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ACC Expansion Round 3: Time To Revisit Division Names

  • Now that Maryland is on the way out and the conference is unstable, we have an opportunity to really shape the future of the conference. One way we could do this conference a bit of justice is by realigning the divisions.

    We need to put a sensible football product out on the field for television and BCS computer rankings sake.

    My suggestion, ACC North v. ACC South

    ACC North
    Boston College Eagles
    Louisville Cardinals*
    North Carolina Tar Heels
    Pittsburgh Panthers
    Syracuse Orange
    Virginia Cavaliers
    Virginia Tech Hokies

    ACC South

    Clemson Tigers
    Duke Blue Devils
    Florida St. Seminoles
    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    N.C. State Wolfpack
    Miami Hurricanes
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons

    Given the fact that much of the northern schools haven't amounted to much on the football field (no offense fellow Tar Heels), it makes no sense to keep scheduling them against Florida schools. It's best to foster regional rivalries and bring attention to regional talent and dilute the product.

    OR

    Here's an idea I borrowed from TOB w/ a few tweaks....

    ACC Coastal

    Clemson Tigers
    North Carolina Tar Heels
    NC State Wolfpack
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons
    Duke Blue Devils
    Virginia Cavaliers
    Virginia Tech Hokies

    ACC Atlantic

    Miami Hurricanes
    Florida State Seminoles
    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    Louisville Cardinals
    Pittsburgh Panthers
    Syracuse Orange
    Boston College Eagles

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  • I like the ACC Norh and ACC South but would switch UNC and state as UNC is still easily more of a National Brand to take on the southern boys. In fact with the current coach signing a contract extension Duke moving to the North to pursue a Private school Battle with BCU may be the way to go to lessen its dependency on the big 4 in football!

  • Sounds good!

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