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The ACC could be interested in adding the SEC to it's football schedule every year.

According to ESPN, the ACC is considering a schedule for each of it's 14 teams that would consist of eight conference games and one game against the SEC each season.

The report says the "8+1 model" is still in it's early concept stages. The plan is an alternative to the nine-game league schedule that every college football power conference except the ACC and SEC have already adopted.

It's believed that SEC commissioner Mike Slive wants to have a new schedule format in place by 2016.

"Achieving that objective involves exploring as many options as possible, which we are currently doing," a spokesman for Slive told ESPN. "Anything more is pure speculation."

There are already four ACC-SEC annual rivalries--Florida State vs Florida, South Carolina vs Clemson, Georgia Tech vs Georgia and Louisville vs Kentucky.