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College Football: 4 Winners and 4 Losers of Mountain West-Conference USA Merger

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College Football: 4 Winners and 4 Losers of Mountain West-Conference USA Merger
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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.

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