The problem is with the Big XII defenses. Most of the teams in the Big XII are horrible, absolutely horrible at defense. West Virginia has allowed an AVERAGE of 51 pts/game over their last 6 games. Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech... they've all looked terrible on defense. Oklahoma State has had some okay efforts but they also got slaughtered and gave up about 60 points to Arizona in their one decent out of conference game.
If I had a say I'd want to see how some of the Pac 12 teams would look against the SEC. I feel like the middle chunk of the Big XII would be annihilated by good teams in other conferences. K-State is an elite team that is well coached, but aside from that, I don't see what the fuss is about.