The Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC, from year to year gets criticisms on its relevancy in comparison to football mega-conferences like the SEC. The ACC had a good season in 2012 season and looks forward to even more of an impressive year in 2013.
Before the beginning of the 2013 football season, the ACC will wave goodbye to the University of Maryland and will welcome its newest conference members (departing from the Big East):
-University of Pittsburgh
-University of Louisville
-University of Notre Dame (formerly independent for football, all other sports were included in the Big East)