It has been seven seasons since the ACC crowned a champion from the Coastal Division. But despite the dominance of the Atlantic Division, the conference is not eyeing realignment, commissioner John Swofford said Thursday at ACC media days.
Swofford said league hasn't talked about divisional realignment in several years. Said league has settled in pretty well to current setup.
— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) July 13, 2017
Swofford on ACC teams realigning divisions: "We’ll keep looking at it, but I wouldn’t anticipate any change in the near future." #ACCKickoff
— Orlando Sentinel-FSU (@osfsu) July 13, 2017
Clemson and Florida State, both members of the Atlantic Division, have combined to win the last six conference championships. Both programs also won national titles during that timeframe, building on their dominance in the ACC.
Virginia Tech is the most recent team from the Coastal Division to claim the conference title. That happened back in 2010. Prior to the recent runs by Clemson and FSU, teams from the Coastal Division won five straight ACC titles, although the 2009 title by Georgia Tech was vacated.
Virginia Tech won three in that span, while Wake Forest claimed the title in 2006.