Report: ACC mulling 'plus one' schedule in 2020, eyeing multiple start dates
A recent report from Yahoo Sports’ college football reporter Pete Thamel suggests that the ACC is looking at ditching its previous 12-game schedule for the 2020 season and looking into a “plus one” model this fall.
Thamel reported on Thursday night that the ACC is looking into rearranging its schedule to play 10 league games this fall, and allowing each team to play one nonconference games — bringing the total to 11 contests for the upcoming season. No official announcement has been released from the conference.
Thamel also reported that the ACC is also debating three different start dates currently. None of those dates are planned before Sept. 12.
“Sources: The ACC is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a “plus one” outside the conference as the favorite,” Thamel tweeted. “The ACC start date is still being debated between September 12, 19 and 26.”
Sources: The ACC is discussing scheduling models, with 10 league games and a "plus one" outside the conference as the favorite. The ACC start date is still being debated between September 12, 19 and 26.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 24, 2020
News of the ACC’s alleged plan came the same day that information on the Pac-12’s model was leaked.
The Pac-12, which followed the B1G’s lead in cancelling all nonconference contests in 2020, will reportedly revise its schedule to a 10-game, league-only model with a start date of Sept. 19. The Mercury News reported on the Pac-12’s plan earlier on Thursday.
No confirmation has come on any of these proposed models yet.