Each team's remaining nine rotating partners will then be formed into three groups of three teams and rotated annually on a three-year basis. One of the three-team groups (A) will play a home and away series that year, while a second three-team group (B) will be that team's home games that season and the third three-team group (C) will be that team's road games. The following year, the three three-team groups will be rotated so that group B will be that year's home and away series teams, while group C will be the home game opponents and group A will be the road game opponents.
After the third year of this schedule each of the primary partners will have played each other six times with three home and three road games. In addition each of the nine rotating partners will have played four games against their non-primary partners, including two home and two road games. The model below ensures that every institution will face each conference opponent at least four times over the next three seasons.
A look to the league schedule for 2005-06 shows that Clemson will play a home and home series with Georgia Tech, Florida State, Wake Forest, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Clemson will play just one of the three North Carolina Triangle schools on the road in 2005-06, as Clemson will face North Carolina, Boston College and Miami on the road without a return game to Clemson.
Duke, Maryland and NC State come to Clemson for a single game. This means NC State will come to Clemson for the second consecutive year without receiving a return trip to Raleigh from Clemson. Clemson will travel to North Carolina again next year, but the Tigers will not go to North Carolina in 2006-07. The two schools will then play home and home in 2007-08.
Clemson's League Schedule Breakdown 2005-06
Home Away Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Florida State Florida State Wake Forest Wake Forest Virginia Virginia Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Maryland North Carolina Duke Boston College NC State Miami (FL)
Clemson's League Schedule Breakdown 2006-07
Home Away Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Florida State Florida State Boston College Boston College Duke Duke Maryland Maryland Miami (FL) NC State North Carolina Virginia Tech Virginia Wake Forest
Clemson's League Schedule Breakdown 2007-08
Home Away Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Florida State Florida State Miami (FL) Miami (FL) North Carolina North Carolina NC State NC State Boston College Duke Virginia Tech Maryland Wake Forest Virginia