The Big Ten Conference has announced it would play league only games and the Pac-12 reportedly set to do the same. It now appears to be only a matter of time before the rest of the power five makes the same announcement.
As of 4:30 on Thursday afternoon the ACC has yet to make an announcement, but that could quickly change.
#ACC commissioner John Swofford has said that if league adopts an all-conference football schedule for 2020, Notre Dame likely will be in mix. Irish already have six ACC opponents on docket.
— David Teel (@ByDavidTeel) July 9, 2020
ACC football also expected to play conference-only games, sources told @Stadium. Last month, ACC commish John Swofford told @Stadium if Power 5 schools played conference-only schedules that ACC would assist Notre Dame with as many games as it needed
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 9, 2020
I'm told any news about the ACC is premature at this point. https://t.co/Hd7pFoOMk1
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) July 9, 2020
SOURCE: ACC coaches have been told of a conference-only games plan (as @Brett_McMurphy reported). I'm told the coaches have not yet been told it’s definite. ACC’s tentative conference-only football plan as they've discussed would extend to include #NotreDame.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 9, 2020
Per CBS Sports, here is where the other power five leagues stand on football schedules for 2020.
SEC: The SEC had no comment on its future plans when reached by CBS Sports. Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk did tell reporters Thursday that a potential conference-only schedule could be decided upon by late July. It’s unclear if that time frame has been accelerated after the Big Ten’s announcement.
Big 12: The Big 12 has not made an announcement about its plans as of Thursday afternoon and appears to be taking the same wait-and-see approach as the SEC. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said “no” when asked by the Des Moines Register’s Randy Peterson whether any scheduling announcement was coming soon.
Pac-12: The Pac-12 will reportedly move to conference-only games for the 2020 season with an announcement expected in the coming days, according to Auerbach.. That would be an obvious decision considering Michigan-Washington in Week 1 and Oregon-Ohio State in Week 2 are two of the biggest nonconference games originally scheduled during the 2020 season.<