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I disagree that WVU would be another NC State.

Historically speaking WVU has a stronger football program than NC State. NC State may have the slight edge when it comes to basketball. However, I believe most "experts" would say that WVU currently has the stronger program.

Men's basketball and football will probably always be the money makers in college athletics. So if a conference wants to get the most bang for its buck, then it needs to maximizing on existing rivalries and hope that new ones are created along the way. Since it isn't easy to create new rivalries, then a conference shouldn't plan to have new ones pop up overnight. Right now VT has the following football rivalries; UVA and Da U. The jury is still out on whether a rivalry can develop with Duke, GT, UNC, or Pitt. If one does develop, then it will probably only be temporary (when both teams are good) and quickly fade when 1 team goes south. It is unlikely to endure the down times like what we see with UVA, WVU, and maybe Da U. Also, WVU would give the ACC another top quality program to help build its football brand around. By having an even number of programs (Clemson, FSU, L'ville, Da U, VT, and WVU), then it may make things easier to maintain a competitive balance between the divisions with or without the rotating pods. Notre Dame and Penn State are 2 candidates that can help fill that void, but there is no guarantee that Notre Dame will ever join the ACC and the ship has sailed with Penn State.

(In response to this post by marcbvtgm)

Posted: 09/13/2017 at 1:30PM


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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
  Yup. Ditto for Pitt-WVU. -- Maroon Baboon 09/04/2017 10:53AM
  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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