Ranking the Best ACC Football Matchups of 2013: #40-31

North Carolina and Wake Forest Played a Thriller in 2012; And Will Face Off Again This Fall

North Carolina and Wake Forest Played a Thriller in 2012; And Will Face Off in a Rematch This Fall

The 2013 ACC football schedule has officially been released, meaning we finally have some clarity as to whom the conference’s 14 teams will face-off with from week-to-week next season. So with that in mind, we thought it would be an entertaining undertaking to rank all 112 ACC football games for 2013 because, well… it’s the offseason.

Today, we take a quick glance at numbers 40 through 31; which are (once again) almost entirely made up of in-conference matchups. For the non-conference games that are featured, however, there are varying levels of intrigue — either for the novelty of the two teams playing each other, or even the hope that the two schools could (should) become rivals in a very liberal sense).

#40: Maryland Terrapins at NC State Wolfpack (Saturday, November 30)

#39: NC State Wolfpack at Duke Blue Devils (Saturday, November 9)

#38: Nevada Wolf Pack at Florida State Seminoles (Saturday, September 14)

#37: Syracuse Orange at Northwestern Wildcats (Saturday, September 7)

#36: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at BYU Cougars (Saturday, October 12)

#35: Virginia Cavaliers at Miami Hurricanes (Saturday, October 26)

#34: Clemson Tigers at NC State Wolfpack (Thursday, September 19)

#33: Pittsburgh Panthers at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Saturday, November 2)

#32: Miami Hurricanes at North Carolina Tar Heels (Thursday, October 17)

#31: Duke Blue Devils at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Saturday, November 23)

Some additional notes on today’s list:

  • The 10 games appear on 10 different dates
  • Breakdown of non-conference opponent leagues: Big Ten (1), Independent (1), MWC (1)
  • Breakdown of non-conference opponent home states: Illinois (1), Nevada (1), Utah (1)
  • Public vs. private universities: one public, two private

Previously: #112-101, #100-91, #90-81, #80-71, #70-61, #60-51, #50-41

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