The ACC on Tuesday announced a new football scheduling model that will go into effect beginning with the 2023 season.
The Hokies will face Pitt, Virginia, and Wake Forest as permanent opponents in a new 3-5-5 format going forward and will play the other 10 league teams twice during the four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road.
The new schedule will eliminate the Atlantic and Coastal divisions with all 14 schools competing in one division beginning in 2023. The top two teams based on conference winning percentage will compete in the Subway ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Tuesday’s news means Virginia Tech will welcome league foes Pitt, Wake Forest, NC State, and Syracuse to Lane Stadium in 2023, along with non-conference matchups against Purdue and Old Dominion.
Games against Clemson, Virginia, Louisville, and Rutgers highlight Tech’s 2024 schedule while Florida State and Vanderbilt visit Blacksburg in 2025. The four-year schedule rounds out with Virginia, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina, and BYU.
In May, the NCAA Division I Council approved the deregulation of the current rule that had limited an individual conference’s autonomy to determine their football championship game participants.
“The future ACC football scheduling model provides significant enhancements for our schools and conference with the most important being our student-athletes having the opportunity to play every school both home and away over a four-year period,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. “We appreciate the thoughtful discussions within our membership, including the head football coaches and athletic directors. In the end, it was clear this model is in the best interest of our student-athletes, programs and fans, at this time.”
Upcoming Tech schedules:
2023: Home – NC State, Pitt, Syracuse, Wake Forest; Away – Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Virginia
2024: Home – Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Virginia; Away – Duke, North Carolina, Pitt, Wake Forest
2025: Home – Boston College, Florida State, Pitt, Wake Forest; Away – Miami, NC State, Syracuse, Virginia
2026: Home – Duke, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia; Away – Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Wake Forest