2018 ACC Football Schedule Released

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2018 ACC Football Schedule Released

The Atlantic Coast Conference has released their 2018 football schedule and it features some great match ups right out of the gate.

Opening weekend features two neutral site games for the ACC. On Saturday, September 1, Louisville will face off with reigning National Champions Alabama at the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando. Then, on Sunday, September 2, Miami and LSU travel to Arlington, Texas for the AdvoCare Cowboys Classic. The traditional ACC Labor Day event will feature Virginia Tech at Florida State, Monday, September 3.

The ESPN Way-Too-Early Top 25 has Alabama ranked #2, Miami #8, Virginia Tech #15, Florida State #22 and LSU at #23. Other teams include #1 Clemson (see updated rankings) and #20 Notre Dame.

In addition, games include match ups with #5 Georgia, #10 West Virginia, #11 Penn State, #21 UCF and #25 South Carolina.

FCS ranked teams on the schedule include #2 James Madison, #14 Grambling State, #17 Samford and #20 Furman.

Notre Dame will play five ACC teams again this year.

Wake Forest will host the first conference meeting on September 22 with Virginia Tech hosting on October 6. Pitt and Florida State will travel to South Bend on October 13 and November 10 respectively. The final head to head comes at Yankee Stadium on November 17 as Syracuse takes on Notre Dame for a neutral site event.


2018 ACC Football Schedule Released


The thirteen week schedule officially kicks off with Wake Forest at Tulane on August 30 for one of the Demon Deacons three Thursday night games.

Regular season games conclude the weekend of November 24. On December 1, the ACC Football Championship featuring the two division champions squaring off will once again be in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium.

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If you prefer the team by team schedule, download here.

Ever wonder how the schedule gets worked out? Senior Associate Commissioner of Football Michael Strickland provides some interesting background in this piece from the ACC.

If you don’t have an opportunity to read the article, Strickland notes that the conference ran 403 computer models for the schedule. Of those, 164 were viable.

Strickland also made note that the ACC Network will launch in 2019. That will add to the importance of the scheduling process following the 2018 fall season.


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