Buckle up, ACC football fans. The league announced on Wednesday that it will be adopting a 10-game plus-one model for the 2020 college football season, with member institutions playing 10 conference games in addition to one non-conference opponent of their choosing. The decision features the inclusion of national elite Notre Dame as a member this fall, strengthening the conference as a whole while altering the journey to the ACC Championship Game.
The ACC joins the Pac-12 and Big Ten in announcing major schedule changes while moving to a heavy league-only plan.
Instead of splitting the league into Atlantic and Coastal divisions, a conference-only slate will determine title game participants based on the two highest winning percentages. Should the Irish manage to make it to the ACC Championship Game and win, it would be the first time in their 113-year history that they can claim a conference title.
Brian Kelly’s team and all others are chasing one of the most talented teams nationally in the ACC per oddsmakers. The season’s first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12, which was originally scheduled to be Week 2 of the college football season.
William Hill revealed updated ACC Championship odds on Wednesday evening, a few hours after the league released its revised schedule for the upcoming season.
From worst to first, here is a look at the latest odds to win the ACC: