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BTP The Offseason, Day 138: Notre Dame may end up eligible for the ACC title ... in football

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The ACC is going to help Notre Dame fill any holes it has on its football schedule—the Irish already have lost three games thanks to decisions by the Big Ten and Pac-12 to play league-only schedules—which may end up allowing the Irish to compete for the ACC title this season.

That’d be pretty strange given that the Irish are not conference members in football and aren’t likely to become a full member after this, but folding them into the league for one year definitely is a benefit for the ACC, so it seems fair to allow them to compete for the championship.

Notre Dame has five ACC games scheduled and it would be straightforward to add (at least) three more, so logistics aren’t a problem. The conference is expected to make a decision on its schedule format (likely 8 conference/1 non-conference or 10 conference/1 non-conference) later this week.