ACC plans to move forward with fall college football season

ACC. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
ACC. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

The ACC is moving forward and plans to play college football this fall.

The ACC is holding strong in its efforts to have a college football season in 2020.

With the Big Ten and the Pac-12 out on playing this fall, it seems as though the ACC and the SEC are still planning on having their seasons. The Big 12 is now the most important conference in college athletics, as whatever side it picks may end up deciding the future of college football for years to come. Here is the ACC’s latest statement about its belief in its testing protocol.

The ACC is pleased with the testing protocols it has in place for 2020.

One thing that is very interesting about the ACC this year is that it has allowed the national independent Notre Dame Fighting Irish to compete as full-time members in the conference this season. Notre Dame competes in the league in all other sports with the exception of football. Divisions have gone away this year in the ACC, as they are dead set on being able to play.

What can’t go unnoticed is how vast the geographical footprint the league encapsulates. It goes as far south as Coral Gables, Florida with the Miami Hurricanes and as far north as Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with the Boston College Eagles. Syracuse, New York is a long way away from Tallahassee, Florida, and we’ve got to deal with South Bend, Indiana in the equation this year.

With presumably the best team in college football this year calling this conference home in the Clemson Tigers, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise the ACC is this adamant about playing this year. While Clemson is the preeminent national power in the college football landscape, there are other excellent teams in the conference as well, such as Miami and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Assuming no other league decides not to play, it will be an incredibly southeastern college football season with the ACC, the Big 12 and the SEC out of the Power 5, as well as the AAC, Conference USA and the Sun Belt out of the Group of 5. The Big 12 holds the lynchpin here. If that Power 5 conference decides it’s safe to play, then the other five will end up playing with them this fall.

It will not be an easy decision, but the ACC is not giving up college football this year without a fight.

Next. 50 best college football uniforms. dark

For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.