With 14 teams, thanks expansion, playing an 8 game conference schedule, thanks Notre Dame, there was bound to be some repeat road trips by all the schools in the conference. Duke will once again come to Lane Stadium, and Tech will travel back to Miami and Boston College.
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
Before this release, I thought Tech would return to Pittsburgh, instead Miami and Georgia Tech end up back together in the home-away rotation.
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.
If this indeed becomes the permanent rotation, make sure to get your season tickets in even years, and prepare for a challenge to win the division in odd ones.
Virginia Tech's return trip to trip to Florida State was a casualty of the cramped schedule. VT-FSU is a marque matchup and potential huge television draw. I'm surprised the ACC, a league desperate for ratings and national exposure, couldn't figure out a way to spare it. That should have been a priority.
HokieSports.com lists Tech's non-conference games as:
Aug. 31 - Alabama (ATL)
Sept. 7 - Western Carolina (Blacksburg)
Sept. 14 - at East Carolina (Greenville, N.C.)
Sept. 21 - Marshall (Blacksburg)