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If the ACC is going to a rotating pod system

then you don't think most coaches/ADs/Presidents would be in favor of 2 fixed pods and 2 rotating pods instead of rotating 3 pods?

By structuring the pods that way it ensures that teams from NC and north will always play 1 FL school and 1 SC/GA school every year. Plus, if there is more support for the zipper model to be used within the pods, then I would think Clemson, GT, FSU, and Da U would be split up among the 4 pods. So unless Da U is willing to be partnered with GT, then FSU wouldn't be able to play Clemson every year as a conference game because it would be alternating games between Clemson and GT.

I think FSU could live with that because either the President, AD, or Jimbo has been on the record indicating he wished FSU played GT more often. I don't think enough schools would support a purely geographical based pods because the pods would probably look like this:

Pod A: BC, Syracuse, Pitt, Notre Dame
Pod B: WVU, L'ville, VT, UVA
Pod C: Wake, Duke, UNC, NC State
Pod D: Clemson, GT, FSU, Da U

The pairings would probably look like this: AD and BC. The downside to these pairings is the Backyard Brawl can't be played every year unless you switch Pitt and L'ville. The Textile Bowl can't be played every year because NC State isn't in Pod A or Clemson isn't in Pod B. UVA won't be able to play Duke every year. I am not even sure a hybrid regional/zipper model can work without sacrificing a potential rivalry game. If something has to give, then I would think the ACC would want to do the "fairest" thing for everyone which is probably a zipper model within each pod.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 10:20AM


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  What's in it for Louisville? ** -- Maroon Baboon 09/05/2017 6:34PM
  The Big 12? -- surroundedbyhokies 09/08/2017 2:30PM
  Hopefully a death penalty... ** -- tcc_dc 09/05/2017 7:36PM
  2 divisions like this -- realityhokie 09/05/2017 4:08PM
  No thanks. -- marcbvtgm 09/05/2017 11:00AM
  Re: No thanks. -- Millpoint 09/05/2017 12:06PM
  Nice straw man. So ACC should compound mistakes? -- marcbvtgm 09/06/2017 6:25PM
  I disagree that WVU would be another NC State. -- VTHokie2000 09/13/2017 1:30PM
  Re: No thanks. -- Stech 09/06/2017 07:29AM
  The few people on this particular board... -- marcbvtgm 09/06/2017 6:18PM
  Re: The few people on this particular board... -- Stech 09/06/2017 6:35PM
  100% agree! ** -- realityhokie 09/05/2017 09:03AM
  If we were in pods...... -- TVLander 09/04/2017 8:35PM
  Re: If we were in pods...... -- HOO86 09/05/2017 10:06AM
  The key would be UVA; who non concurs with WVU -- Mercury 09/04/2017 9:44PM
  Re: The key would be UVA; who non concurs with WVU -- Millpoint 09/05/2017 12:43PM
  UVA would want to be with UNC & Duke. -- HOO86 09/05/2017 11:33AM
  Re: If we were in pods -- Millpoint 09/04/2017 9:13PM
  I'm in - no brainer ** -- HokieMJL 09/04/2017 8:19PM
  Trade BC for WVU ** -- WestyHokie 09/04/2017 7:31PM
  I agree with you 100% Stech! Save this in your files. LOL -- Old Line Hokie 09/04/2017 11:33AM
  VT can play them more often OOC ** -- hokeyhokie 09/04/2017 10:38AM
  I'd support this being the OOC opener every year. -- Maroon Baboon 09/04/2017 10:40AM
  Congratulations on the win! That was exciting! -- HOO86 09/04/2017 10:33AM
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  100% agree. It would raise the ACC football profile.... -- Calamitous 09/04/2017 09:14AM
  Dang straight -- Hamburger 09/04/2017 05:36AM

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