ACC Releases 2017 Football Schedule
ACC Releases 2017 Football Schedule and conference teams will face more Power Five non-conference teams this year than any other P5 conference.
With Clemson winning the 2016 National Championship, the conference has won two of the last four. The Tigers are ranked at #5 in the ESPN, Way-Too-Early Top 25.
Florida State, the other title holder from the ACC, is ranked in early polling at #2. The Seminoles will face #1 Alabama at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, September 2.
Other ACC teams preseason ranked include Miami at #16, Louisville at #18, Pitt at #22 and Virginia Tech at #24.
Opening weekend games will include Georgia Tech vs Tennessee on September 4 in another Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Atlanta.
In the Belk College Kickoff Game in Charlotte, NC State will face off with South Carolina in an ACC vs SEC matchup. The game is slated for September 2.
There are a total of nine ACC vs SEC games on the schedule this year.
A great rivalry game opening weekend features Virginia Tech and West Virginia. The teams will play at Fedex Field in Landover, Maryland on September 2.
A total of five opening weekend games will be played at neutral sites.
Boston College will play UConn at Fenway Park in Boston later in the season.
The continuing agreement between the ACC and Notre Dame has five teams from the conference going head to head with the Irish.
Three are homes games while two teams, NC State and Wake Forest will travel to South Bend.
Early Hot Picks
Following a solid 2016 season followed by a National Championship and 11 Bowl Games, the schedule presents an exciting slate of matchups.
It’s never easy to select the best games of the season this early. We will venture as far as week three of the schedule.
Here are a few of the games we think will be interesting.
- Florida State vs Alabama
- Georgia Tech vs Tennessee
- NC State vs South Carolina
- Virginia Tech vs West Virginia
- Boston College vs Wake Forest
- Clemson vs Auburn
- North Carolina vs Louisville
- Pitt vs Penn State
- Boston College vs Notre Dame
- Florida State vs Miami
- Clemson vs Louisville
- Georgia Tech vs UCF
- Pitt vs Oklahoma State