Atlantic Coast Conference football is on and Notre Dame is in.


For now, at least.


The league announced Wednesday afternoon its intent to play football this fall, with a modified schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic that’s shortened to 10 conference games plus one non-league game for each team, including Notre Dame, which will be eligible for the ACC title for the first time.


The season will begin the week of Sept. 7-12 and the 11 games will be played across at least 13 weeks, if public health guidelines allow such a path to proceed.


The league will use a single-division format, shelving the Atlantic and Coastal divisional structure it has used since 2005, and the teams with the best winning percentages in ACC games will meet either Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 for the conference championship in Charlotte.


In a rarity, the four in-state ACC schools — Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest — all will match up against each other across the course of the fall for the first time in 17 years, if the season is able to be conducted.


Notre Dame, the ACC’s 15th school in league sports except football, will shed its long-held independent status and temporarily enter the mix this fall. Television revenue from the season, including Notre Dame’s lucrative NBC deal that broadcasts its home games, will be shared among all 15 schools.


Home and road ACC opponents were assigned for each team in Wednesday’s announcement. Dates of the games and kickoff times weren’t established. Those details are to be determined, the league said, along with the non-conference opponents for each team.


Non-conference games must be played in the home state of the ACC school, the league said, and have to comply with medical protocol requirements agreed on by the ACC.


The ACC’s decision to move ahead with a 10-plus-one model for football — along with abbreviated schedules in its other fall sports, such as field hockey, soccer and volleyball — was reached by the ACC board of directors. School presidents and chancellors from the 15 schools comprise the board of directors. They met Wednesday to consider how to play seasons during this uncertain time amid the pandemic.


"Today’s decision was made after months of thoughtful planning by numerous individuals throughout the conference," ACC commissioner John Swofford said in a statement. "The board’s decision presents a path, if public health guidance allows, to move forward with competition. Our institutions are committed to taking the necessary measures to facilitate the return in a safe and responsible manner. We recognize that we may need to be nimble and make adjustments in the future. We will be as prepared as possible should that need arise."


Here’s a look at the lineup of opponents for in-state ACC teams under the modified league schedule:


Duke: Home games against Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Road games at Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Virginia.


North Carolina: Home games against N.C. State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Road games at Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Miami and Virginia.


N.C. State: Home games against Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami and Wake Forest. Road games at North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech.


Wake Forest: Home games against Clemson, Miami, Notre Dame, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Road games at Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State and Syracuse.


"We think we have a good plan, and now we’re going to see if we can actually play games and play within the league," North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham said. "There were a lot of iterations. I’m delighted we landed on this one. I think it gives the kids a full season. I think it will be safe, and we’ll continue to modify it. If it’s not, then we’ll have to move in a different direction."


N.C. State perhaps came away with the most favorable draw Wednesday.


The Wolfpack emerged as the only in-state team that will avoid Clemson and Notre Dame, presumably the ACC favorites, who project to be ranked among the top 15 teams nationally in next month’s preseason poll. Clemson, led by star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, could be the No. 1 team in the rankings at the start of the season.


Wake Forest, meanwhile, is the only in-state team that will play Clemson and Notre Dame. The Demon Deacons also will face rivals Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State on the road.


"It’s exciting to know we are a step closer to being able to play," N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren said in a statement. "More than anything I am happy for our players. Knowing that all the hard work they have invested has games on the other side of it helps their mental health. I look forward to competing with the teams we have and eventually knowing the order we play them in."


The ACC didn’t specify Wednesday whether spectators will be allowed to attend games, or to what degree stadium capacities might be reduced.


The ACC’s board of directors received a report dated Wednesday on COVID-19 protocols from the league’s medical advisory group. Football players and team staff members will be tested a minimum of weekly, at least three days before scheduled games. Players who test positive will be isolated for 10 days, and then will be exempt from testing for 90 days after their positive tests unless they show symptoms.