You sit on a throne of lies!
I think it's really easy to kick the Big East in the year that Virginia Tech and Miami fled to some bastard basketball conference that wants to pretend it can play football at a high level. Wait until you see the new Big East before you make a decision on them. As a WVU fan when I'm not an Alabama fan, I admit that I worry the Big East won't deserve the autobid even once the new teams get here. It will hopefully be a closer call, though.
If you want to talk about a pathetic conference, let's talk about one that is going to have all of three decent football teams a year and will have its members capitalizing on beating the likes of Duke and North Carolina to pump up its reputation. As you mentioned, the Big East has the decency to kick Temple out instead of rolling up on them again and again since it's obvious they aren't even trying.
Meanwhile, we have a SEC team getting scewed by the limitations of the BCS system again this year. Last year, it was one poll not rewarding LSU for their championship game win. This year, it will be Auburn not making it into the championship game. I admit a little bit of happiness to see misfortune befall the hated Tigers, but it scares me to think a team can make it through a season in the best and toughest conference in college football and be judged #3 behind Pac 10 and Big 12 teams...