The way the day has unfolded in deciphering other media outlets and talk shows, you would think this version of the Gophers are worse than the team that got beat 84-0 by Nebraska several years ago.
On the other side, USA Today’s Covers.com power rankings has the Gophers 33rd in the country.
So where does the U stand?
Probably somewhere in the middle. The Gophs are not the 33rd best team in the country, of course. They are also not the second coming of the University of Buffalo.
Ball State, by the way, which has the same 2-5 record as the Gophs, is 94 out of 119 I-A teams in the Covers.com rankings.