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ACC Announces 2013 Conference Football Opponents

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WRITTEN BY:  Atlantic Coast Conference

Greensboro, NC -- The Atlantic Coast Conference Friday announced the football conference opponents and sites for the 2013 season incorporating new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league. As the conference did in its previous expansion schedule model in 2006, this year's schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule.     

The complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to be announced in early February.
 
Each ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home and four away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games (one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In 2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.
 
Each school's primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. The primary crossovers are:
                        
      Atlantic Division..................  Coastal Division
      Boston College.....................  Virginia Tech
      Clemson.............................  Georgia Tech
      Florida State........................  Miami
      Maryland............................  Virginia           
      NC State.............................  North Carolina
      Syracuse.............................  Pittsburgh
      Wake Forest........................  Duke
 
Also, as in 2006, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site games, all limited to the 2013 football season. 
 
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
      
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.
      
Below are the 2013 conference football opponents for each ACC school. The games are listed with divisional games first in alphabetical order, followed by primary crossover (pc) and then rotating crossover (rc) games:
 
Atlantic Division
Boston College           Clemson                     Florida State              Maryland                   
at Clemson                  Boston College            at Boston College        Boston College
Florida State                Florida State                at Clemson                  Clemson
at Maryland                 at Maryland                 Maryland                     at Florida State
NC State                      at NC State                  NC State                      at NC State                  
at Syracuse                  at Syracuse                  Syracuse                      Syracuse
Wake Forest                Wake Forest                at Wake Forest            at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech (pc)       Georgia Tech (pc)       Miami  (pc)                  Virginia (pc)
at North Carolina (rc)  at Virginia (rc)             at Pittsburgh (rc)          at Virginia Tech (rc)
 
NC State                     Syracuse                     Wake Forest
at Boston College        Boston College            at Boston College
Clemson                      Clemson                      at Clemson      
at Florida State            at Florida State            Florida State
Maryland                     at Maryland                 Maryland
Syracuse                      at NC State                  NC State
at Wake Forest            Wake Forest                at Syracuse
North Carolina (pc)     Pittsburgh (pc)             Duke (pc)
at Duke (rc)                 at Georgia Tech (rc)    at Miami (rc)
 
Coastal Division
Duke                           Georgia Tech             Miami                         North Carolina
Georgia Tech              at Duke                        at Duke                        Duke   
Miami                          at Miami                      Georgia Tech              at Georgia Tech
at North Carolina         North Carolina            at North Carolina         Miami
Pittsburgh                    Pittsburgh                    at Pittsburgh                at Pittsburgh
at Virginia                   at Virginia                   Virginia                       Virginia                       
at Virginia Tech          Virginia Tech              Virginia Tech              at Virginia Tech
at Wake Forest (pc)     at Clemson (pc)           at Florida State (pc)     at NC State (pc)
NC State (rc)               Syracuse (rc)               Wake Forest (rc)          Boston College (rc) 
 
Pittsburgh                  Virginia                      Virginia Tech
at Duke                        Duke                           Duke
at Georgia Tech           Georgia Tech              at Georgia Tech
Miami                          at Miami                      at Miami
North Carolina            at North Carolina         North Carolina
Virginia                       at Pittsburgh                Pittsburgh
at Virginia Tech          Virginia Tech              at Virginia
at Syracuse (pc)           at Maryland (pc)          at Boston College (pc)
Florida State (rc)          Clemson (rc)                Maryland (rc)  

Courtesy: Atlantic Coast Conference

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