The ACC is doing nothing but banking on a FSU/UM matchup in December, and it's a d**ned shame. First, they disrespect geography in general by adding BC (who has to cross CT, NY, NJ, & DE to get to the nearest ACC rival), and then they fudge it all up this way:
North Carolina State
Sorry, but this is stupid. It demonstrates nothing but the simple fact that the ACC didn't want to be a better conference, but instead they just wanted to make all the money off two FSU/UM matchups per year. How stupid of them to do things any different than the SEC, who has been and will always be the richest conference in America.
When the SEC added two, they went to two markets they'd never had before. The ACC, in adding three, has only added one real market, albeit a big one (Boston, or as we pronounce it down here, Bawst'n).
And Bowden (Bobby) is retiring soon, and there are 1A FL schools popping up left and right, which means FSU won't be "FSU" forever, meaning the
game will be UM/VT, who are in the same division, who won't play for the conf championship. Had they gone geographic, UM & VT could play for the marbles.
In case you're curious, had the ACC gone with pure geographical location:
North: BC, Duke, MD, VA, VT, WF
South: Clem, FSU, GT, UM, UNC, NCSt