Syracuse, Pitt Floating In Breeze, Unable To Vote In ACC Or Big East

This isn't a really shocking revelation, I suppose, and I don't think it will amount to anything. I just find it very curious, funny and borderline illegal-ish.

According to ACC Commissioner John Swofford, neither school actually had a vote in today's divisional placement..

Via The Daily Press' David Teel:

While the primary issue of when Syracuse and Pitt will arrive is unresolved, Swofford said "the good thing (is) we’ve been able to address the competition questions."

Officials frpm Syracuse and Pitt "were full participants (in the discussions)," Swofford said, "short of having a formal vote. They were fully agreeable and supportive of the end points."

It all worked out for the schools so there's nothing to complain about. However it reveals just how precarious a situation both schools find themselves in during the interim. The Big East has shunned both programs from votes and discussions that affect that conference and the ACC has yet to allow them to vote on conference matters there. The two schools are basically at the mercy of both conferences until they've officially left one for the other, and neither has too much incentive to favor the schools until then.

I'm more concerned with how the Big East will wield this power than the ACC. I'm still pretty sure that both schools will get screwed on scheduling next year. Not that we need any more reasons to want to get this ball rolling, but, add this one to the list.

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