Ranking the 10 New CBB Coaches Most Likely to Make the 2015 NCAA Tournament

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Ranking the 10 New CBB Coaches Most Likely to Make the 2015 NCAA Tournament
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Now that we're a few weeks removed from the knee-jerk responses to the latest rendition of the college basketball coaching carousel, let's take a look at which hires might be able to immediately lead their new teams to the 2015 NCAA tournament.

Believe it or not, coaches have actually been relatively successful in their first season at a new school.

In each of the past three seasons, about 10 percent of new coaches have led their team to the NCAA tournament. Last year, American, New Mexico, Stephen F. Austin and UCLA all went dancing in their inaugural season with a new head coach.

So who are the top candidates to do the same this year?

There have been 45 coaching changes this offseason. If the trend from the past three years continues, we should expect to see four or five of those 45 coaches in the 2015 NCAA tournament. But just in case they decide to really exceed expectations this year, we're ranking the top 10.

Coaches are ranked partially on their own history, but mostly by the situations they are inheriting.

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