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ACC Unveils New-Look Scheduling Model



A Pitt football lays on the turf on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now.) College Football

The additions of Cal, Stanford and SMU have made the new (as of earlier this year) scheduling pods in the ACC irrelevant, so the conference revamped scheduling through the rest of the decade.

The ACC dropped its divisions earlier this year, moving away from the Atlantic and Coastal distinctions to merge into a homogenous ACC. And that move led to the conference creating scheduling pods for each.

Pitt, under the now-outdated 3-3-5 model, would’ve played Boston College, Syracuse and Virginia Tech every season. The new additions have mixed that up.

Under the new model, Pitt will play Boston College and Syracuse annually through 2030. And over the next seven seasons, Pitt will play BC, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami, SMU, Stanford and Cal rotationally.

Pitt can be certain that it will play Syracuse and Boston College every season through 2030 now, but it will play a handful of familiar and unfamiliar opponents on an almost regular basis over the next seven seasons.

It will not change how the ACC championship is determined over the next seven seasons.

The ACC championship game participants will be determined by the two top teams in the conference according to conference win percentage. The championship will continue to take place the first weekend in December at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Pitt Conference Schedule:

2024: Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia, Clemson, SMU, Cal

2025: Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina State, Miami,

2026: Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami

2027: Boston College, Syracuse, North Carolina State, Duke, Virginia, Florida State, SMU, Cal

2028: Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Cal

2029: Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville North Carolina State, Duke, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Stanford

2030: Boston College, Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, SMU, Stanford

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Columbus Panther
Columbus Panther
1 month ago

Did I miss something? 2024 only has 5 league games.

1 month ago

It’s 8:

Home: Syracuse, Virginia, Clemson, Cal

Away: North Carolina, Louisville, Boston College, SMU

1 month ago

Not the same number of conference games each year. No Notre Dame in the schedules.

1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Notre Dame is considered non-conference.

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