I'm ok with Utah in the Big 12 for another western school, but only after
exhausting this list of other schools first:
New Mexico State
Western Governors University
University of Idaho
BYU Idaho Intramural Champ
I'm probably leaving a few out. If Utah is left in a depleted PAC/MWC, which it eventually will be, BYU would win more recruiting battles and be stronger for it. Recruiting is nearly a zero-sum game. Boise is left out on purpose because they have a blue field.