1. I hate the SEC chant and chest thumping of others riding on the coat tails of other teams.
2. We are established in the ACC and can get to the National Title game here just as easy.
In my opinion, I think the playoffs will start eroding some of the SEC power. Before, SEC teams started the season on a higher rung of the ladder in terms of rankings. They basically had a foot in the door of the BCS championship game if none of their teams lost two games during the season (though LSU did it in 2007). Now the "SEC perception" doesn't mean as much to a certain extent because teams have to prove it on the field via the playoff. That means there's now 4 total spaces for other teams as opposed to just 2 (though really 1 if you consider that SEC was annointed with 1 of the spots). True the playoff teams will still have to be determined by a committee, but there will be pressure for "equal representation".
The ACC is in prime position out of any other conference not named the SEC because of how rich of a recruiting region the conference is in. That's not just in football, but all other sports as well. The ACC schools can truly offer any recruit the opportunity to play for championships...plus offer an elite education. The ACC produces almost as many NFL draft picks as the SEC, so if the ACC schools can improve on their coaches, there's no reason why this conference can't be as dominant as the SEC.