Monday, July 30, 2012


Yeah, yeah, we see UConn on there. We didn't make the graphic, these guys did.
It is a running joke that no one knows who is in which division in the ACC (then again, I think Legends and Leaders is worse, but that's not my conference and this one isn't theirs). Remember one important thing: Florida State and Miami were the first round draft picks for the two division when they were built in 2004. Since that time, we've gotten a grand total of zero FSU-UM matchups in the ACC Championship.

As we get one year closer to Syracuse and Pitt joining, expect there to be weekly posts from newspapers down below Virginia that very graciously recommend a new way of doing things for these divisions. "The original idea failed." "Travel costs are too much." "BC and Florida State are 1300 miles apart, why do they play each other every year."

These are logical reasons. But I refuse to believe them as the actual motive. As the ACC has not lived up to gridiron expectations in the last decade, there are some solutions. But I don't consider this, as suggested by SBN's brilliant Bill C. (he's seriously brilliant, for the record), to be one of them:
Please, ACC: it isn't too late. You're adding two more northern programs next year, and while you say you're putting them in opposite divisions, that is just absurd. It isn't too late.
If you're looking for even competition, check this out: 
ACC NORTH: Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
ACC SOUTH: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, N.C. State, Wake Forest
This is something I'm going to watch closely, because I feel it's less of a movement toward even-steven. It's disguised colonialism to get the ACC back to what it was and rebuilding the Big East with a championship between the two conferences for an Orange Bowl bid.

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty sure those divisions would enrage most fans of southern ACC schools. Virginia Tech would pretty much get a bye all the way to the championship game