Now that we know Notre Dame will play five ACC teams every year beginning in 2014, here is a look at how the Irish have fared against ACC competition.
Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for compiling all these stats.
First point: Does the scheduling change that much for Notre Dame? In three of the past five seasons, the Fighting Irish have played or will play against four current/future ACC schools.
2012: Miami, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Wake Forest
2011: Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Maryland, Boston College, Florida State (bowl game)
2010: Boston College, Pittsburgh
2009: Boston College, Pittsburgh
2008: North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse
Notre Dame has games against Pitt, Miami, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Boston College also scheduled into the future as well.
Second point: So how have the Irish fared against ACC competition?
Notre Dame has won six of its past seven against ACC teams (including 1-1 in bowl games over that stretch).
Since the ACC began in 1953, Notre Dame is 28-13 against ACC opponents (conference membership at the time of game).
Notre Dame has an all-time losing record against just two current ACC members (Florida State and NC State).
There is only one ACC team Notre Dame has never played: Virginia Tech.