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Reviewing the Super-ACC: An ACC Response Plan to Big Ten Expansion


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What does that leave the ACC? Syracuse, which might want to be in the ACC anyway, is the obvious fit and probably the best choice. Past that, the ACC is left with a myriad of difficult decisions and potential options. Looking at a few:

•West Virginia: Great athletics and geographic fit, but academic concerns.

•Louisville: Just as good athletically, but poor geographic fit and similar concerns regarding academics.

•Cincinnati: See above.

•South Florida: Would strengthen the Florida contingent, but isn't a powerhouse athletically nor academically.

•East Carolina: Tobacco Road would be happy and they bring a decent football team to the table, but does the ACC really need another Carolina team?

The academic concerns will almost certainly be have to be thrown by the wayside. While I'm not exactly in favor of bringing in a community college, this sort of catastrophic event would basically make it eat or be eaten. To survive, the ACC might have to swallow some less than great academic schools.

Honestly, with better fits like UCONN, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers possibly joining the Big Ten, the ACC will have to bite the bullet. West Virginia and South Florida would be the front-runners, and it would probably be between Louisville and ECU for the final spot, with the other going to the SEC (the ACC's hand may be forced on this one).

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What would that conference look like? Well, it wouldn't be pretty, and it certainly wouldn't be the utopian (or as close as you could get) version that I had proposed earlier. That won't happen unless the Big Ten stops at 14, which would probably surprise a lot of people at this point.

The scheduling method would the stay the same, though the divisions would have an uglier break. Probably something like this:

North: Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Boston College, East Carolina/Louisville, Wake Forest

South: Miami, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Florida

http://www.testudotimes.com/2010/4/20/1433169/reviewing-the-super-acc-an-acc

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It would work out for us if this became a reality...

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If those three go to the Big 10 one of the expansion teams in the ACC will be Syracuse. The other is up for debate.

It would come down to USF, WVU, Cincy, and Louisville for the 14th spot.

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You will NOT see ECU or any non BCS team jumping a current Big East team to get into the SEC or ACC. It just won't happen and would be a huge slap in the face to whomever gets left out.

The ACC won't want ECU anyways, 4 schools within 150 miles in a state that isn't flush with awesome recruits to begin with....riiiiiiiiiight.

Syracuse will get the nod. WVU will be in 2nd, esp with its ties to rivals of VT and fit. Their overall athletics beat out USF.

Not sure if FSU and Miami would allow USF in. The best bet is to hope it goes to 16 and they take us, or the SEC takes 2-4 ACC teams, and the ACC has no choice, because they won't pull up a non-BCS school just yet.

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You will NOT see ECU or any non BCS team jumping a current Big East team to get into the SEC or ACC. It just won't happen and would be a huge slap in the face to whomever gets left out.

Tell that to the delusional folks of east orlando (ucf).
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•South Florida: Would strengthen the Florida contingent, but isn't a powerhouse athletically nor academically.

Not yet.  Yet being the key word.  USF has the potential in both areas.

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Note to any rational people reading still left on this topic of Big 10 expansion.

THE ACC IS NOT EXPANDING ANYTIME SOON. NOR IS THE SEC

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why, mr. Anderson, why? why, why do keep saying the ACC or SEC will expand? why, why would the ACC or SEC expand? why keep expanding? you have no Big Ten network so there is money in it for you? would you expand for  freedom or truth, perhaps peace - could it be for love? illusions, mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception.

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Note to any rational people reading still left on this topic of Big 10 expansion.

THE ACC IS NOT EXPANDING ANYTIME SOON. NOR IS THE SEC

agent_smith_2.jpg

why, mr. Anderson, why? why, why do keep saying the ACC or SEC will expand? why, why would the ACC or SEC expand? why keep expanding? you have no Big Ten network so there is money in it for you? would you expand for  freedom or truth, perhaps peace - could it be for love? illusions, mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception.

Rational? About college football? On the Internet?  I laughed. Then  I read the Smith quotation and laughed more. Good post.

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Note to any rational people reading still left on this topic of Big 10 expansion.

THE ACC IS NOT EXPANDING ANYTIME SOON. NOR IS THE SEC

agent_smith_2.jpg

why, mr. Anderson, why? why, why do keep saying the ACC or SEC will expand? why, why would the ACC or SEC expand? why keep expanding? you have no Big Ten network so there is money in it for you? would you expand for  freedom or truth, perhaps peace - could it be for love? illusions, mr. Anderson, vagaries of perception.

Post is of high quality

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Lol how do you have west Virginia fitting well geography wise but not Louisville???

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