From what I'm reading, ACC would like to get a 16 team conference and have two divisions. Given by our location, wouldn't we be in a separate division from NC and Duke? aka, we'll rarely play them except the ACC tourney?
On a side note, please don't let Rutgers be part of the ACC transfer. Please...I'd be fine with UConn but Rutgers? No thanks.
Over the past 5 years, Duke and UNC have played each twice in the regular season, home and home. I am sure that has been the case since the ACC was founded in 1953. This tells me that the ACC has not been playing a balanced schedule since moving up to a 12 member lineup...that TV and the desire for big games overroad the desire to have a truly balanced lineup where everyone plays everyone else the same number of times over a fixed period of time.
That makes me think it is extremely unlikely the scenarios being discussed here will happen. I think TV is going to dictate that the name schools play each other more often than the other schools. Pitt, SU, Duke and UNC are going to play each other every year, even though they will be in different divisions. UConn too, if they get an invite.
It is bad for SU in that we are going to play a tougher schedule year in and year out than say, Boston College but good for fans who love to watch these types of big games. Should help balance out the unattractiveness and damage to our RPI playing schools like BC, VT and (probably) RU twice each year...