ACC realignment: 4 programs opposed to Pac-12 additions, per report
ACC realignment reached a stalemate after a meeting on Wednesday. Based on a report from Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde and Richard Johnson, four teams opposed expansion.
There was no official vote after the four teams opposed the issue. There is also not expected to be an official vote on the move in the future with Forde citing sources that said it is “unlikely.”
It was reported that the ACC was looking into adding Cal and Stanford as potential expansion teams, but there is now a roadblock. That news came out shortly after Oregon and Washington’s decision to leave for the Big Ten in 2024.
The ACC teams who expressed opposition to expansion during Wednesday’s meeting were Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina, and N.C. State per Forde. As for those interested in adding the two Pac-12 schools, Forde reported Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Louisville as “among the most vocal” advocates for the potential additions.
Other changes coming to college football in 2024 include Texas and Oklahoma heading to the SEC. USC and UCLA will also be moving conferences as they will join the Big Ten that same year.
Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, and Utah will all join the Big 12 in 2024.
Cal, Stanford, Oregon State, and Washington State will be the remaining Pac-12 teams after this season. One thing to watch will be if the ACC can lure any of those teams to play in its conference.
There will be plenty of changes happening next season. Will the ACC add more teams by then?