WVU would be a choice for me to ACC but their academic reputation will not get them in...either WVU ends in the SEC or hopes the BE stays together...similar academic aura about Lousiville, Cincy, and USF...if ACC adds two more teams from the BE...its CT and Rutgirls.
They have no common ground with the ACC. None. There was a reason why no one mentioned WVU to the ACC the first expansion go'round in 2003. The idea of West Virginia being in the same conference as Duke is LOL-worthy.
This isn't the Big East we're talking about. There's more thought going into this than "OMG who's the best football program we can take?"
While I'm not going to sit here and say WVU is a school on level with Duke or UVA, I have to admit that I would put NC State, Clemson and FSU in the same class as WVU. Are there some minor differences? Sure. But they are in the general group as far as I can tell. I'm sure any graduates of those schools would disagreee, but as an outsider this really doesn't seem to be too far of a stretch for WVU to join.