Fair enough although the flip side of this is that you aren't trading only the unexciting games for the Alliance ones. Like if they do the 3+5 thing, and Iowa is playing Neb/Minn/Wisc every year plus 5 of the remaining 10, then you're trading Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State just as much as you're trading Rutgers, Northwestern, Maryland. All for the right to play Virginia and Cal. Not sure that is an upgrade, although it does add more variety.
Again, I agree. That's part of my broader point, that Bowlsby saying B1G conference games are "better" than B1G teams playing OOC games v. Pac/ACC is baseless and silly. Sure, some conference games would be better, and some would be duds. Just like some OOC P5 games would be better, and others would be duds.