Vols shouldn't be used as a barometer for SEC success - they haven't been a complete "decent" team since the early 00s. That's like picking out Purdue or Stanford from their respective conferences right now and comparing them to the best of other conferences (as a Vol fan let me tell you it's totally embarrassing to say all that). The SEC is by far the best conference in the land RIGHT NOW and I hope that it doesn't change, but we all know time alters everything. The Big XII looks strong (Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Texas Tech) all in the top 10 and rising and by season's end could sure enough be the top conference. I think Oklahoma and Missouri seem the most legit with Texas is in the middle while Texas Tech looks to be the most apt to make the fall.