WKU received a pair of first-place votes while earning its highest preseason ranking since joining the league. Additionally, Kelsey Aikey and Kendall Smith were selected to the C-USA Preseason All-Conference Team.
North Texas was picked to win the league, collecting nine of the possible 12 first-place votes. WKU came in second while Louisiana Tech and Marshall tied for third. The Lady Techsters pulled in the final top vote. UAB, Middle Tennessee, Southern Miss and Florida Atlantic were picked to round out the postseason tournament field, respectively. Closing out the rankings were FIU, UTSA, UTEP and Charlotte in slots nine through 12.