Just playing the hand we are dealt and making the best out of a less than ideal situation:
ATLANTIC vs COASTAL
FSU vs Miami
NCSU vs UNC
Clem vs VT
GT vs UVA
BC vs Pitt
Cuse vs Duke
If divisions can be divided better, then so be it. You’ll notice that Wake Forest is excluded, I think it would be in the ACC’s interest to drop them as football members.
What we have with this is a lot better quality football games without presence of Wake Forest and Maryland. When it comes to TV, there is a lot more sexier matchups waiting to happen with this version of the ACC.
Every team in the conference will continue to play each other twice in 5 seasons, instead of twice every 12 seasons with an 8 game conference schedule with 14 teams.
The B1G Ten just grabbed a couple of duds. They will be filthy rich, but they will soon be lower than the ACC in football quality.