My ACC-15 plan with ND...1) Put ND in the 7-member division. 2) Rotate all new teams into the ND division every year. 3) Two teams in the 8-member division must stay behind for the following year. 4) Teams left behind for an additional year are the two teams that finish last. 5) But no team can be left behind twice in a row.
Cross-over games are optional. They count as OOC games. Allows ND to have 6 OOC games and still play in the ACCCG. Division competitive balance will be maintained since 2 sub-par teams from the previous year will be in the 8-team division.
Originally Posted by I85Hokie
between the Atlantic and Coastal divisions. ND plays only the teams in its division that particular year (7 conference games), allowing them to schedule 5 OOC games, which would let them keep many of their rivalries. As for the other ACC teams, the division that gets ND in a particular year plays 9 conference games - 7 division, 1 permanent cross-divisional rival, and 1 rotating cross-divisional opponent. The division that doesn't get ND plays 8 conference games - 6 divisional, 1 permanent cross-divisional, and 1 rotating cross-divisional (and no ND).
-ND is a full member in all sports.
-every ACC team plays ND every other year.
-Special treatment. ND could qualify for the ACCCG while playing fewer conference games than everyone else.
-Cross-divisional teams would go up to 10 years without playing each other. Imagine Wake and UNC playing each other only twice every 12 years.
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