ACC stupidity: tonight’s UNC vs Wake game is a non conference game

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    wtf? Never heard anything like this but because of expansion, wake and UNC, who dont play regularly, scheduled a home and Home, which in turn is not in league play so a loss or win will not count towards the conference standings.

    What a bizarre scheduling loop hole
     
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        I guess that both schools wanted to schedule a really weak power five conference opponent.
        After much evaluation, they realized that they were overthinking the problem.
         
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            Hes right you know...
             
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            Makes sense. They wanted to play each other but the conference schedule is full.
             
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            Hell I wouldn't mind if we'd schedule some of the west teams as "non-conference" games every now and then. It's bullsh*t that you could play here for five years and still not play every SEC team in your career.

            And unless I'm mistaken, this type of scheduling loophole happens in softball and baseball, as well.
             
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              You'd think the conference would frown upon this, bc its a loss. I guess it also does what i would have previously called impossible and guarantees an ACC win, but still weird.
               
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                Well, during the last realignment several suggested bamuh play either ut or the barn out of conference to preserve both annual rivalries. Instead, the OBVIOUS solution was to leave the barn in the west and add Mizzou to the east.
                 
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                Its genius, really. Whoever wins gets to claim a P5 win on their non-conf even if the opponent is G5 quality.
                 
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                  All kidding aside, Something must be done about the biased approach to conference scheduling.
                  It’s absolutely ridiculous that Florida can go 10 years without playing Auburn.
                  It’s absolutely unfair that Florida plays LSU every year while others get teams like Arkansas.

                  I think Florida should schedule a home and home with Arkansas or Ole Miss to try and forge change
                   
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                  As long as Bama (UT) and Georgia (Auburn) hold sway over the league office, no way does it change. And in times when strength of schedule is important and UF continues to put FCS team(s) on the schedule, I think its best that we keep LSU around.
                   
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                  With this push to start scheduling 10 P5 games a year, maybe, just MAYBE the SEC will finally move to a 9 game conference slate so we can have two rotating West teams along with LSU.
                   
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                  And they're competing with high schools on Friday. :cool:
                   
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                  I understand that they are in the ACC but were not mandated to play each other within the conference schedule, but I actually like what they are doing. They each wanted/needed another OOC game and decided to schedule a P5 game for 2 years instead of paying some division 7 school to come in for 100 bucks. It is relatively local, somewhat easy for fans to get o and less expensive for each to travel. Is UNC-WF a must see TV game? No. but you could have UNC-Western Carolina and WF-Elon this weekend instead.
                   
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                    I think this may be the first post of yours I’ve ever read where you didn’t hate something. Everything ok? First we lost law, can’t go losing another resident pessimist.
                     
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                      Screw that! Can we just play Tennessee twice?
                       
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