to allow ND to play in the conference championship game. There could be special criteria (example):
- ND goes undefeated in it's ACC schedule
- ND's overall record is better than one of the subdivision champs
- ND beat one of the subdivision champs during the regular season
Of course, I'm sure the ACC would want ND to give up something else (e.g. 6 regular season games vs. 5, which I think is a bad deal).