I’ve written about this elsewhere, so I’ll keep this post brief; just wanted to make sure I got a post up about it, and provided links to team-centric reactions where applicable.
Yesterday, the ACC announced its scheduling matrix for rotating divisional crossover opponents from the 2014 season through 2024. With two seven-team divisions, it’s nothing too complicated. Each team simply plays the six other schools in its own division, plus one permanent crossover (make it stop!) and a rotating crossover. The result, unfortunately, is only playing schools in the same conference once every six years (and once every 12 at home). So for those keeping track at home, ACC schools will play Notre Dame more often in a 12-year stretch than they’ll play schools in the opposite division. “TOTALLY MAKES SENSE.”
Everyone has some gripes here and there — specifically the North Carolina schools, some of whom fall victim to the situation described above — but on the bright side, it’s nice to have a decade’s-worth of football opponents already set in stone. Sadly, it does kill off any big ideas for divisional realignment, which is another major downside to all of this. Still, check out the graphic the league put together (they’re getting very good at these):
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Below you can read up on team-by-team reactions over on SB Nation, including the Syracuse perspective which was penned by yours truly yesterday afternoon.
Syracuse: Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician
Any additional thoughts? Share your complaints/suggestions to make things better below!