I wonder if, when James Madison beat Virginia Tech a couple years back, the Hokies were consoled by the fact that at least the whole conference didn't suck?
At least Michigan St looks like a real team.
And remember Arkansas was also the first SEC team to lose to Ohio State in a bowl game in quite some time (like a decade or something), so I don't know why anyone would think they were a top 10 team after they proved they could be beaten by just about anyone.
Also the Big Ten upsets were to Oregon St who was 3-9 last season, Arizona 4-8, and UCLA 6-8 after being allowed to play in a bowl game with a losing record.
I guess haters are gonna hate no matter how things are going in there own back yard.