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ACC Announces 2013 Conference Football Opponents
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Greensboro, N.C.—The Atlantic Coast Conference Friday announced the football conference opponents and sites for the 2013 season incorporating new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league. As the conference did in its previous expansion schedule model in 2006, this year’s schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule.

The complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to be announced in early February.

Each ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home and four away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games (one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In 2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.

Each school’s primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. The primary crossovers are:
            
    Atlantic Division………………    Coastal Division
    Boston College…………………    Virginia Tech
    Clemson………………………..    Georgia Tech
    Florida State……………………    Miami
    Maryland……………………….    Virginia    
    NC State………………………..    North Carolina
    Syracuse………………………..    Pittsburgh
    Wake Forest……………………    Duke

Also, as in 2006, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site games, all limited to the 2013 football season.

The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
    
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.
    
Below are the 2013 conference football opponents for each ACC school. The games are listed with divisional games first in alphabetical order, followed by primary crossover (pc) and then rotating crossover (rc) games:

Atlantic Division
Boston College    Clemson        Florida State        Maryland        
at Clemson        Boston College    at Boston College    Boston College
Florida State        Florida State        at Clemson        Clemson
at Maryland        at Maryland        Maryland        at Florida State
NC State        at NC State        NC State        at NC State        
at Syracuse         at Syracuse        Syracuse        Syracuse
Wake Forest        Wake Forest        at Wake Forest    at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech (pc)    Georgia Tech (pc)    Miami    (pc)        Virginia (pc)
at North Carolina (rc)    at Virginia (rc)        at Pittsburgh (rc)    at Virginia Tech (rc)

NC State        Syracuse        Wake Forest
at Boston College    Boston College    at Boston College
Clemson        Clemson        at Clemson    
at Florida State    at Florida State    Florida State
Maryland        at Maryland        Maryland
Syracuse        at NC State        NC State
at Wake Forest     Wake Forest        at Syracuse
North Carolina (pc)    Pittsburgh (pc)        Duke (pc)
at Duke (rc)        at Georgia Tech (rc)    at Miami (rc)

Coastal Division
Duke            Georgia Tech        Miami            North Carolina
Georgia Tech        at Duke        at Duke        Duke    
Miami            at Miami        Georgia Tech        at Georgia Tech
at North Carolina    North Carolina    at North Carolina    Miami
Pittsburgh        Pittsburgh        at Pittsburgh        at Pittsburgh
at Virginia        at Virginia        Virginia        Virginia        
at Virginia Tech    Virginia Tech        Virginia Tech        at Virginia Tech
at Wake Forest (pc)    at Clemson (pc)    at Florida State (pc)    at NC State (pc)
NC State (rc)        Syracuse (rc)        Wake Forest (rc)    Boston College (rc)

Pittsburgh        Virginia        Virginia Tech
at Duke        Duke            Duke
at Georgia Tech    Georgia Tech        at Georgia Tech
Miami            at Miami        at Miami
North Carolina    at North Carolina    North Carolina
Virginia        at Pittsburgh        Pittsburgh
at Virginia Tech    Virginia Tech        at Virginia
at Syracuse (pc)    at Maryland (pc)    at Boston College (pc)
Florida State (rc)    Clemson (rc)        Maryland (rc)    

 

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