Before the question, a bit of background is necessary about the ACC basketball schedule ...
Currently, the ACC's basketball conference schedule has a "partners and groups" setup (not a divisional setup). There are 16 in-conference games, and the schedule basically works like this:
Each team has two "partners" that they play home & away every year (4 games). The remaining nine teams are divided into groups of three, and each year a team plays one group home & away (6 games), one group at home (3 games), and one group away (3 games). Each team sees every non-partner conference foe 4 times in 3 years.
This plan can work easily enough with a 14-team league, if the number of partners is increased to three, and instead of three groups of three teams, the remaining teams in the conference are broken into five groups of two teams (one group home & away, two groups at home, two groups away). It makes for an 18-game schedule that still allows every team to play every other team at least once.
The best thing about this schedule is that each team has their own individual set of partners, so that rivalries can be maintained as best as they can with a large league, but still allows round-robin play. For example, Duke has North Carolina and Maryland, while Maryland has Duke and Virginia. This flexibility doesn't exist in a divisional setup.
So here's my question:
If the ACC uses the expanded "partners and groups" system for an 18-game conference schedule, who would you want Syracuse's three partners to be?