ACC announces schedule change involving Top 10 team
Seemingly every major college football conference is dealing with scheduling changes on a weekly basis due to COVID. In the ACC, No. 9 Miami had a lot change over the weekend.
On Saturday, Miami-Wake Forest, scheduled for Dec. 5, was called off due to COVID issues in the Demon Deacons’ program. On Sunday, the ACC found a new opponent for the Hurricanes.
Manny Diaz’s team will now travel to Duke, the conference announced. The Blue Devils were originally scheduled to face Florida State. Chris Nee of Noles 247 reports that an FSU spokesperson referred to the Florida State-Duke game as “canceled.” The Seminoles have had back-to-back gameday postponements against scheduled opponents Clemson (Nov. 21) and Virginia (Nov. 28).
Miami moved up from No. 10 to No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 after previous No. 9 Oregon lost to rival Oregon State on Friday night. The Canes are 7-1, trailing Notre Dame (9-0) and Clemson (8-1) in the ACC title race. UM’s lone loss was to Clemson, 42-17 on Oct. 10.
Miami is also scheduled to host North Carolina on Dec. 12 and Georgia Tech on Dec. 19, the weekend of the ACC Championship Game, which is on track to be a Notre Dame-Clemson rematch. With their record and ranking, the Hurricanes are on track to play in a New Year’s Six bowl.