You know it’s going to happen eventually, but I think the ACC should consider going back to 8 conference games. The idea is so that the ACC can simply play itself in a few bowl games without it being a regular season rematch and I think the time apart will make the game feel more like a real bowl game against an opponent that you don’t play very often.
Besides that, it seems to be getting harder finding interesting opponents out of the Big East when the conference keeps getting raided and I’m hoping all the ACC bowl games get back on the east coast where they can be attended. No more trips to El Paso, Boise, Shreveport, San Francisco.
I don’t know how the rest of you feel about the teams in the opposite division, but other than GT and Miami i’m a little indifferent or don’t care at all about playing the others which includes Notre Dame if they were to ever join the ACC. So let’s assume the divisions get a little make over and Louisville and Rutgers joins the ACC:
ATLANTIC / COASTAL
FSU / Miami
UMd / Pitt
GT / VT
NCSU / UNC
Wake / Duke
Cuse / BC
Clem / LU
RU / UVA
Ideally we would divide up North and South, but the ACC does not want the North division to feel like the old Big East. The FSU fan inside me says I can live with this alignment.
Could you imagine the Charlotte Belk bowl between Wake and UNC after 8 years of not playing? Or the Yankee bowl between Miami and Syracuse? Or the Champs Sports bowl between FSU and VT?