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Playing the southern teams more would have worked if the ACC

had opted to remain at 12 members. Also, the ACC should have targetted WVU as the 12th member instead of BC. A 12 member ACC could and probably should have looked like this including the protective pairings.

NC State-UNC
FSU-Miami or Miami-FSU

The only problem with the BC model is that the ACC wouldn't want to keep BC on an island. So it was inevitable that the ACC would continue to expand north to fill in the gap. Now if the ACC had included WVU as the 12th member, then the ACC could have looked like this.

NC State-UNC
FSU-Miami or Miami-FSU

Under this model, the ACC doesn't have to expand north. It can if it wants to, but it could survive as a 12 member. Regardless whether the ACC uses the zipper model or the geography model, it will still face the same problem whenever it expands beyond 12 members. The more schools in the ACC, the fewer times VT can play the desirable southern schools.

(In response to this post by RTFC)

Posted: 01/10/2019 at 3:11PM


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