The season is under way for the Western Kentucky men's basketball team and the Toppers are picked to finish sixth in the Conference USA preseason poll of coaches released on Wednesday.
UAB was the preseason selection followed by Old Dominion, Middle Tennessee, UTEP and Louisiana Tech.
The leagues preseason All-Conference squad didn't have any players from WKU on it.
It's the second season in the league for Western, which finished 20-12 overall and 12-6 in league play last season. The Toppers finished tied for fourth and this season have 10 newcomers on the roster.
Western opens the season on Nov. 2 in an exhibition against Lindsey Wilson.