New Divisions for ACC? January 8, 2014 Update
According to ESPN, Swofford suggests that the ACC (or at least he) favors greater latitude in determining who plays in a conference championship game. If the NCAA were to change the rule to allow a conference championship game to feature two teams–without regard to divisions–how would you divide the teams for division purposes?
Let us know below.
According to Twitter, specifically: https://twitter.com/larrywilliamsti/status/409357740176179200, the ACC is going to re-consider the idea of the divisions.
The Confidential remains on board for this:
North: Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pitt, Syracuse, BC, Louisville
South: Florida State, North Carolina, Clemson, North Carolina State, Duke, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech
With these permanent rivalries: Miami-Florida State; Virginia-UNC. Or matching up each team in the North with the team directly below it in the South. There could be some re-arrangement over time too. Perhaps rotating the matchups between the private schools every two years. And rotating the trio of opponents for Clemson, NC State, and Louisville likewise. Only Miami/FSU and Virginia/UNC would be permanent rivalry games (as well they should).
The real opposition would be from Virginia and Virginia Tech. However, both schools have to be staring at a reality where wins are not easy to come by. Duke is not a pushover anymore. Nobody is.
The ultimate dream, of course, is for Notre Dame to join someday, along with perhaps UConn, in the North, with Virginia and Virginia Tech slotted in the South. But one should not be pinning hopes on that. Of course, as long as we are dreaming, we might as well put Texas, the Green Bay Packers, and the team with Kathy Ireland as a kicker in the league too.
Anyway, we have talked about this ad nauseam, what is your take?