lol I don't count them as major conferences even if they might be officially.
Out the SEC, Big 12, Big 10, and Pac 12, the Big 10 is the weakest right now.
Ah, thought you meant out of the AQ.
And likely they are, but all 3 of those leagues are pretty top heavy and just as weak as the Big 10 in the middle. SEC has Bama and LSU. Pac 12 has USC and Oregon. Big 12 has OU and Texas. Big 10 doesn't have that atm, but MSU could be legit (their D is already, just a question on the O) and OSU as well (although it's naught this year since they are ineligible). A bit too early to judge, imo, especially when Big 12 favorite OU had trouble with UTEP last week and Texas hasn't played anyone. MSU does have a win over Boise, even if they are a rebuilding team.
Oh no doubt. Certainly not a banner day for the conference. It's taken them a whole two weeks to cut their national title contenders down from 4 (MSU, UW, UM, Neb) to 1. While I never expected anyone in the Big 10 to win a national title this year, their only shot of some national pride is with Sparty. While I don't have a problem with that, 1 loss and they're screwed with all of the OOC losses they've had these first 2 weeks.