Following the SEC's lead, the ACC schools voted this week to stay with an eight-game conference schedule. And just like the SEC, the ACC is adopting an eight plus one format where each conference member is mandated to play at least one team from the Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 or SEC every season, beginning in 2017.
As is the case with the SEC (hear an echo?), the ACC wants other power conferences to do its dirty work while maintaining the ability to schedule non-power or FCS patsies to pat its member teams' records. We had a solution for that—the other conferences should boycott the SEC...as well as the ACC.
That said, we decided to help out the ACC, just as our colleague Barrett Sallee has done with the SEC, by mapping out an ideal annual interconference game for each school. While there are already permanent rivalries for four ACC teams, the other 10 teams can use some advice.
So in alphabetical order, these are contracts we'd love to see drawn up.