Yes let the acc stan up against the SEC.If the best acc went heads up against SEC teams year and year out the results of a full SEC would prove the SEC superior.
Do not disagree with the jest of the above statement.
If Florida State had joined the SEC instead of the ACC when they did, they would not have near the string of almost unbroken conference championships to flaunt.
Now, with the three additions from the BE, the ACC has gotten tougher. At the top three or four, they are quite strong. But I am not convinced they are SEC equivalent for year end and year out, from top to bottom.
While the SEC has a few teams that do not shine consistently, they do have a healthy contigent that field powerful teams nearly each year.
The 12 team set-up with the ACC is new. Time will tell how this develops and if the league eventually finds more balance from top to bottom.
Wouldn't it be interesting to see top to bottom head to head challenges between conferences in fb to start the season? i. e. Miami vs LSU, Vandy vs Duke, etc.