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The ACC vs Power 5, Group of 5, & FCS Opponents in 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has 14 teams and 2 Divisions, the Atlantic and the Coastal

The Atlantic Division: Boston College (BC), Clemson, Florida State (FSU), Louisville, NC State, Syracuse, & Wake Forest (WF).

Coastal Division: Duke, Georgia Tech (GT), Miami, North Carolina (UNC), Pittsburgh (Pitt), Virginia, & Virginia Tech.

The ACC vs Power Five Conferences (P5)

ACC vs the Big 12: Duke takes on Baylor @ Home 9/23/17; Pitt welcomes Oklahoma State on 9/16/17; Virginia Tech plays host to West Virginia on 9/2/17;  ACC challenges the Big-12 in 3 games in 2017′

ACC vs the Big Ten: Duke hosts Northwestern on 9/9/17; Louisville welcomes Purdue on 9/2/1; Pitt travels to Penn State 9/9/17; Virginia has a Home date with Indiana on 9/9/17. ACC takes on the B-10 4 times in 2017

Sully’s College Football Page (SCFP) breaks the four Independents into quasi P5’s ( ND & BYU) & G5’s (Massachusetts {U-Mass} & Army). Please do not waste your time agreeing or disagreeing with this breakdown, that argument will not effect how we disseminated the data. We mention it for your clarifcation only! That Said!

ACC vs P5 Independents: BC takes on ND in Boston on 9/16/17; Miami Welcomes (well sort of welcomes) ND on 11/11/17; NC State travels to ND on 10/28/17; UNC battles ND @ Home on 10/7/17; WF Travels to ND on 11/4/17.  All 5 ACC games are against Norte Dame, the Conference does not play BYU in 2017!

ACC vs PAC 12 (Pacifis Athletic Conference): UNC plays California @ Chapel Hill. This is the only regular season game between the ACC and the P-12 in 2017!

ACC vs the SEC (Southeastern Conference): Clemson takes on 2 SEC clubs, Auburn @ Home on 9/9/17 & @ South Carolina on 11/25/17; FSU battles Alabama @ a neutral site, Mercedez-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia on 9/2/17 & @ Florida 11/25/17; GT hosts Tennessee on 9/4 (Memorial Day Monday)/17 & @ home vs Georgia 11/25/17; Louisville travels to Kentucky 11/25/17; NC State puts out the welcoming mat for South Carolina on 9/2/17; Syracuse @ home vs LSU on 9/23/17! The ACC and the SEC will battle 9 times in the 2017 regular season!

The ACC plays 8 Conference Games & 4 Non-Conference Games (14 teams x 4  = 56 NC Games) In 2017, the League will play 22 of the 56 (40% of their NC Schedule) contests against Power 5 Programs!

The ACC vs the Group of Five Conferences (G5)

ACC vs AAC (American Athletic Conference):  BC @ U-Conn 11/18/17; GT at Central Florida 9/16/17; Virginia @ Home vs U-Conn 9/16/17; Virginia Tech @ East Carolina 9/16/17; 4 Games between the ACC & the AAC!

ACC vs C-USA ( Conference – Unites States of America): NC State @ Home vs Marshall 9/9/17; UNC @ Home vs Old Dominion 9/16/17; Pitt @ Home vs Rice 9/30/17; Syracuse @ home vs Middle Tennessee 9/9/17; Virginia Tech @ Home vs Old Dominion 9/23/17. The ACC will battle C-USA 5 times during the 2017 regular season!

ACC vs the Independent Group of Five: Duke marches on West Point to battle Army on 11/11/17 (Armistices Day)? Maybe Duke should stand down … for at least a day! This is the only game the ACC has with the G5 Independents as the League does not play U-Mass!

ACC vs MAC (Mid-American Conference): BC Plays 2 MAC clubs, @ Northern Illinois on 9/1/17 & @ Home vs Central Michigan on 9/30/17; Clemson welcomes Kent State on 9/2/17; Louisville battles Kent State @ Home on 9/23/17; Miami FL takes on Toledo @ Home on 11/11/17; Syracuse is @ Home vs Central Michigan on 9/16/17. The ACC takes on the MAC 6 times in the 2017 regular season!

ACC vs the MWC (Mountain West Conference): Virginia Travels to Boise State on 9/23/17; WF @ Home vs Utah State on 9/16/17. The ACC lines up against the MWC twice during the 2017 regular season!

ACC vs the SBC (Sun Belt Conference): FSU @ Home vs Louisiana Monroe 9/9/17; Miami vs Arkansas State @ Home; Syracuse @ Home vs Coastal Carolina on 9/2/17; WF vs Appalachian State on 9/23/17. The ACC meets the SBC in 4 games in 2017

The ACC will do battle in 22 games vs the Group of 5, the exact number of games the ACC will play vs the P5! The ACC will play 80% of its NC Schedule against FBS opponents! 


ACC outings against FCS Opponents: Clemson @ Home vs The Citadel Southern Conference (SoCon); Duke @ Home vs North Carolina Central Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC); Florida State @ Home vs Delaware State (MEAC); Georgia Tech @ Home vs Jacksonville State Ohio Valley Conference (OVC); Louisville @ Home vs Murray State (OVC); Miami @ Home against Bethune-Cookman (MEAC); NC State @ Home will line up against Furman (SoCon); UNC @ Home vs Western Illinois Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC); Pitt @ Home vs Youngstown State (MVFC); Virginia @ Home vs Willian & Mary Colonial Athletic Association (CAA); Virginia Tech @ Home vs Delaware (CAA); WF @ Home vs Presbyterian Big South Conference (BSC). Only Boston College & Syracuse do not play a FCS (63 scholarship program) in 2017 regualar season!

The ACC schedule breaks down as follows: 56 NC Games, 22 vs P5 opponents, 22 vs G5 teams & 12 against FCS clubs!

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