By the laws of probability, where the Gophers stand.
February 15, 2012 — 3:09pm
Do the Gophers get in? If so, where will they fall?
After Tuesday night's loss to Ohio State, it’s interesting to look at the numbers. Where, realistically, do the Gophers stand? One web site has answers.
Here, playoffstatus.com looks at the probability of where each Big Ten team could finish in the conference based on continually updated data.
Statistically, of course, the Gophers have played themselves out of any possibility of first place and would only finish second, third or fourth in less than 1 percent of possibilities. At this moment, according to this site, they’re most likely to finish 10th in the league, in 28 percent of possible scenarios.
Playoffstatus.com goes on to say that the Gophers have a 3 percent chance to win the Big Ten tournament, and while there is a 53 percent chance they’ll win their first game, there’s just a 19 percent chance they’ll make it past the second round.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.