The ACC will continue to play eight conference games.
Conference scheduling is a hot topic in college football, and the ACC is the latest league to settle on a future format.
After the first day of its league meetings, the ACC announced it would stick with an eight-game conference format in the future. The league was considering shifting to a nine-game slate, which would have allowed the teams in the league to have another crossover game each season.
However, the ACC decided to stick with eight games, but there is a caveat to the future schedules. All 14 ACC teams must play an opponent from one of the other four power conferences or Notre Dame each season.
The scheduling announcement is similar to the SEC, which announced an eight-game format with one non-conference game against a Power 5 opponent.
ACC votes to remain at 8-game conference schedule— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 12, 2014
ACC will require each school to play at least 1 Power 5 non-conference team starting in 2017— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 12, 2014