Seminole Sunday Sauce — July 3, 2022: ACC Announces Football Scheduling Format Changes for 2023-26
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Seminole Sunday Sauce — July 3, 2022: ACC Announces Football Scheduling Format Changes for 2023-26

It is far from a favorite, but 2022 might be the last chance for Florida State football to win the ACC Atlantic.

That’s because the ACC announced a change in scheduling that will last from 2023 to at least 2026. The conference is calling it a 3-5-5 format.

Divisions will be scrapped and each team will have three primary conference opponents to play annually. Each school will play each of the other 10 opponents twice — once at home and once away — over the 4-year stretch.

Clemson, Miami and Syracuse will serve as the primary opponents for FSU over the four seasons. The Seminoles already play each of those three schools on an annual basis. Rival Miami is currently FSU’s annual crossover opponent while Clemson and Syracuse join the Seminoles in the ACC Atlantic.

The teams with the two best conference records will meet annually for the ACC Championship. That’s something FSU has not won since 2014.

Here’s a look at FSU’s ACC opponents for the 4-year stretch:

2023
Home:
Duke, Miami, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
Away: Boston College, Clemson, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

2024
Home:
Boston College, Clemson, North Carolina, NC State
Away: Georgia Tech, Miami, Syracuse, Virginia

2025
Home:
Miami, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest
Away: Clemson, Duke, Louisville, Virginia Tech

2026
Home:
Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Virginia
Away: Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Syracuse

Football

Weekly Commitments: Roderick Kearney, 4-star OL* (No. 128 overall*); DeMarco Ward, 3-star LB* (No. 1,183 overall*)
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 44 nationally, 10th in ACC (9 total commitments)*
Big Picture: It was a nice recruiting week for FSU. The Seminoles seem to have positive momentum on the trail.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: None
2023 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 17 nationally, fourth in ACC (1 total commitment)*
Big Picture: It’s the offseason, but FSU received some good news this week. Naheem McLeod and Cam’Ron Fletcher have been cleared to return to basketball-related activities.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

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