What would it look like? Who would you want to be with Wake Forest?
If the ACC went to pods right now, there would be 2 with 3 teams and 2 with 4 teams.
The pods might look something like this:
Pod A: BC, Syracuse, Pitt
Pod B: Maryland, NC St, Wake
Pod C: VT, UVa, UNC, Duke
Pod D: Clemson, GT, FSU, Miami
For Pod A, play the other 2, plus 2/3 of Pod B, plus 4/4 of either Pod C or D
(Pod B does just the opposite) 2 + 2 + 4 = 8 games
For Pod C, play the other 3, plus 2/4 of Pod D, plus 3/3 of either Pod A or B
(Pod D does the opposite). 3+2+3 = 8 games
Ex. Wake would still get to play NC St and Maryland every year
BC, Syracuse and Pitt would be 2 out of 3 years
ALL OTHER ACC TEAMS would be 2 out of 4 years! (That's right - with this plan you'd play UNC & VT, as well as Clemson & FSU home & away every 4 years).
Each player would get to play every ACC team home & away before he graduates – assuming he stays all 4 years.
There would only be a need for 8 conference games per year, leaving 4 non-conference games for Vandy + 3 discretionary games.
What do you think? I describe the whole thing in detail on my blog – Pods Now!