2. Really … who has the easiest ACC schedule?
All things considered, Virginia and Virginia Tech have no real complaints.
Neither one has to face Clemson. Start from there, and everything else – like having to go to Miami, which both teams have to do – doesn’t seem that bad.
The Hokies can’t and won’t biff the Old Dominion game again. They have to go to Notre Dame, but Furman and Rhode Island? Yippee.
Virginia has to go to Notre Dame, too, and it also has Old Dominion. And William & Mary. And Liberty. Double yippee.
Best of all for the Cavaliers, their last three games – including the Virginia Tech showdown – is at home. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech has just one road game between the opener at Boston College on August 31st to the date at Notre Dame on November 2nd.
From the Atlantic, Wake Forest has a relatively smooth ride. Utah State won’t be easy to open things up, but come on – it’s a Group of Five team at home. At Rice, Elon, and a strange counted-as-non-conference game at home against North Carolina is a good way to get started.
There’s no Miami from the Coastal, but there is a trip to Virginia Tech. NC State, Florida State, and Louisville are all part of a way-long midseason stretch without going on the road. However, three of the last four games are on the road.
And on the other side of this …
2019 ACC Football Schedules
ACC Composite, Ranking Top Games
Atlantic Boston College | Clemson | FSU
Louisville | NC St | Syracuse | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami
North Carolina | Pitt | Virginia | Virginia Tech