Virginia Tech gets three repeat matchups on 2013 ACC schedule, will go back to Miami, Boston College
The ACC announced the conference matchups for the 2013 season on Friday. Virginia Tech will play at home against Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Maryland and on the road against Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia and Boston College.
The full ACC schedule is pictured. Click to embiggen.
Some of the games — vs. Duke, at Miami, at Boston College — are repeat matchups from 2013. Because the league will expand to 14 teams next year with the additions of Syracuse and Pittsburgh, scheduling complications led to several rematches from this season.
Additionally, Florida State drops off the Hokies’ schedule. Virginia Tech would have been in line for a return trip to Tallahassee after this year’s game in Blacksburg. But because Pittsburgh became a guaranteed matchup within the division, one of Tech’s rotating crossover games had to go. Florida State was nixed and Maryland was kept.
The shakeup means Virginia Tech will not play Florida State or Clemson, the two most attractive matchups in the league.
As friend of the blog David Morrison of the Greensboro News & Record noted, the Hokies’ league opponents next year had a .440 winning percentage this season, lowest of any team’s schedule.
Here’s the Hokies’ home, road and neutral games next year:
- Neutral: Alabama (in Atlanta)
- Home: Western Carolina, Marshall, Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Maryland
- Away: East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia and Boston College