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Report: Matchups 2018 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

According to a series of tweets, and a report, from Jon Rothstein: we can take a look at the matchups for the 2018 ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

 

The Reported Schedule (unofficial): ACC teams in bold

Virginia at Maryland

Indiana at Duke (rematch from 2017)

North Carolina at Michigan (rematch from 2017)

Nebraska at Clemson

Rutgers at Miami

NC State at Wisconsin

Virginia Tech at Penn State

Purdue at Florida State

Michigan State at Louisville

Notre Dame at Illinois

Syracuse at Ohio State

Minnesota at Boston College

Georgia Tech at Northwestern (rematch from 2017)

Pitt at Iowa

(Note: Dates and times for the games have yet to be released.)

 

ACC Success

Assuming Rothstein’s report is accurate, the ACC will host six of the 14 games next season. In 2017, this event didn’t go so well for the Big Ten, which was swarmed by the ACC. (11-3 final record)

Overall, this is an event that the ACC has sort of dominated over the years. The 2018 challenge with be the 20th in the rivalry’s arc; the two conferences started the matchup back in 1999. The ACC has a 12-5-2 record in the event.

 

At the bottom

As is customary with the 15-to-14 team ratio, one ACC program will not participate. Next season, that will go to Wake Forest, per Rothstein.

Wake Forest finished the 2017-18 season with a record of 11-20 (4-14 in the ACC). Pitt finished 8-24 and went winless (0-18) in the ACC.

 

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