North Carolina and Wake Forest have scheduled each for nonconference games. I read some comments on espn that this isnt the first time something like this has happened but theyre doing it simply because the conference is too large to play each other consistently. Could this be a process that other schools could utilize and conferences could push? A conference may be able to entice schools to join for expansion if this option to play each other annually was on the table.
Come to think of it, will this be a new method within each conference (P5 or Go5 alike)? I mean for instance, in 2011, California and Colorado had a non-conference game within the Pac-12; but the date of putting it to reality occurred before Colorado got the invite by the then-Pac-10 in early 2010. So that counted. How about re-instating several rivalries for some home-and-home series as non-conference games, such as the following:
Alabama-Vanderbilt; Arkansas-South Carolina; Arkansas-Tennessee; Auburn-Florida; Auburn-Tennesee; LSU-Kentucky; Ole Miss-Georgia; Mississippi State-Florida; Mississippi State-South Carolina; etc.
Boston College-Miami; Boston College-Pittsburgh; Clemson-Virginia; Florida State-Virginia; N.C. State-Duke; Syracuse-Miami; etc.