ACC Announces 2023 Football Schedule

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— The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2023 football schedule — the first under a new scheduling model — Monday night during a two-hour special The Huddle: 2023 football schedule revealedexclusively on the ACC Network.

ACC Football’s 71st season is the first in the 3-5-5 schedule model announced last June, which spans the 2023-26 seasons. Each team will play three major opponents per year and face the league’s other 10 teams twice during the four-year cycle, once at home and once on the road. The schedule allows each team to face all 13 conference opponents home and away at least once over the four-year span. The new model eliminates divisions with the top two teams based on winning percentage in the ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December.

“As a conference, we are extremely excited to begin the new scheduling model that provides significant improvements – most importantly the ability for our student-athletes to play every school both home and away over a four-year period,” the ACC said Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “The new model is also in the best interest of our schools, fans and the conference as a whole. Outside of the league’s incredibly competitive schedule, our teams will once again play arguably the toughest collection of non-conference opponents. There is always a lot of anticipation surrounding the annual edition of the ACC football schedule, and 2023 is no exception.”

ACC Football’s 71st season features 56 league games and 56 non-conference contests, with each school playing eight league games.

A challenging non-conference slate
• The ACC’s non-conference schedule continues to be among the toughest in the nation. In addition to 25 games against Power 5 opponents, the ACC will play 11 non-conference games against teams ranked in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll for 2022.

• Eight schools – Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest – play two Power 5 conference opponents (including Notre Dame). Louisville and Pitt play three each.

• ACC teams will play 27 games against opponents that appeared in a bowl game last year.

• ACC teams will play 11 non-conference games against teams in ESPN’s Top 25 for 2023. Too early.

Labor Day Weekend – Five Days of Football
• The ACC will be featured over Labor Day weekend with 12 games over five days, Aug. 31-Sept. 4. No other league plays all five days in Week One. This is the fifth time in the last seven years that the ACC has played on five consecutive days in Week One.

• Labor Day weekend begins Thursday, Aug. 31, with Wake Forest hosting Elon. On Friday, Sept. 1, Louisville takes on Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, while Miami hosts Miami (OH) in Miami Gardens, Florida.

• Saturday’s slate is highlighted by Duke’s Mayo Classic between North Carolina and South Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte and Virginia’s non-conference game against Tennessee at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Other games on Sept. 2 include Northern Illinois at Boston College, NC State at UConn, Wofford at Pitt, Colgate at Syracuse and Old Dominion at Virginia Tech.

• For the second straight season, Florida State is included in Labor Day Sunday’s Camping World Kickoff against LSU in Orlando, Florida. Last season, the Seminoles recorded a thrilling 24-23 win over the Tigers in New Orleans and won 10 games for the first time since 2016. FSU is ranked No. 4 in the ESPN Way Too Early Top 25 poll.

• A Labor Day Monday night league game between Clemson and Duke in Durham, N.C. concludes an eventful opening weekend of ACC football. This is the earliest game between Clemson and Duke and only the fourth September meeting between the two schools.

Second week at home
• All 14 schools play home games on the second weekend of the season, including five games against Power 5 competition. Miami hosts Texas A&M, NC State welcomes Notre Dame to Raleigh, Pitt plays Cincinnati, Virginia Tech hosts Purdue and Wake Forest entertained Vanderbilt.

Games against Notre Dame
• ACC teams will play six non-conference games against Notre Dame in 2023. Not including the pandemic-affected 2020 season, when the Irish competed as a member of the football league, this is the first time Notre Dame has played six regular-season games games against ACC opponents since 2018
Notre Dame at North Carolina, Sept. 9
Notre Dame at Duke, Sept. 30
Notre Dame at Louisville, Oct. 7
Pitt at Notre Dame, October 28
Notre Dame at Clemson, Nov. 4
Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Nov. 18

ACC Football Championship
• The 2023 ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 2 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will feature the top two teams based on winning percentage. The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have an agreement to keep the championship game in Charlotte through the 2030 season.

ACC Bowl Agreements
• The ACC is in the 10th year of a 12-year agreement with the Capital One Orange Bowl, which will host an ACC team – either its champion or the next available team – in all years the Orange Bowl is not a Playoff semifinal berth in college football. The opponent will be the highest ranked team available from the SEC, Big Ten or Notre Dame.

• The ACC’s current bowl lineup through 2025 includes the Cheez-It Bowl, Duke’s Mayo Bowl, Wasabi Fenway Bowl, Military Bowl Presented by Peraton, Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl, San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl, TaxSlayer Gator Bowl and Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl. In addition, the ACC will send a team to the Outback Bowl if the league’s non-semifinal Capital One Orange Bowl opponent is from the Big Ten. The league will also send a team to the Gasparilla Bowl or Birmingham Bowl on an annual basis.

About ACC
• The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 70th year of competition and 15 strong members, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build on the cornerstones on which the was a league founded in 1953 with a constant balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states. Women’s gymnastics will become the league’s 28th sponsored sport in the 2023-24 school year. In August 2019, ESPN and the ACC partnered to launch the ACC Network (ACCN), a 24-hour national network dedicated to ACC sports and original programming for the whole league. For more information, visit and follow @theACC on Twitter and on Facebook (

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