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The ACC has changed so much from when I was a child (and you could simply "go down Tobacco Road") that I thought I'd write this little primer, mainly for myself to remember things, but also for others. In late 2012, Louisville agreed to replace Maryland, bringing the conference up to 15 teams as of Jul 1, 2014. It's because of my childhood love of Maryland sports that I'll always get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I hear "ACC" mentioned, even though it's nothing like the ACC of my childhood. That said, all schools that were in the Conference 40 years ago remain *except* for Maryland, so the Conference has grown more than it has changed. (South Carolina, the other "former" ACC member, was an original Conference member, but left in 1971.) Here then, are the two Divisions (Divisional play began in 2005), with the teams in each Division alongside the date they joined the Conference. It seems like, for convenience of travel - think of all the minor sports that need to travel - they'd put geographically proximal schools in the same Division, but that's not the way it is: Atlantic Division 1953 Clemson North Carolina State Wake Forest University 1991 Florida State University 2005 Boston College 2013 Syracuse University University of Notre Dame 2014 University of Louisville Coastal Division 1953 Duke University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Virginia 1979 Georgia Institute of Technology 2004 University of Miami Virginia Tech 2013 University of Pittsburgh