ACC may eliminate divisions as early as 2023

With the ACC Spring Meetings underway, one topic that’s being revisited: scheduling and the conference’s divisions. According to a report from ESPN’s Pete Thamel, the league’s two divisions could ultimately be eliminated — as early as 2023.

Currently, the ACC is divided in two divisions: Atlantic and Coastal.

In many ways, this would be a significant development. As it pertains to ACC football, though, would lead to slightly more dynamic scheduling models, per Thamel.

One suggestion — to get the necessary eight conference games — would include each ACC program have three permanent opponents and a rotation of five additional opponents, switching on and off each year.

Another suggestion: two permanent opponents for each program and a rotation of six opponents, which would add even more variety to the schedule.

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