The ACC will remain with an eight-game football schedule, following in the footsteps of the Southeastern Conference.
ACC commissioner John Swofford announced the move Monday afternoon, which was approved by a 8-6 vote (per ESPN) along with a new clause starting in 2017.
Like the SEC, the ACC will now require every league team to play at least one game against a power league, which can include the regular rotation with Notre Dame coming on line this season. Swofford says they will keep the one cross-divisional rival format.
"Our schools discussed this at great length over the last year or two. Over the two, three sessions you could see some consistency in the discussion and where this was probably leading," Swofford told CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd.
"Our schools in recent years have probably had the strongest non-conference schdule out there. Having Notre Dame as a part of our scheduling rotation puts us in a little different situation with the other conferences. Certainly that came into play as well."
The conference is also slated to discuss the divisional structure this week.