The Mountain West and Conference USA have announced that they plan on merging. This will create a 22-team conference. There has been no word yet on whether or not the new conference will be an automatic BCS qualifier, but it's a possibility.
The non-traditional conference obviously won't have any sort of geographic connection, and this might lead the way for the formation of other similar super-conferences. The landscape of college sports has been changing, and it seems like even more change is on the horizon.
Here are four winners and four losers of this new merger.