CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its future football schedule model for the next seven years, 2024 through 2030. Boston College’s permanent opponents over this stretch include Pittsburgh and Syracuse with the new scheduling model going into effect beginning with the 2024 season.
The ACC welcomes California, SMU, and Stanford to its membership in 2024. The new schedule will continue with no divisions, feature 17 schools, and will increase the number of annual conference matchups from 56 to 68. The top two teams based on conference winning percentage will compete in the ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Boston College’s 2024 schedule features home games against Louisville, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse. The Eagles will be on the road for games in 2024 at Florida State, SMU, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The SMU game will mark the first against the Mustangs since a 1986 game in Dallas; the only previous meeting between the two programs.
BC is set to play each league opponent a minimum of twice over the next seven years. Outside of its two permanent opponents, Boston College’s most frequent opponent will be Louisville, which the Eagles will play five times in seven years. With former Atlantic Division opponent NC State not on the 2023 schedule, BC will go five years between match-ups with the Wolfpack when the two teams meet again in Raleigh in 2028.
The Eagles will face new league opponents Stanford and Cal in 2025 with a road trip to Palo Alto, Calif. BC and Stanford have faced off four times with the most recent contest in 2002 in Chestnut Hill. The lone meeting between Boston College and Cal occurred in 1986 in Chestnut Hill.
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“We are extremely excited to welcome Cal, SMU, and Stanford to the ACC and look forward to having them compete beginning in the fall of 2024,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “Throughout the entire scheduling model process, the membership was incredibly thoughtful and purposeful in building a creative, flexible, and aggressive conference scheduling model while keeping the student-athlete experience at the forefront. The excitement and anticipation for our teams, alumni, and fans will undoubtedly build as we look ahead to the future of this incredible conference.”
The approved format will continue to have each member institution play eight conference games per season, with all 17 teams playing each other at least twice over the next seven seasons – once at home and once on the road. The current 14 conference teams will play a total of three times each in California over the seven years and none will travel west to California in back-to-back seasons.
The new scheduling model protects 16 annual matchups. Of the 16 matchups, 11 are retained from the current 3-5-5 schedule model, two are restored rivalries from the divisional format in Miami-Virginia Tech and NC State-Wake Forest and the three new schools fill the remaining three. The annual protected matchups are Boston College-Syracuse, Boston College-Pitt, Syracuse-Pitt, North Carolina-Virginia, North Carolina-Duke, North Carolina-NC State, NC State-Wake Forest, NC State-Duke, Duke-Wake Forest, Virginia Tech-Virginia, Florida State-Clemson, Miami-Florida State, Miami-Virginia Tech, Stanford-Cal, Stanford-SMU, and Cal-SMU.
The 2024 ACC Football schedule with specific game dates for all matchups will be announced at 9 p.m. on January 31, 2024, as part of ACC Network’s ACC Huddle: 2024 Schedule Reveal.
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