mathematics in sport

What it takes to win Wimbledon
How will the UK do in the 2012 Olympics?
How long do football managers last?
The mathematics of foam coats Olympic swimming venue
Australian cricket to blame for oil price rise?

This is the second part of our new column on risk and uncertainty. David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, continues examining league tables using the Premier League as an example. Find out just how much — or how little — these simple rankings can tell you.