The ACC announced its complete 2023 college football schedule on Monday, setting the stage for a pivotal campaign. The schedule is the first featuring a divisionless, 3-3-5 model that will result in the two top teams facing off in the conference championship game.
The opening weekend of college football provides a showcase for the league, with ACC teams playing every day from Thursday to Labor Day Monday. Wake Forest kicks things off on Aug. 31 against Elon, while Louisville plays Georgia Tech at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Sept. 1. Florida State plays SEC West champ LSU on Sunday, Sept. 3, while Clemson begins its ACC title defense against Duke on Labor Day.
Notre Dame once again plays a major role in the ACC schedule with six matchups, including a road trip to Clemson on Nov. 4 and a home tilt vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 18. A Sept. 23 matchup between Florida State and Clemson ranks as perhaps the early game of the year in the conference with both programs likely in the top 10 to start the year. The final week of the season features rivalry games as usual, with four schools playing in-state SEC opponents.
The 3-5-5 model involves three permanent opponents for each school to maintain rivalries, along with a rotation selection of five unique teams every other year. The model ensures that every four-year ACC player will travel to every individual opposing stadium over the course of their careers. Previously, the NCAA required every conference with at least 12 teams to have a conference championship…
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Author : Shehan Jeyarajah
Publish date : 2023-01-31 01:34:55
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