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ACC Expanded

Here are two suggested scenarios for Atlantic Coast Conference expansion to 16 teams. Each maintains the characteristic ACC footprint--the original 13 colonies plus Florida--while filling in the gap between Boston and the rest of the league.

In each case here you get a distinct character to the ACC divisions. Scenario 2 considers adding two service academies, This presents some problems for non-football sports and creates essentially a 14-member conference plus 2. The division shown here is based on geography, but for a variety of reasons it may be better to put one service academy in each of the two divisions and move a North Carolina school to the north.

The weakness of the Big East makes it perfectly thinkable that some Big East teams may be open to bids to the ACC. What thinks this august group? How likely are these scenarios? How desirable? What other possibilities would you recommend that Swofford consider?

 

Scenario 1

 

ACC North


Boston College

Connecticut

Syracuse

Rutgers

Pittsburgh

Maryland

Virginia Tech

Virginia


ACC South


Wake Forest

Duke

North Carolina

North Carolina State

Clemson

Georgia Tech

Florida State

Miami


____________

 

Scenario 2


ACC North

Boston College

Syracuse

Army

Rutgers

Maryland

Navy

Virginia Tech

Virginia


ACC South


Wake Forest

Duke

North Carolina

North Carolina State

Clemson

Georgia Tech

Florida State

Miami

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