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What Will The Syracuse Football Future Schedules Look Like?

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We know that Syracuse's future football schedules will be evolving when we finally move to the ACC. I thought it might be fun to look at exactly how those schedules might look.

In order to compile these schedules, I had to make a few assumptions.

Assumption No. 1 - Syracuse will somehow find a way to join the ACC next season. Given the craziness going on in the Big East and the supposed desire to expand ASAP, there's still a good chance we get out of there sooner than later.

Assumption No. 2 - The ACC sticks with 14 teams and doesn't add UConn/Rutgers/Notre Dame/whoever to go to 16.

Assumption No. 3 - The ACC reworks its divisions in the generally-accepted North/South way.

North: BC, Maryland, Pitt, Syracuse, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech

South: Clemson, Duke, FSU, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Wake Forest

I know there's a good chance NC State wouldn't want to be separated from their North Carolina brethren but what other logical option is there? Miami, because they used to be in the Big East? It's a discussion for another time.

Assumption No. 4 - The ACC goes with a 9-game conference schedule.

Assumption No. 5 - The non-ACC teams currently on our OOC slate remain there.

And so, keeping those assumptions in mind, here's what Syracuse's Future Football Schedules could look like.

2012
@Minn
Northwestern
USC (Meadowlands)
Florida State
@Maryland
Pitt
@ NC State
Virginia
@ VT
Clemson
@Duke
BC

 

2013
@Northwestern
Penn State
FCS Team
@Georgia Tech
Maryland
@Pitt
NC State
@Virginia
VT
@Miami
North Carolina
@BC

2014
@MAC School/Big East School
Notre Dame (Meadowlands)
FCS Team
Wake Forest
@Maryland
Pitt
@NC State
Virginia
@VT
Duke
@Clemson
BC

2015
MAC/Big East/FCS
@Notre Dame
Navy
@FSU
Maryland
@Pitt
NC State
@Virginia
VT
@Georgia Tech
Miami
@BC

2016
MAC/Big East/FCS
Notre Dame (Meadowlands)
@MAC/Big East/FCS
Clemson
@Maryland
Pitt
@NC State
Virginia
@VT
Wake Forest
@North Carolina
BC