ACC officials have voted to send the NCAA's Board of Directors “a piece of legislation that would grant the conferences the flexibility to determine who played in their football championship game,” ACC commissioner John Swofford told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Swofford said the ACC faculty representatives, who were advised by the league’s athletic directors, voted in favor of the legislation at the ACC’s recent winter meetings, which were held last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“We will be sending that forward,” Swofford said. “We did vote to send that forward to consideration.”
Swofford said he’s not aware of any other conference that has taken this step yet. Under the current structure, the NCAA requires that each conference have an equal number of teams in each division, and every team must play each opponent in its own division. Should the NCAA lighten its restrictions, conferences would have the option to change the format...