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A Quick Look At Out Of Conference Opponents For The ACC

With the schedules released, let's look at the out of conference play from B.C. through Maryland.  Many of these schools complained about not getting bids, but what are they willing to do about it? Not much, apparently. We're not listing the ACC-Big Ten Challenge games here since they are mandated.

B.C. takes on Central Connecticut State, Loyola-Maryland, UMass, USC Upstate, P.C., Maine, South Florida, Sacred Heart, and Harvard. They balance some of the crap games with the pre-season NIT, but that assumes they can win some games there.  Pretty lame.

Clemson gets whoever is in the Palmetto Classic, Wofford, Charlotte, Savannah State, Presbyterian, Liberty, South Carolina State, North Florida, South Carolina, East Carolina, and Alabama.  South Carolina is mandatory, but the rest is really disappointing, Alabama aside.

FSU has the normal suspects:  Jacksonville, LaSalle, Stetson, Coastal Carolina, Western Illinois, Cincy in the Las Vegas Tournament, Florida, Georgia State, Tenn. Tech, Charleston Southern, Pittsburgh, Western Kentucky, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Well it's not as bad as it looks at first glance.  Florida is always a game, LaSalle is at least a Big Five school, Pitt is tough, and Cincy is coming back.  So we'll see.

Georgia Tech gets Winston-Salem State, Mercer, Arkansas-Pine Bluff,  Jacksonville, Vanderbilt,  Illinois-Chicago,  Georgia State, Pepperdine, Southern California, Tenn. State and Alabama.  It's better than some.

Which brings us to Maryland, as the Terps play Bucknell, Youngstown State, Vermont, whoever’s in the Old Spice Classic, Michigan, George Washington, Delaware State, American, Bryant, Elon, UNC-Charlotte, Morgan State.  It's a weak schedule, with a still-down Michigan and Charlotte the best of the lot.