I had some quarrels with how the first round of voting was conducted, but the second round seems like it was much more transparent and fair to all the teams involved. I'm disappointed that my Kentucky Wildcats aren't advancing to the Sweet Sixteen, but it's probably for the best. Though, wouldn't it have been awesome/hilarious if Jared "The Pillsbury Throwboy" Lorenzen made it onto the cover? (Note: The conference breakdown at the end was additional information that I provided).
January 16, 2013 - The Crimson Tide rolls once more as Alabama led all schools in
voting in the most recent round of the NCAA Footbal Cover Vote. With nearly 10,000 more votes than its nearest competitor, Alabama proved just as dominant in the Cover Vote as it did in the BCS National Championship Game, taking the number one overall slot and positioning itself strongly heading into the next round. The Crimson Tide jumped from 17th last round to first, demonstrating impressive fan support as they move one step closer to securing the cover. Voting
for the next round opens today on the NCAA Football Facebook page, and fans are encouraged to continue supporting for their favorites.
Vote totals have reset, so it's anyone's race as the field is trimmed to eight.
Below are the schools advancing into the round of 16.
2. Texas A&M
4. Ohio State
6. Penn State
7. Notre Dame
11. Florida State
Fans are still coming out in droves to support their school, as the Cover Vote has
tallied over 1.2 million votes so far. Third round voting will continue until January
22nd, and potential cover athletes from the final eight schools will be unveiled
from January 23rd through February 3rd. Cover athlete-specific voting will begin
on Monday, February 4th.
SEC (6): Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, LSU
Big 10 (5): Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Nebraska
Independents (2): Notre Dame, Navy
Pac-12 (1): Oregon
ACC (1): Florida State
Big 12 (1): Texas
Big East (0): Shocker.
Who do you think will win out? Post your thoughts in the comments section!