2017 ACC football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2017 ACC Football Schedule was officially announced on Tuesday. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 9 with Wake Forest at Boston College and Louisville at UNC.

Featured 2017 non-conference match-ups include Boston College at UConn (at Fenway Park), Auburn at Clemson, Baylor at Duke, Alabama vs. Florida State (at Atlanta, GA), Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech (at M-B Stadium), Purdue vs. Louisville (at Indianapolis, IN), Notre Dame at Miami, South Carolina vs. NC State (at Charlotte, NC), California at North Carolina, Pittsburgh at Penn State, Syracuse at LSU, Virginia at Boise State, West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (at Landover, MD), and Wake Forest at Notre Dame.

The 2017 ACC Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at a site to be determined.

2017 ACC Football Schedules

Atlantic Division

Coastal Division

2017 ACC Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, August 31
Presbyterian at Wake Forest

Friday, September 1
Boston College at Northern Illinois
CCSU at Syracuse

Saturday, September 2
Kent State at Clemson
NC Central at Duke
Florida State vs. Alabama (at Atlanta, GA)
Louisville vs. Purdue (at Indianapolis, IN)
Bethune-Cookman at Miami, FL
Cal at North Carolina
NC State vs. South Carolina (at Charlotte, NC)
Youngstown State at Pitt
William & Mary at Virginia

Sunday, September 3
Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia (at Landover, MD)

Monday, September 4
Tennessee at Georgia Tech (at Atlanta, GA)

Saturday, September 9
Wake Forest at Boston College
Auburn at Clemson
Northwestern at Duke
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech
Louisville at North Carolina
Marshall at NC State
Pitt at Penn State
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse
Indiana at Virginia
Delaware at Virginia Tech
Miami, FL at Arkansas State (canceled)
ULM at Florida State (canceled)

Saturday, September 16
Notre Dame at Boston College
Clemson at Louisville
Baylor at Duke
Miami, FL at Florida State
Georgia Tech at UCF
North Carolina at Old Dominion
Furman at NC State
Oklahoma State at Pitt
Central Michigan at Syracuse
UConn at Virginia
Virginia Tech at East Carolina
Utah State at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 23
Boston College at Clemson
Duke at North Carolina
NC State at Florida State
Pitt at Georgia Tech
Kent State at Louisville
Toledo at Miami, FL
Syracuse at LSU
Virginia at Boise State
Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
Wake Forest at Appalachian State

Friday, September 29
Miami, FL at Duke

September 30
Central Michigan at Boston College
Clemson at Virginia Tech
Florida State at Wake Forest
North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Murray State at Louisville
Syracuse at NC State
Rice at Pitt

Thursday, October 5
Louisville at NC State

Saturday, October 7
Virginia Tech at Boston College
Wake Forest at Clemson
Duke at Virginia
Notre Dame at North Carolina
Pitt at Syracuse

Thursday, October 12
Georgia Tech at Miami, FL

Friday, October 13
Clemson at Syracuse

Saturday, October 14
Boston College at Louisville
Florida State at Duke
Virginia at North Carolina
NC State at Pitt

Saturday, October 21
Boston College at Virginia
Pitt at Duke
Louisville at Florida State
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
Syracuse at Miami, FL
North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Friday, October 27
Florida State at Boston College

Saturday, October 28
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Duke at Virginia Tech
Louisville at Wake Forest
Miami, FL at North Carolina
NC State at Notre Dame
Virginia at Pitt

Saturday, November 4
Clemson at NC State
Syracuse at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Miami, FL
Wake Forest at Notre Dame

Thursday, November 9
North Carolina at Pitt

Saturday, November 11
NC State at Boston College
Florida State at Clemson
Duke at Army West Point
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
Virginia at Louisville
Notre Dame at Miami, FL
Wake Forest at Syracuse

Saturday, November 18
Boston College vs. UConn (at Fenway Park)
The Citadel at Clemson
Georgia Tech at Duke
Delaware State at Florida State
Syracuse at Louisville
Virginia at Miami, FL
Western Carolina at North Carolina
NC State at Wake Forest
Pitt at Virginia Tech

Friday, November 24
Miami, FL at Pitt
Virginia Tech at Virginia

Saturday, November 25
Boston College at Syracuse
Clemson at South Carolina
Duke at Wake Forest
Florida State at Florida
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Louisville at Kentucky
North Carolina at NC State

Comments (5)

My proposal to add Cincinnati and UConn to the ACC would shuffle the end-of-season rivalry games for some teams.

Remaining the same:
All ACC-SEC rivalries
Virginia-Virginia Tech

New to the schedule:
Boston College-UConn
Cincinnati-Miami (protected crossover because they were the last two teams remaining without a regular Thanksgiving weekend opponent in the reshuffling)
NC teams take turns playing each other on Thanksgiving

The new divisional setup would be a North Division consisting of the schools in the Northeast, VA and the Ohio Valley, and a South Division consisting of the schools in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

As the North Division would consist primarily of former Big East schools (and be a merger of the two distinct eras of Big East football), I advocate that the ACC North schools (but not the South) all be eligible for the Lambert Trophy as the division is a “suitable successor” to the Big East

Agree with what you said, but swap in Notre Dame for Cincinnati. Notre Dame-Miami ending the season and only protected crossover. Should make ND happy as they end in Florida every other year, which is a recruiting hotbed. ND could alternate their USC/Stanford California trip on the second to last week of the season (weekend before Thanksgiving), and Cal-Stanford and UCLA-USC can return to last week of season. As for the NC rivalries, either go with UNC-NCST and Duke-WF to end season OR UNC-Duke and NCST-WF to end season, but no rotations!

Cal-Stanford categorically refuse to play their game on Thanksgiving weekend because of the traditions surrounding it.