponents from the opposite division will remain the same.

Beginning with the 2014 season, the ACC Baseball Championship will feature 10 teams in a six-day event. A double-elimination format will be used Tuesday through Friday followed by two single-elimination games on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.

The ACC's Faculty Athletic Representatives and Athletics Directors also ruled that if a member institution is ineligible for postseason competition due to NCAA sanctions, it will be ineligible for regular season or divisional recognition.

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  • kornfan2448 Oct 4, 2012

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    13-0 dating back to 2007. Think I'm keeping up just fine, thanks!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 2012

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    We weren't talking about the Duke-Carolina football game. Try to keep up.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 2012

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    Carolina is jumping OUT of the elite class, and State is jumping in.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 2012

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    It ends in another couple of months, hence my comment. Carolina is not going to like it when, in addition to the never ending scandal, they also lose one of the few things they have left to be happy about -- their winning streak against State.

  • kornfan2448 Oct 4, 2012

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    Why would Carolina run from a sure win?

  • tarheelgrad1998 Oct 4, 2012

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    Yes, we are so afraid of your basketball team. Funny, how NCSU has a mediocre season (after many terrible ones) followed by a good tournament run, and suddenly, they're world beaters everyone is afraid of playing.

    You may very well have a better season than us, but it's a little early to assume NCSU is going to make a major leap to elite, in the class with Duke and UNC.

  • hintonpp2 Oct 4, 2012

    yeah!! can't wait for 'Cuse to come into the ACC, and show up all those Wolf Puppies, Tar Shes and Puke how real basketball is played. Bring it on.

    You are about to see some hoops... We'll get you back to MSG early so you can enjoy what's left of the Big East Tour. in March Make you feel right at home.

  • trueblue0100 Oct 4, 2012

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    Whoever assumed that ignornace and immaturity might improve were vastly wrong.

  • trueblue0100 Oct 4, 2012

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    This MUST have been meant to be funny and if so it sort of was if one likes dry humor. If not, then it is the most inane statement since the "Last Supper" or maybe it was the "Parting of the Red Sea". How long has the futility gone on?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 2012

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball. NOT SO FAST, HOLES! LOL

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