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Atlantic Coast Conference Schools

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The Atlantic Coast Conference is a college level athletic conference based on the eastern coast of the US. The ACC was established in 1953 and five of the original seven schools are still members. The ACC currently has 15 members. The ACC is a Power 5 conference, meaning that football team members are part of the highest level of Division 1 football. Sports supported by the ACC include field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and softball.

University of Virginia

University of Virginia joined the ACC in December of 1953, seven months after the conference was founded earlier that May. University of Virginia holds 29 total NCAA championship titles and leads the ACC in men’s championship wins with 21 titles. Current championship titles held by Virginia include men’s tennis (spring 2021), women’s swimming & diving (winter 2020-21), and rowing (spring 2021).

  • University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Boston College

    Boston college has been a member of the ACC since 2005. BC has a total of six NCAA team championships, with the most successful sport being men’s ice hockey. In the 2020-2021 season, BC placed 11th in the Women’s Capital One Cup, which is an award given to the best Division 1 athletic programs in the country.

  • Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Clemson University

    Clemson University joined the ACC in 1953 as a founding member. Clemson has won a total of four NCAA team championships with their most successful sport being soccer. Current championship wins held by Clemson include men’s football (fall 2020), men’s soccer (fall 2020), and golf (spring 2021).

  • Clemson University
    Clemson, SC
  • Florida State University

    Florida State joined the ACC in 1991 and has since won a total of nine NCAA team championships. Current championship wins held by FSU include women’s soccer (fall 2020), women’s indoor track & field (winter 2020-21), men’s outdoor track & field (spring 2021), and women’s outdoor track & field (spring 2021).

  • Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL
  • University of Louisville

    University of Louisville has been a member of the ACC since 2014 and has won two NCAA team championships with the most successful sport being men’s basketball. Current championship wins held by Louisville include men’s swimming & diving (winter 2020-21) and women’s volleyball (fall 2020).

  • University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY
  • North Carolina State University

    North Carolina State University joined the ACC in 1953 as an original member. NCSU has three total NCAA team championship wins with the most successful sport being men’s basketball. Current championship titles held by NC State include women’s cross country (fall 2020) and men’s wrestling (winter 2020-21).

  • University of Notre Dame

    University of Notre Dame joined the ACC in 2013 and has since won 19 NCAA team championships. The most successful sport (by most titles held) at Notre Dame is fencing. Current championship titles held by Notre Dame include men’s cross country (fall 2020).

  • University of Notre Dame
    Notre Dame, IN
  • Syracuse University

    Syracuse University joined the ACC in 2013 and has since won 15 NCAA team championships. The most successful sport at Syracuse University is men’s lacrosse.

  • Syracuse University
    Syracuse, NY
  • Wake Forest University

    Wake Forest University joined the ACC as an original member in 1953. Wake Forest has won nine total NCAA team championships. The most successful sports at Wake Forest are field hockey and men’s golf.

  • Wake Forest University
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • Duke University

    Duke university joined the ACC in 1953 as an original founding member. Since then the school has won 17 total NCAA team championships. The most successful sport at Duke is women’s golf which has won the school a total of seven team championship titles alone. Current championship titles held by Duke include men’s fencing (winter 2020-21), men’s baseball (spring 2021), lacrosse (spring 2021), women’s fencing (winter 2020-21), softball (spring 2021), women’s gold (spring 2021), and women’s outdoor track & field (spring 2021).

  • Duke University
    Durham, NC
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia Tech joined the ACC in 1979 and has since won one NCAA team championship. Most recently, Georgia Tech has won a championship title in men’s basketball for the winter 2020-21 season.

  • University of Miami

    University of Miami joined the ACC in 2004 and has won five NCAA team championship titles including four in baseball.

  • University of Miami
    Coral Gables, FL
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an original member of the ACC, having joined in 1953. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds the most NCAA team championship wins out of all the ACC schools with 46 total titles. The most successful sport at North Carolina is women’s soccer. Current championship titles held by North Carolina are for women’s field hockey (fall 2020), women’s lacrosse (spring 2021), women’s tennis (spring 2021), and men’s lacrosse (spring 2021).

  • University of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh joined the ACC in 2013. Pittsburgh won an ACC championship title in volleyball for the 2019-20 season.

  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Virginia Tech joined the ACC in 2004. In the winter 2020-21 season, Virginia Tech won a championship title for men’s indoor track & field.

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