The ACC is reportedly considering radical changes to its scheduling formats.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported on Monday afternoon that the ACC could change how it handles scheduling as early as 2023. Potential formats are being discussed at the league’s annual meetings this week.

College football fans and media have long criticized the division structure that most FBS conferences deploy. Per Thamel, the ACC is considering a structure where each team would have 2 or 3 “permanent” opponents and then would rotate through the remaining teams each season.

If the ACC made this change, each team would host every conference opponent at least once every 4 years.

This would also obviously impact which programs make it to the ACC Championship Game. It could be an improvement for teams like NC State and Wake Forest, who have been competitive for years but share a division with Clemson and Florida State (although it’s worth noting the Demon Deacons did win the Atlantic last season).

Regardless, a balanced schedule and the elimination of divisions could help create a more fair path to the ACC Championship Game.

The ACC got a glimpse of what this could look like during the 2020 season as Notre Dame joined the league due to the pandemic. The ACC temporarily got rid of divisions, and it resulted in Clemson and the Fighting Irish meeting in the title game.

Any rule changes will likely be announced later this week as the ACC wraps up its annual meetings. Changes could come as early as 2023