The Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference for the first time in the 2013 season, and the Miami Hurricanes will benefit from this move for a few reasons.
Since the ACC added locations in Pennsylvania and New York, the conference has a larger impact along the East Coast of the U.S.
Conference realignment also caused a slight hiccup in Miami's 2013 schedule, which actually plays in their favor.
Miami already travels to one of the two new ACC schools this upcoming season, and that is a huge advantage for the future of the program. Read on to see how.