The ACC ultimately signed away more rights than its competing conferences, and it did so for a smaller payout. The proposed changes to college football’s postseason are also expected to add even more pressure for conference realignment. The end of the ACC as we know it seems inevitable, and the conference has only itself to blame.
— I disagree with much of this Forbes article because it greatly overstates the value of school's third tier rights. Regardless of conference, ESPN is going to pick up the most valuable games as part of the first and second-tier rights, leaving schools to broadcast the leftovers. Anyhow, right or wrong (wrong), here's another writer getting behind "The ACC days are numbered" meme.