1. All the talented players will go to the BCS conferences, and it is easier to recruit the best talent. - All you need to do is look at ASU and Arizona to know that this is not true. Honestly, I think ASU had better talent when they were in the WAC under Kush. Utah's recent pop in talent is just that - it was a great class but on field results will do more for recruiting than conference affiliation.
2. It is easier to make it to an elite bowl from the PAC 12. Again this just isn't true. Sure the Rose bowl is great, but only a few elite teams from the PAC 12 will EVER play in it. The vast majority of the league will wallow in mediocrity.
3. Exposure is better in the PAC 12. Not so. I can see BYU games much easier in Arizona and when I travel nationwide.
4. PAC 12 is a strong football league. This is almost laughable. A few years ago, even UNLV put the hurt on ASU and PAC 12 non-conference losses continue to mount. Yes, there are a few very good PAC 12 teams, but the league as a whole is struggling. Just look at all if the coaching changes if you don't believe me.
5. Utah will rise and BYU will fail simply because of the PAC 12 affiliation. Please...Utah would be where they are with or without the PAC 12, and was last year really a success for them? Let's look again in five years and see which program is doing better.
I could keep going, but I'd like to hear your thoughts...