GREENSBORO, Caroline du Nord (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference today announced several football schedule changes, as well as adjustments to its medical advisory group report. Following a recommendation from the conference’s athletic directors football subcommittee, the league’s athletic directors voted to preserve the integrity of the CCA championship football game by evaluating each of the three competing teams (Clemson , Miami and Notre Dame) based on nine games. conference schedule. As a result, Clemson and Notre Dame will conclude the regular season this weekend.
Wake Forest, which was scheduled to play at Notre Dame on December 12, will now play in Louisville. Florida State will host Duke on Saturday, December 12, and Florida State will travel to Wake Forest on December 19.
Thursday December 10
Pitt at Georgia Tech (previously announced)
Saturday 12 December
Virginia chez Virginia Tech (previously announced)
North Carolina to Miami (previously announced)
Duke in Florida State
Wake Forest à Louisville
Saturday 19 December
ACC Championship Football Game, 4 p.m., ABC (previously announced)
Georgia Tech in Miami (previously announced and if Miami is not in the FCG)
Florida State at Wake Forest
If one or more games involving Clemson, Miami or Notre Dame are not played this weekend, the ACC has the option of rescheduling the games to December 12 as needed. Based on the current standings and results to date, Notre Dame holds all the tiebreakers and therefore secured a berth in the ACC championship football game.
In addition, in accordance with the advice of its medical advisory group, adjustments were made to the tests of football teams. Each team will need to have a PCR test administered on Thursday with a result before the visiting team travels to the match venue. The chief doctors of each team will confirm the results and certify that the game is expected to be played. While the Medical Advisory Group has not identified any evidence of virus transmission during competition, this adjustment will mitigate the risks of unnecessary interactions between team members and outsiders that are unavoidable during travel. The current report of the CCA Medical Advisory Group can be found here.
As previously announced, the ACC 2020 football programming model consists of 11 games (10 conferences plus one non-conference), played over at least 13 weeks, with each team having two open dates. In the November 28 games, the ACC played 74 of its 85 games scheduled (87.1 percent).