The WKU Hilltoppers were the northern most team in the Sun Belt conference but in 2014 they will be switching to Conference USA featuring Alabama at Birmingham, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Marshall, Mid-Tennessee, Southern Miss, Texas @ El Paso, Texas @ San Antonio, Old Dominion and North Carolina @ Charlotte. There is hope that the new blood will put WKU back on top after a 2 year dip which saw the Hilltoppers slip to 25-33 in 2012 and 28-29 in 2013 after 3 straight seasons above .500.