It's not easy to become part of the select coaching fraternity with a national title because odds are that the next champ will be coached by a guy already in the club.
In the last 10 years, four coaches (Roy Williams, Billy Donovan, Bill Self and John Calipari) have won a title for the first time. Williams is already in the Hall of Fame and the three others will make it eventually. Two of those coaches (Donovan and Williams) have won their second titles in that time span. And with those guys in the club, it has made it even more difficult to become a first-timer.
What is typically true of first-time champs is that they don't really sneak up. Usually, as in the case of Calipari two years ago, you can see it coming.
So we decided to take a look at not necessarily the "best coaches without a title" in college basketball, but the coaches with the best chance to win in the near future. Remember, particularly with the first few coaches on this list, their inclusion does not mean they're the most proven or the best of the title-less club, simply they have a roster (or will have a roster) that could get it done.