With a 12-team conference and 8-game in-conference slate, you get the 5 division teams every season plus the teams in the other division 1/2 or 2/4 years (depending on how it's organized). With this, you'd get a home-and-home with everyone in the other division on a 4-year schedule. By going to a 9th game, you'd play 4 of the 6 other division teams every year. With this, you'd get a home-and-home with everyone in the other division on a 3-year schedule. Pros: Truer conference champion. Stronger rivalries with non-division teams. Cons: Unbalanced conference schedule (4 home / 5 away or vice versa). More difficult to make bowl game with removal of patsy. Edit: A Pac 12 Network and the conference tv contracts would likely be a lot stronger with 9 in-conference games. So that's another Pro. What do you guys think?