According to numerous reports, a meeting will take place this week regarding an all-sports merger between the two leagues.
By the 2013-14 season, we could be seeing a super conference with as many as 16 teams overall. As it currently stands, 11 of the 16 schools in the proposed merger sponsor the sport of softball. Thus, there's a strong chance such a scenario could involve adding a 12th school, which would enable a split into two 6-team softball divisions.
If all goes as planned (and that's a big if), the 2014 MWC/C-USA season could involve one super conference featuring the following schools:
That would be a pretty dynamic softball conference. Five of those teams are currently ranked in the Top 25 of the Mid-Major Poll, and are either ranked or receiving votes in the NFCA/USA Today and ESPN.com/USA Softball national rankings.