It has been more than two decades since Southern Methodist was last invited to the NCAA tournament, but the Mustangs are one of the 20 college basketball teams with a good chance of finally putting an end to a lengthy drought in 2015.
There are well more than 100 schools that haven't made the tournament in the past 10 years, but most of them don't have much hope of changing that any time soon.
For these 20 schools, there's at least cause for optimism.
Several of the teams on this list have yet to go dancing in program history. Army, Denver, St. Francis (NY) and William & Mary have been playing college basketball since long before the NCAA tournament even existed and have not once tasted its sweet nectar.
But this is their year.
Some of these schools have at least been fortunate enough to make the tournament since the players on their roster were born, but not one of them has earned a bid since 2005.
The following slides are ranked based on how likely each team is to end its dry spell.