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If the ACC were to realign the divisions based on an east-west

alignment, then I would think the ACC would base it on the pairings (hopefully natural ones). Instead of where the schools are physically located. I say that because I don't think the ACC would split the 4 NC schools 3-1 between the divisions. I would think the ACC would want to split the 4 teams evenly between the 2 divisions. If the ACC was allowed to have 4 divisions or rotating pods, then I would think the ACC would either place 1 team in each pod/division or 2 teams in 2 divisions depending on what happens with the protected cross-division game(s).

Also it would give the ACC a more plausible explanation to justify why teams that should be in the "Western Division" were placed in the "Eastern Division" (think there could be others besides Notre Dame). If the alignment were based on the protected pairings, then the divisions could look like this:

BC - Syracuse
Pitt - L'ville
Duke - Wake
UNC - NC State
Clemson - GT
Miami - FSU
Notre Dame - Texas

Another reason I could see the ACC go this route is because it would make it easier (from a scheduling standpoint) for the ACC to implement the rotating pod methodology because the ACC would take the same number of teams from both divisions.

Pod A - BC, Syracuse, UVA, VT
Pod B - Pitt, L'ville, Notre Dame, Texas
Pod C - Wake, Duke, UNC, NC State
Pod D - Clemson, GT, FSU, Miami

Protected Pod Pairings: A-C and B-D

(In response to this post by Victor Tango)

Posted: 07/13/2017 at 1:29PM


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Current Thread:
WFNZ in Charlotte is at the ACC meeting -- Victor Tango 07/13/2017 11:07AM
  Pods ** -- daveinop 07/15/2017 08:51AM
  This realignment seems unrealistic. -- hokie-c 07/14/2017 10:09AM
  Re: WFNZ in Charlotte is at the ACC meeting -- Millpoint 07/13/2017 2:52PM
  Like groundhog day. Same topic, new "reporter". ** -- goldendomer 07/13/2017 2:01PM
  If/when UT jouns another conference it -- 133193Hokie 07/13/2017 12:40PM
  Swofford comments -- TerryD 07/13/2017 11:30AM
  More -- TerryD 07/13/2017 12:40PM
  "Unless", you mean....not "until" :) ** -- TerryD 07/13/2017 12:59PM
  Good one. :-) ** -- Stech 07/14/2017 07:11AM

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