I have to agree. Playoff posturing didn’t really impact anything. Either way the big dogs ultimately plan to grow to their strongest composition, jettison their weaklings like Rutgers and Vanderbilt, and then to split away. That is where they can make any kind of playoff arrangement they desire.
And I think a fatalist position is fine. Honestly, “The ACC was always doomed and nothing matters” is probably the most sound position.
But in a world where maybe there was something the ACC could have done, everything it did was the worst thing to do.
It’s impossible to argue a single move it has made, has put it in a better position today than it would have been had it just done nothing.