College Basketball Odds: Big Ten Coaches Top The List Of Favorites To Be Fired First This Season

The college basketball season has yet to get underway, and yet there are already odds about which coach may be the first to lose their respective job.

Such is the life of college athletics in 2018.

As it stands in the way-too-early gambles available on who may be the first to go, Minnesota's Richard Pitino is the leader in the clubhouse according to BetDSI, which has him at +250 ahead of the Minnesota's season-opener on Tuesday. Maryland's Mark Turgeon doesn't trail far behind him at +300. DePaul's Dave Leitao and Penn State's Pat Chambers are at +400 and +500, respectively.

The rest of the way-too-early candidates to be ousted (which includes coaches from the ACC,  Big East, Big Ten, Big 12,  SEC and Pac-12) are expected names already on your radar if you read Matt Norlander's hot seat rankings column last month, but some are curveballs: Kansas' Bill Self and Arizona's Sean Miller, to be specific. They're not your average coach-on-a-hot-seat due to performance; they're among the handful who, in one way or another, have been mentioned in the FBI's investigation into corruption within college hoops.