Nov. 18, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the conference games-only portion of the league’s football schedules for the 2006 through 2015 seasons today.
Beginning in 2005, the ACC will play in football aligned into two six-team divisions – Atlantic and Coastal. Teams will play all five opponents in their division, plus one primary crossover opponent every year and two rotating opponents from the opposite division. The divisional champions will meet in the league’s inaugural football championship game scheduled to be held at the ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, December 3, 2005.
Each year, one non-divisional opponent will rotate on, and off, each team’s schedule, and over this 10-year period (2006-2015), each team, with the exception of their primary crossover opponent, will play their non-divisional opponents an equal number of times.
The chronological order of each team’s schedule will be determined prior to each season. The ACC divisional alignment, with primary crossover opponents listed opposite of one another, follows.
Notes on release of ACC Football opponents through 2015
Teams Clemson will play each year from the Coastal Division2005 DUK MIA2006 UNC at VAT2007 at DUK VAT2008 DUK at UVA2009 at MIA UVA2010 MIA at UNC2011 at VAT UNC2012 VAT at DUK2013 at UVA DUK2014 UVA at MIA2015 at UNC MIA
Clemson will play at wake forest in both 2005 and 2006Clemson will play each team in the opposite division (exceptGeorgia Tech) twice every five years The rotation is staggered, notgrouped Clemson won’t play Virgnia again until 2008 Clemson won’tplay at Miami (FL) until 2009 Clemson will play at Duke just once(2007) between now and 2011 The schedule will repeat itself for theopposite division every 5 years, but will only repeat itself withBOTH divisions every 10 years (e.g., in 2006, we will play atVirginia Tech (one of our two opposite division games)…that sameyear, we will play N.C. State at home. In 2011, we will again playat Virginia Tech, but we will be playing AT N.C. State). Thefive-year rotation for opposite division teams will renew in 2011,2016, 2021, 2026, etc The 10-year “true” rotation will renew itselfin 2006, 2016, 2026, 2036, etc.
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