Via Warchant.com and quite a number of other sites, word is filtering out around the web that the ACC may re-align its football divisions. This would presumably happen when the current ACC football schedule expires in 2015.
Boston College and Maryland would be moving from the Atlantic to the Coastal with Miami and Georgia Tech moving from the Coastal to the Atlantic. If so, an ACC North and an ACC South would essentially be created…and ironically UNC and Duke would become members of the northern contingent and State and Wake being part of the southern side of the league.
Here’s what the re-aligned ACC would look like:
ACC Atlantic (ACC South, aka the Rebel Division)
ACC Coastal (ACC North, aka the Damn Yankee Division)
WARNING: this is nothing but a rumor at this point, albeit a widespread one that seems to have some legs. We’re just passing it on for your consideration.
I do have reason to question the rumor’s accuracy, because if it comes to pass in this form, the possibility of Miami and Florida State meeting in an ACC Championship (aka John Swoffford’s Wet Dream) would be impossible. That alone makes me wonder if this will happen.