The Atlantic Coast Conference, the powerhouse conference in both men's and women's soccer, announced its plans for fall sports.
It will allow all seven ACC-sponsored fall sports to begin
competition during the week of Sept. 7-12.
The big news was its plans for football -- 10 conference games and one non-conference game over 13 weeks plus the ACC football championship
Dec. 12 or 19 in Charlotte.
As far as soccer goes, the season will include:
-- Six-game conference season in men's and women’s soccer;
-- Additional games are
allowed against conference or non-conference opponents as long as the opponents meet the ACC’s medical standards (the results of additional games against conference foes won't count in the
-- Women’s soccer final four (Nov. 6-8) and men's soccer final four (Nov. 13-15) at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
The six games will meet
the minimum requirement for the eligibility for the 2020 NCAA Division I Tournament. The NCAA waiver was approved to allow schools to start their fall seasons later and end sooner because of COVID-19
In 2019, a record 10 of 12 ACC programs earned invitations to the NCAA Men’s Tournament. Nine of 14 programs made the NCAA Women’s Tournament, tying the ACC with the
Pac-12 for the most in the country.