Like last year, I thought I'd lay out the imbalances in the ACC basketball schedule, where each team has three opponents they only play at home and three they only meet on the road, in addition to the five teams they play twice in-conference:
|Team||Home Only||Away Only|
|Boston College||Georgia Tech / N.C. State / Wake Forest||Clemson / Duke / Florida State|
|Clemson||Boston College / Virginia Tech / Wake Forest||Duke / Maryland / Virginia|
|Duke||Boston College / Clemson / Georgia Tech||Florida State / Virginia Tech / Wake Forest|
|Florida State||Boston College / Duke / Virginia||Georgia Tech / Maryland / Virginia Tech|
|Georgia Tech||Florida State / Maryland / UNC||Boston College / Duke / N.C. State|
|Maryland||Clemson / Florida State / N.C. State||Georgia Tech / Miami / UNC|
|Miami||Maryland / UNC / Virginia||N.C. State / Virginia Tech / Wake Forest|
|North Carolina||Maryland / Virginia Tech / Wake Forest||Georgia Tech / Miami / Virginia|
|N.C. State||Georgia Tech / Miami / Virginia Tech||Boston College / Maryland / Virginia|
|Virginia||Clemson / UNC / N.C. State||Florida State / Miami / Wake Forest|
|Virginia Tech||Duke / Florida State / Miami||Clemson / UNC / N.C. State|
|Wake Forest||Duke / Miami / Virginia||Boston College / Clemson / UNC|
Virginia Tech appears to have taken Virginia's crown of the easiest schedule, as one of three teams who play UNC and Duke once apiece. (The other two are Wake and Georgia Tech, who both could use the help, frankly.) The Hokies also play both better-than-expected Miami and Florida State only at home, and I'm-sure-they'll-actually-be-as-good-in-conference-this-year once on the road. The Cavaliers haven't upgraded their schedule that much, though.
On the other side of scheduling roulette lies the Wolfpack, the only team this year to play both Duke and UNC twice. They also play Clemson twice, and the three teams they only play at home are the three they'll probably need the least help with. Good thing they're making a statement in the non-conference, isn't it?