Regarding the 'Vacated' Arkansas win. OSU should have only offered to vacate the 2010 regular season only...
Why was it vacated? The NCAA found about the tattoos in December and then gave OSU a 'supsended sentence' by allowing the Sugar Bowl game and deferring the 5 game suspension until the start of 2011.
OSU & Pryor vs. Arkansas & Mallet in Nawlins was the biggest non-CG Bowl of the season.
This was a case where the NCAA sold out on principle for more money. Just as Tressel abdicated his job duties to keep players eligible (it's a stupid rule, but a rule nonetheless) for glory, the NCAA wanted the ratings.