This is the best proposal.I would LOVE this for VT. But I think it unwise on the large scale to have the three best football programs (FSU, Clemson, and VT respectively) in the same division.
Here's mine copy/paste from an email I sent to a Hoo friend a while back about this topic:
Games that need protected in crossovers: UVa-VT, Miami-FSU, Syracuse-BC, UNC-NCSt, Duke-Wake, GT-Clemson...so that makes Pitt-Louisville a permanent rival if you will. BTW, I would play all crossovers early in the season in case there is a rematch in the ACCCG, the said teams won’t be playing each other on back to back weekends.
If we want to also allow UNC-Wake and Duke-NCSt each year, then we go to 9 games.
This plan allows for many of the rivalries to be preserved, and also allows for a division opponent to be in every sub-region (Northeast, Virginia, Ohio River Valley, North Carolina, Cotton Belt, Florida). This is good for recruiting, exposure and maintaining continuity in an expanded footprint.
It also relatively balances out the urban schools. I specifically put Pitt and Miami in separate divisions since I consider it an abomination have to play two teams regularly that play in NFL stadiums.
Two more alternatives to current division:
1. Switch Clemson and Miami. Or...
2. Old ACC (w/FSU) vs. New ACC (2003-present additions)