There are 220 days until the fist Saturday of the 2016 college football season, and the Atlantic Coast Conference couldn’t wait any longer; on Monday they officially announced the conference’s full 2016 schedule.
There should be plenty of quality match ups to look forward to once that “days ’til college football” number dwindles down to single digits, but why wait to breakdown one of the Power Five’s most difficult schedules of 2016?
According to Bleacher Report, the ACC will play more games than any other Power Five conference:
- Against non-conference teams that were ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 (12)
- Against non-conference teams that went to bowl games in 2015 (27).
- Against non-conference teams that were ranked in the final Coaches poll (14).
Some of the featured games that we’ll be tuning in to:
September 3rd, 2016
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (Game being played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.)
Clemson at Auburn
North Carolina vs. Georgia (Atlanta, Georgia)
September 5th, 2016
Florida State vs. Ole Miss (Orlando, Florida)
September 10th, 2016
Penn State at Pittsburgh
Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee (Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee)
September 17th, 2016
Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State
Florida State at Louisville
October 1st, 2016
North Carolina at Florida State
Louisville at Clemson
October 8th, 2016
Florida State at Miami
October 29th, 2016
Clemson at Florida State
Miami at Notre Dame
November 17th, or 19th, 2016
Louisville at Houston
November 19th, 2016
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
November 26th, 2016
South Carolina at Clemson
Florida at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Props to the folks who get things done in ACC scheduling process. Who doesn’t want to see Deshaun Watson get into a offensive shootout with Gus Malzahn and Auburn? Or watch the Hokies go head to head against Tennessee inside the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway? There is even going to be a game in Dublin to kickoff the season. I’ll drink some Guinness to that.
In the meantime, just mark off another day on your calendar. 220…
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