ACC teams load future schedules with Power 5 teams, Notre Dame, BYU

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will see other high profile coaches in the future, in addition to South Carolina's Steve Spurrier. (AP photo)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney will see other high profile coaches in the future, in addition to South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier. (AP photo)

The ACC, in 2017, will join the SEC in requiring its football teams play at least one team from a Power 5 conference every year.

For some schools like Clemson, Georgia Tech and Louisville, that’s no problem because they play their in-state SEC rivals every year anyway.

Here’s a look at the SEC’s future schedules.

The conference also had already worked out a deal with Notre Dame that will feature “an average of five games per year between ACC teams and the Fighting Irish over a 12-year span.” These games will count as playing a Power 5 opponent.

The Irish will play six ACC teams — Virginia (Sept. 12), Georgia Tech (Sept. 19), Clemson (Oct. 3), Pittsburgh (Nov. 7), Wake Forest (Nov. 14) and Boston College (Nov. 21) — in 2015

But if they’re not playing Notre Dame in a specific year, ACC programs need to schedule at least one Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 or SEC team to fulfill the requirement. Independent BYU also is on the approved list.

Here’s a look at future nonconference games for ACC teams, not including the natural, yearly rivalries (Georgia vs. Georgia Tech, Florida vs. Florida State, South Carolina vs. Clemson or Kentucky vs. Louisville, etc.).

Boston College

Notre Dame — Nov. 21, 2015, Sept. 16, 2017, Nov. 23, 2019

Clemson

Auburn — Sept. 3, 2016, Sept. 9, 2017; Texas A&M — Sept. 8, 2018, Sept. 7, 2019; Notre Dame — 2020, 2022

Duke

Notre Dame — Sept. 24, 2016, 2019, 2020; Baylor — Sept. 23, 2017, Sept. 15, 2018; Northwestern — Sept. 17, 2016, Sept. 9, 2017, Sept. 8, 2018

Georgia Tech

Vanderbilt — Sept. 17, 2016; Notre Dame — Oct. 19, 2019; 2021; Ole Miss — 2022, 2023

FSU

Ole Miss — Sept. 5, 2016; Notre Dame — Nov. 10, 2018, Sept. 6, 2021

Louisville

Auburn — Sept. 5, 2015; Notre Dame — Sept. 2, 2019, 2020

Miami

Nebraska — Sept. 19, 2015; Notre Dame — Oct. 29, 2016, Nov. 11, 2017; LSU — Sept. 1, 2018; Michigan State — Sept. 26, 2020, 2021

North Carolina

Illinois — Sept. 19, 2015, Sept. 10, 2016; Georgia — Sept. 3, 2016; California — Sept. 2, 2017, Sept. 1, 2018; Notre Dame — Oct. 7, 2017, 2021

North Carolina State

Notre Dame — Oct. 8, 2016, Oct. 28, 2017; West Virginia — Sept. 15, 2018, Sept. 14, 2019; Mississippi State — 2020, 2021

Pittsburgh

Iowa — Sept. 19, 2015; Notre Dame — Nov. 7, 2015, 2018, 2020; Penn State — Sept. 10, 2016, Sept. 9, 2017, 2018; 2019; Oklahoma State — Sept. 17, 2016, Sept. 16, 2017; Tennessee — 2021, 2022

Syracuse

LSU — Sept. 26, 2015, Sept. 9, 2017; Notre Dame — Oct. 1, 2016; Sept. 22, 2018; Maryland — Sept. 21, 2019; Penn State — 2020, 2021

Virginia

UCLA — Sept. 5, 2015; Notre Dame — Sept. 19, 2015, 2019, 2021; Oregon — Sept. 10, 2016; Stanford — Sept. 9, 2017; Sept. 8, 2018; Illinois — 2021, 2022

Virginia Tech

Ohio State — Sept. 7, 2015; Purdue — Sept. 19, 2015; Tennessee — Sept. 10, 2016; Notre Dame — Nov. 19, 2016, Oct. 13, 2018, 2019, 2021; West Virginia — Sept. 2, 2017, 2021, 2022; Penn State — 2020; Michigan — 2020, 2021

Wake Forest

Notre Dame — Nov. 14, 2015, Nov. 4, 2017; Nov. 17, 2018; Indiana — Sept. 24, 2016; Vanderbilt — 2022


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