NCAA chair: Good shot at ACC autonomy

Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch, who is also the chairman of the NCAA's Division I board of directors, told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he thinks the ACC has a good shot at being granted the full autonomy over its championship game that it has formally requested -- but that the legislation hasn't actually gotten in front of the 18-member board yet.

Under the current NCAA rules, conferences must have two divisions in order to host a championship game, and every team within the division must play each other. The ACC has requested freedom to explore other options.

“That will be taken up, but it hasn’t really come to the board yet,” Hatch said. "I would expect that would go through, because the origin of that was from a time when conferences weren’t as large."