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It would never work - too many private schools in the ACC


The existing rivalries aren't changing:

Florida-Florida State
Georgia-Georgia Tech
South Carolina-Clemson
Kentucky-Louisville

But when you start looking at the remaining members, you just can't come up with sensible matchups. It's easy enough to say that Virginia Tech would make a good pairing with, say, Tennessee or Texas A&M or even Auburn or Alabama. But the ACC has Boston College, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Duke, and they can't all play Vanderbilt. No one would care about Boston College-Arkansas or Syracuse-Missouri, and at some point that's the sort of matchup you'd be forced to have.

It just makes way more sense for schools like Arkansas and Missouri to play non-conference games against Big 12 schools, or even some of the more prominent American and C-USA schools, as opposed to playing Syracuse or Pitt or Boston College.
[Post edited by Tailgate Guru at 10/03/2017 09:20AM]

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 09:20AM



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  You're comparing VT-WVU to UT-aTm? LOL!!! -- marcbvtgm 10/17/2017 4:52PM
  That's the whole point. -- HOO86 10/17/2017 8:39PM
  That game will come back eventually -- OU_Sooner 09/30/2017 2:27PM
  Acc. Sec -- SoCloseHokie 10/02/2017 03:15AM
  There was some discussion of ACC v SEC. -- HOO86 10/02/2017 10:02AM
  It would never work - too many private schools in the ACC -- Tailgate Guru 10/03/2017 09:20AM
  How many SEC schools want to play in Boston, Durham or W-S? -- Tailgate Guru 10/03/2017 12:48PM
  Here's one. -- HOO86 10/03/2017 2:00PM
  FWIW 'Bama played a game in Durham may 8-10 years ago ** -- VTHokie2000 10/03/2017 12:56PM
  Historically Duke seems to do a lot of home-home series -- VTHokie2000 10/03/2017 2:21PM
  No, Wallace Wade coached at Bama before Duke -- Tailgate Guru 10/10/2017 08:22AM
  My bad. Went from Bama to Duke. ** -- Atlee Hokie 10/10/2017 08:24AM
  It's not just about whether it's competitive -- Tailgate Guru 10/03/2017 12:52PM
  I was looking at the competitive aspect for 2 reasons -- VTHokie2000 10/03/2017 12:57PM
  It makes more sense for VT to play those schools too. -- Mr. Touchdown 10/03/2017 10:05AM
  Would be nice to add a VT vs Tennessee game! ** -- EDGEMAN 10/03/2017 09:21AM
  Bristol was a 1 off type of game. -- Atlee Hokie 10/05/2017 09:05AM
  I agree -- OU_Sooner 10/01/2017 12:07PM

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