March Madness 2012 is on it's way sooner rather than later as February starts to tick away, and the seeding is starting to solidify as the games go along on their way to the Conference tournaments. The new SB Nation Bracketology update is out and it isn't incredibly kind to the Minnesota Golden Gophers, though the Gophers certainly haven't had a season to talk kindly about recently.
The Gophers began the season quite well with their non conference schedule, but since Big Ten play has started they've been inconsistent to say the least. The SB Nation bracket gives the Gophers an 11 seed in the South bracket, pitting them against Gonzaga.
The Gophers are going to need to improve on that 5-7 Big Ten record or they're going to continue dropping and might even find themselves out of the tournament talk by the end of the season, despite their current 17-8 overall record.