Originally Posted by Wickedson
I don't see the ACC falling apart. Does one or two teams leave because they don't like the basketball direction? Maybe? But there are just too many name teams to break the whole thing up.
16 teams is just too many in one conference. It's been that way from the beginning.
I like 12 personally. But don't like the idea of Florida St. or Clemson mostly because of regional ridiculousness.
If Florida State/Virginia Tech and Clemson bolt, the ACC is in serious trouble. Duke and Wake Forest are two of the smallest D-1 football schools. Duke has a huge following, but they aren't even filling their arena this year. Even Boston College and Miami are tiny schools.
If two of the football powers leave, Miami would have to look hard at their options as well. It could easily bring down the conference.