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ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:43 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 2:57 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its future scheduling formats for all sports, once Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the conference.

For basketball, the ACC will begin playing an 18-game conference schedule in the 2012-13 season. There will be 14 teams in the league when Pitt and Syracuse join, so each school will have one “primary partner.”

  • Boston College – Syracuse
  • Clemson – Georgia Tech
  • Duke – North Carolina
  • Florida State – Miami (Fl.)
  • Maryland – Pitt
  • NC State – Wake Forest
  • Virginia – Virginia Tech

The “partners” will play each other twice every season, while the other 12 teams will rotate in groups of four every seasons. One year, two teams will play each other both home and away; one year, at home only; and one year, away only. It’s essentially based on three-year cycles where partners play each other six times and everyone else four times.

Yes, that means we get to see Boston College and Syracuse play each other twice each year, but the partnerships do seem to make the most sense geographically. Would I prefer to see Syracuse and Pitt play twice every season? Of course, but that simply isn’t doable.

The league also announced that all 14 teams would make the conference tournament, meaning we could get five days of ACC tournament action.

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:23 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Now I'll admit the Cuse will be competitive and one of the top ACC teams year in and year out. To believe they will win the ACC every year is misinformed, arrogand & quite frankly laughable.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:03 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

What?? SU and Boston College don't have a rivalry?   Guess you weren't at the game when Pearl made the halfcourt shot.




Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:01 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Gonna be hard to accept that UNC & NC State won't be playing each other twice every year. That was the rivalry that helped to make the ACC the power conference it once was.




Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:57 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Glad they understand geography .



Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:39 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Can we just get UConn in the ACC already so we can see them play Duke, North Carolina, and Syracuse in basketball instead of UConn playing lousy schools from Texas?



Since: Nov 8, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:32 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

One thing you dont remember SU and BC played some great games in both football and basketball. SU should feel great we should win this leagues year in and year out. Def going to miss NYC and the big east tourney.



Since: Oct 3, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:21 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

I really dislike unbalanced schedulingin a league, and I think this highlights the natural problems with it.  Of course I would be upset if Duke didn't get a home-and-away series with UNC every year, guaranteed, but if you look at this, it gives Duke and UNC the hardest league schedule, having to play the toughest in-conference opponent twice, every year.  The Big East's rotating unbalanced schedule should at least (in theory) make it so a team with a tough schedule one year will have a light schedule in later years, whereas the ACC's is permanently unbalanced (I feel sorry for BC too having to play 'Cuse twice every year—and they don't even have a rivalry!).


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