As most know by now, there is just one more season of divisional play in the ACC. Coming in 2023, the Atlantic and Coastal divisions will be a thing of the past as the league goes to a 3-3-5 scheduling format.
Before we get there, though, the Tigers must navigate a slate of Atlantic Division opponents, while also drawing Miami from the Coastal this season, on top of the yearly matchup with Georgia Tech.
While it doesn’t rank as the toughest in the league, CBS Sports Chip Patterson does rank Clemson’s conference schedule at No. 4 in the ACC.
“Clemson’s strength of schedule rating is going to have a deficit when compared to the rest of the conference because Clemson can’t play Clemson, and thus the Tigers ‘avoid’ the toughest opponent in the ACC. Still, this is a top-half schedule in the league thanks to Miami rotating in from the Coastal Division and a late-season road trip to Notre Dame. Also, considering how Shane Beamer exceeded expectations in 2021, the regular-season finale with South Carolina could take on more intrigue in the near future, but it’s still a matchup that heavily tilts Clemson’s way in 2022.” -Chip Patterson
Virginia Tech was tabbed as having the leagues easiest conference schedule.
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