Big Ten Nitty Gritty Numbers of NCAA Hopefuls

SelectionSunday

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Among Big Ten teams, Indiana is the team the Gophers are most directly competing with for an at-large bid. A sweep of IU would go a long way in ensuring the Gophers get selected ahead of the Hoosiers, if it came down to that.

After the Gophers finishing the season strong (5-2), the next most important thing is that the Hoosiers lose as many games as possible. The Big Ten is trending toward 10 NCAA bids, it likely comes down to the Gophers & Hoosiers if there's an 11th.

Quad 1
Penn State (6-3, 66.7%)
Maryland (6-4, 60%)
Wisconsin (7-7, 50%)
Iowa (5-5, 50%)
Illinois (4-5, 44.4%)
Michigan (6-8, 42.9%)
Ohio State (4-6, 40%)
Rutgers (3-5, 37.5%)
Purdue (4-7, 36.4%)
Indiana (3-7, 30%)
GOPHERS (3-10, 23.1%)
Michigan State (2-7, 22.2%)

Quads 1 & 2 Combined
Maryland (11-4, 73.3%)
Penn State (11-5, 68.8%)
Iowa (10-6, 62.5%)
Illinois (7-6, 53.8%)
Michigan State (9-8, 52.9%)
Rutgers (6-6, 50%)
Michigan (8-9, 47.1%)
Wisconsin (8-9, 47.1%)
Ohio State (7-8, 46.7%)
Purdue (7-9, 43.8%)
Indiana (5-8, 38.5%)
GOPHERS (6-11, 35.3%)

True Road Record

Penn State (4-3, (57.1%)
Illinois (4-4, 50%)
Iowa (3-4, 42.9%)
Maryland (3-4, 42.9%)
Michigan State (3-4, 42.9%)
Ohio State (3-5, 37.5%)
Purdue (3-6, 33.3%)
Wisconsin (3-6, 33.3%)
Indiana (1-5, 16.7%)
Michigan (1-5, 16.7%)
Rutgers (1-5, 16.7%)
GOPHERS (1-8, 11.1%)

True Road + Neutral Record

Maryland (6-4, 60%)
Penn State (6-4, 60%)
Michigan State (6-6, 50%)
Michigan (5-5, 50%)
Iowa (5-6, 45.5%)
Illinois (4-5, 44.4%)
Ohio State (4-6, 40%)
Indiana (3-5, 37.5%)
Purdue (4-8, 33.3%)
Wisconsin (3-9, 25%)
GOPHERS (2-9, 18.2%)
Rutgers (1-7, 12.5%)
 
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Rutgers is a great story and all, but is it all possible their lack of Road/Neutral wins comes back to haunt them? Feels like they need to at least win 2 more games outside of Piscataway, preferably at least one at either Ohio St, Wisconsin, Penn St & Purdue then maybe another in Indy.
 

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Rutgers is a great story and all, but is it all possible their lack of Road/Neutral wins comes back to haunt them? Feels like they need to at least win 2 more games outside of Piscataway, preferably at least one at either Ohio St, Wisconsin, Penn St & Purdue then maybe another in Indy.
Good point.

I still think that's where having a really good non-conference win (no matter where it occurs) comes into play, to help offset that. Rutgers has one of those with Seton Hall, the Gophers do not. Indiana has one, too (Florida State).
 

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I could envision if all they do is hold serve at the RAC, they get placed in Dayton for the First Four, regardless of a gaudy NET or Quad 1/2 record.
 

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I could envision if all they do is hold serve at the RAC, they get placed in Dayton for the First Four, regardless of a gaudy NET or Quad 1/2 record.
They'd still be doing cartwheels in Piscataway!
 

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Going 5-2 would correct enough of our weaknesses to get er done.
Correct. I'd especially like any combination that involves 2 road wins with 1 of them being Northwestern. ... MUST avoid the bad L to Wildcats or Nebraska.
 

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I still say the lose to IA and MD and win the rest. of course that's a lot of road games to win.

go 5-2 anyway they come. stay out of the weakling Wednesday games in the B10 Tourney
 

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I like our schedule the final 7 games. Yes, a few tough ones, but luckily the two highest ranked are at our place. Win at home and we are very happy!
 
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