The ACC's new model for its football schedule includes numerous quirks and oddities during the first two years of implementation. The 2013 schedule also adds a twist in that each team will get two open dates between the August 31 openers and the final regular-season games on Nov. 30. The ACC Championship Game, which was played on Dec. 1 last season, will be played on Dec. 7 next fall.
Following is a breakdown of the schedules of the ACC's Atlantic Division teams:
Boston College: Home vs. FSU, NC State, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech; Away vs. Clemson, Maryland, Syracuse, UNC
Clemson: Home vs. BC, FSU, WF, Georgia Tech; Away vs. MD, NCS, Syracuse, Virginia
Florida State: Home vs. MD, NCS, SYR, Miami; Away vs. BC, Clemson, WF, Pittsburgh
Maryland: Home vs. BC, Clemson, SYR, Virginia; Away vs. FSU, NCS, WF, Virginia Tech
N.C. State: Home vs. Clemson, MD, SYR, UNC; Away vs. BC, FSU, WF, Duke
Syracuse: Home vs. Clemson, BC, WF, Pittsburgh; Away vs. FSU, MD, NCS, Georgia Tech
Wake Forest: Home vs. FSU, MD, NCS, Duke; Away vs. BC, Clemson, SYR, Miami
- Clemson will play Georgia Tech at home for the second straight season. The Jackets wanted to off-set their home games against Clemson and Georgia.
- Clemson will play at Syracuse for the first time ever. The teams met once before, with Syracuse winning 41-0 in the 1995 Gator Bowl.
- The ACC will announce its dates for the 2013 schedule in February.
- Clemson and Nevada are the only two non-conference games scheduled against 2012 top-10 teams - Georgia and South Carolina for the Tigers, and Oregon and Florida State for Nevada.
- Both Duke and N.C. State will play all three of their in-state rivals.
- Virginia Tech's schedule has the league's most significant changes, as the Hokies will make return trips to both Boston College and Miami, while hosting Duke for the second straight season. The Hokies also lost a previously-scheduled game at Florida State, which was replaced by a game against Maryland.
- In odd-numbered years, the Atlantic Division will host all cross-over games, while the Coastal Division will host in even-numbered years.