Imagine the ACC with Notre Dame and Navy
Once upon a time, the Confidential tossed around the idea of Navy as a suitable replacement for Maryland location-wise and as a partner with Notre Dame as the 15th and 16th teams. Obviously, Notre Dame is not ready for a conference, but they might start inching closer if they are 11-1 and outside the playoffs. The loss of a 13th game hurt the Big XII last year and could hurt Notre Dame this year–even with a win over Stanford. While everyone thinks UConn as team #16, and the Confidential has always thought West Virginia made even better sense than UConn, Navy has its merits too.