what are your thoughts if the ACC plans to find a 16th school (if Notre Dame could join in ACC football play from Indy status)?
IF Notre Dame joined as a 16th, Cincinnati is the clear-cut option in my opinion. Connecticut would be the other name thrown around, but Cincinnati has more name in the football world. Connecticut is the better basketball program, but Cincinnati basketball isn't terrible. Also, getting into Ohio adds new recruiting soil (I know that Ohio St would have the obvious first picks from the state, but playing against teams like Florida St, Notre Dame, and North Carolina on a regular basis would be a draw to some players. If they went to 18 I would definitely add Connecticut then try to get West Virginia if possible. My divisions would be with 18:2 Divisions
South: Miami FL, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina St, Duke, Wake Forest, Virginia
North: Virginia Tech, Louisville, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Syracuse, Connecticut, Boston College3 Divisions
South: Miami FL, Florida St, Georgia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Duke
Central: Wake Forest, North Carolina St, Virginia, Louisville, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
North: Boston College, Connecticut, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Virginia Tech