College basketball coaching carousel: Latest buzz, prime candidates, analysis of top vacancies

The season of college basketball coaching changes started earlier than expected, with two top-20 jobs opening more than two months prior to Selection Sunday. Maryland popped in early December, while Louisville opened in mid-January. Both jobs finally filled this past week, with Louisville announcing alumnus and NBA assistant Kenny Payne, and Maryland set to announce Seton Hall's Kevin Willard in the next day.

While the timing of those openings came as a surprise, the annual Champ Week carousel started spinning right on time, with around 10 programs making changes before Selection Sunday weekend arrived. Of those 10, the two biggest jobs -- Georgia and Kansas State -- had been expected for some time, but LSU's move to fire Will Wade and Mike White's departure from Florida to were not predicted.

Though most of the top jobs have been resolved, the dominoes will continue to fall for weeks to come. For as long as the carousel spins, though, we'll keep you updated here with the latest intel, rumors, scuttlebutt and everything in between for 2022 college basketball coaching changes.