The Conference USA preseason prediction of the order for the division has came out and WKU is ranked 5th in the East below FAU, FIU, and Marshall, and Middle Tennessee while above Charlotte, and Old Dominion. The west division has North Texas, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, UAB, UTSA, Rice, and UTEP. North Texas received the most 1st place votes with 20 on the West Division and Marshall had the most on the East Division with 14.
If the media is correct and WKU ends in 5th place in the standings would it be enough to make a bowl game. What would it take for this season to be considered a successful season for WKU?