ACC Releases 2005 Football Schedule Model

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference released the conference games-only portion of the league's football schedule for the 2005 season today.

Beginning next season, the ACC will play in football aligned into two six-team divisions - Atlantic and Coastal. Teams will play all five opponents in their division, plus one primary crossover opponent every year and two rotating opponents from the opposite division. The divisional champions will meet in the league's inaugural football championship game scheduled to be held at the ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, December 3, 2005.

The primary principles used in determining the 2005 schedule were to fulfill as much as possible the "home-away" situations from the 2004 schedule and eliminate repeat site games from the 2004 season to the 2005 season.

Atlantic

Maryland: Boston College; Clemson; at Florida State; at North Carolina; at NC State; Virginia; Virginia Tech; at Wake Forest
Clemson: Boston College; Duke; Florida State; at Georgia Tech; at Maryland; Miami; at NC State; at Wake Forest
NC State: at Boston College; Clemson; at Florida State; at Georgia Tech; Maryland; North Carolina; Virginia Tech; at Wake Forest
Wake Forest: at Boston College; Clemson; at Duke; at Florida State; at Georgia Tech; Maryland; Miami; NC State
Florida State: at Boston College; at Clemson; at Duke; Maryland; Miami; NC Sate; at Virginia; Wake Forest
Boston College: at Clemson; Florida State; at Maryland; at North Carolina; NC State; Virginia; at Virginia Tech; Wake Forest
Coastal

Virginia: at Boston College; Duke; Florida State; Georgia Tech; at Maryland; at Miami; at North Carolina; Virginia Tech
Georgia Tech: Clemson; at Duke; at Miami; North Carolina; NC State; at Virginia; at Virginia Tech; Wake Forest
North Carolina: Boston College; Duke; at Georgia Tech; Maryland; at Miami; at NC State; Virginia; at Virginia Tech
Duke: at Clemson; Florida State; Georgia Tech; at Miami; at North Carolina; at Virginia; Virginia Tech; Wake Forest
Miami: at Clemson; Duke; at Florida State; Georgia Tech; North Carolina; Virginia; at Virginia Tech; at Wake Forest
Virginia Tech: Boston College; at Duke; Georgia Tech; at Maryland; Miami; North Carolina; at NC State; at Virginia

The ACC divisional alignment (with primary crossover opponents listed opposite of one another) or the 2005 season:

AtlanticCoastal
MarylandVirginia
ClemsonGeorgia Tech
NC StateNorth Carolina
Wake ForestDuke
Boston CollegeVirginia Tech
Florida StateMiami

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