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MSU baseball: A look at the final weekend of the Big Ten race

MSU’s baseball team sits in seventh place and could miss the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2010. However, the Spartans also could finish as high as third in the conference, and a sweep at Penn State this weekend would guarantee them a spot at Target Field in Minneapolis.

There’s a number of permutations which could happen, especially since the top six teams are all playing each other and the Spartans are facing the last-place Nittany Lions. Here’s a look at the seven-team race for the Big Ten Tournament, which is May 22-25. Winning percentages will determine the six-team field.

1. Indiana 15-6 Big Ten (38-12 overall) This weekend: at Ohio State

3 wins: .750

2 wins: .70833

1 win: .66667

0 wins: .625

2-tie. Ohio State 14-7 (33-19) This weekend: vs. Indiana

3 wins: .70833

2 wins: .66667

1 win: .625

0 wins: .58333

2-tie. Minnesota 12-6 (29-18) This weekend: vs. Illinois

3 wins: .71429

2 wins: .66667

1 win: .61905

0 wins: .57143

2-tie. Nebraska 14-7 (24-26) This weekend: vs. Michigan

3 wins: .70833

2 wins: .66667

1 win: .625

0 wins: .58333

5-tie. Illinois 12-9 (31-15) This weekend: at Minnesota

3 wins: .625

2 wins: .560

1 win: .520

0 wins: .480

5-tie. Michigan (27-24) This weekend: at Nebraska

3 wins: .625

2 wins: .560

1 win: .520

0 wins: .480

7. MSU 10-8 (31-16) This weekend: at Penn State

3 wins: .61905

2 wins: .57143

1 win: .52391

0 wins: .476

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