As good at Tech has been, it benefits from the ACC’s soft underbelly. There are a lot fewer patsies in the SEC, a conference that has produced the past four national champions. If sustaining a dynasty is what Tech desires, the ACC is the place to do it.
Leaving the ACC, Tech would be risking what makes it special. Everything the school and its fans believe sets them apart – a rabid following, a packed stadium, a proud winning tradition – would look a lot less impressive held up against the SEC template.