Agreed on the pups comment. At best the ACC is 5th.
I'm sure Swofford will play an important role, ordering lunch, making sure everybody got what they ordered, and arranging dinner reservations. Maybe they will even give him an 1/2 hour about the benefits of basketball and how it can help fill the early Spring void after football season.
He can also tell the other commissioners what it is like to see your conference members get pounded on an annual basis in big games and how Miami and FSU are back.
Get over it, your side lost.
4 conferences simply won't work for an infinite pot of reasons starting with geography
Say you want to get to 4 mega conferences, you need each conference to carry 16-20 teams. How on earth will you achieve that?
P10 adds TT, tu, OU, Okie St
B10 adds Iowa St, KSU, KU, ND
SEC adds Miami, FSU, CU, + GT
ACC adds Lewisville, Cincy, UConn, + SUNJ
(B12 most likely to implode because it touches 3 conf, if you want to get rid of ACC - we'd slide to B10/SEC and then B12 gets more BE leftovers)
Aside from the absurdity of B10 ading Iowa St + KSU (and ACC's additions), you now get to fill in the rest of the schools (TCU, WVU, and whatever midmajors/BE schools you want). You'll end up with a lot of these conferences adding schools they have nothing in common with aside from a football team.
Keep the conferences as they sit today. If you want the playoff to happen, make it a *REAL* playoff... top 16 BCS teams get it. Rewrite bylaws to include practice/gms in Jan and you're done. Oh, and pay the players so the farce that has become "student athletes" at big time university programmes can finally be stopped.