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ACC Releases 2013 Conference Football Opponents and Sites


Clemson Athletic Communications - Friday, January 11, 2013 11:04 AM
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Greensboro, N.C.—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)	


Clemson 2013 Conference Opponents Announced
Georgia Tech Returns to Death Valley for Second Straight Year

Clemson, SC—Clemson will play home conference games against Florida State, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Wake Forest in 2013. Dabo Swinney’s Tigers will travel to Virginia, NC State, Maryland and Syracuse according to the conference schedule released by the ACC on Friday.

The league will release the dates of conference games in February when the schedule is completed.

Clemson remains in the Atlantic Division, the division new member Syracuse will compete starting in 2013.
With a new rotation of conference games being developed due to the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh in the ACC in 2013, and Louisville in 2014, Georgia Tech must come to Clemson for a second consecutive year. It is the first time the same ACC team will come to Clemson in consecutive years since the 1993-94 era when NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland all came to Clemson in consecutive years.

That circumstance was the result of Florida State joining the ACC in 1992. There were also consecutive appearances in the same stadium for some league schools in the 2004-05 era when Virginia Tech and Miami joined the ACC, but no ACC team came to Clemson in consecutive years during that time. Clemson did go to Wake Forest in 2005 and 2006.

Clemson will be one of just two schools in the nation to have two non-conference games against teams that finished in the final top 10 of the final 2012 AP and USA Today polls. Georgia and South Carolina were both ranked in the top 10 of both polls this year and will open and close Clemson’s 2013 schedule, respectively. Nevada is the only other school nationally with two non-conference games against 2012 top 10 teams.

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Front Page Story: ACC Releases 2013 Conference Football Opponents and Sites
Crump®
So we have to play in Syracuse? Any places to eat up there?
AThomas®
Re: So we have to play in Syracuse? Any places to eat up there?
uproar84®
Food network always featuring Syracuse dives
87tygr®
Mmmm Pastabilities.******
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every coach we have needs to mention this in press conferenc
xtiger
Good place for steak & BBQ with lots of local brews
NortherTiger®
Re: So we have to play in Syracuse? Any places to eat up there?
OrangeRunsMyBlood
Re: So we have to play in Syracuse? Any places to eat up there?
123me
No - you'll have to go over to Buffalo and get some wings***
Tiger77
Ding ding!***
Louie Le Lip®
#1st annual battle of the upstates***
jhoffma
Syracuse is not Upstate, NY
ADK_Tiger®
What about Watertown and Potsdam?.....
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Re: What about Watertown and Potsdam?.....
ADK_Tiger®
I'm sure we can find a Denny's
TigerLight
I don't know why the league office
uproar84®
Did you even read why?? All Atlantic Div team host their
CitadelTiger®
This was done to balance the schedule across the conference
Tigerfansince1972®
Your post makes zero sense - GA Tech's request does not...
TigerEric35®
I dont want to play Duke. Ever. I wish they werent in this
clemsonphi®
Getting GT at home again is HUGE! No trip to Atlanta this
AThomas®
Yep, Tech fans are going to be po'ed.
ClemKWA
I think Gt requested it to make sure they had one money
AThomas®
^^^this^^^^
87tygr®
Re: Makes sense***
gobigorange®
This helps GT long term
IPTAY FAMILY
Same thing happened to us in previous expansion. We had
TigerD4Him
Agreed!
grover173
Playing at Syracuse will be very tough though: They
josephg®
At least its indoors and we won't have to worry about
MSTiger02®
GT at home??? Say Whhaaattt?!
CU2013®
Re: Front Page Story: ACC Releases 2013 Conference Football Opponents and Sites
Freeborn Man
So only 6 home games this year?
gringohoneymoon®
No ... four conf. home games and three non conf home games***
CitadelTiger®
Re: No ... four conf. home games and three non conf home games***
gringohoneymoon®
No ... UGA, Citadel, and whoever replaced Kent ... at home
CitadelTiger®
SC State***
TigerEric35®
Re: So only 6 home games this year?
gringohoneymoon®
There is no lost revenue
AThomas®
Re: There is no lost revenue
gringohoneymoon®
no....GA, SC State, The Citadel and four conf games***
Tigerfansince1972®
wow, really, we still have 7 home games.....
fowlerj43
It sure would be nice to see FSU go to BC and Pitt for back
dctiger1976
FSU avoids GT
SquishyWaffle
^^^ Sorry. I meant November. ^^^
dctiger1976
Three ranked opponents scheduled next season
MemphisCat®
Maryland couldn't get out the conference fast enough?***
TigersRoar04®
Seriously***
SquishyWaffle
Re: Front Page Story: ACC Releases 2013 Conference Football Opponents and Sites
brad12
Wasn't FSU supposed to host VT in 2013?***
TigerHarris
Syracuse had a pretty decent team this year
AllTimeClemson
Mmmm Pergolas.******
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Re: Mmmm Pergolas.******
Spork77
Re: Mmmm Pergolas.******
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