After my Wildcats lost to the Crimson Tide last night in basketball, it's hard to see Alabama at the top of the poll. After that title-game performance, though, it's hard to see them not taking this thing all the way to the end (and hey, at least it's not Louisville).
January 23, 2013 - Today, EA SPORTS announced the eight finalists for the NCAA Football Cover Vote. Alabama carried over its momentum from last round, once again securing the most support and leading the way with more than 60,000 votes. Michigan and Texas A&M have closed the gap however, as voting went down to the final minutes to determine who would take the top spot. With more than 1.7 million votes cast so far across both the primary poll as well as the smaller secondary polls, college football fans have shown tremendous devotion to their favorite teams and that passion will only intensify as the stakes get higher with the final goal in sight.
Voting for the next round begins today on the NCAA Football Facebook page, in an effort to trim the eight schools to four. Vote totals have been reset, so fans can't rest now as their teams edge closer to taking it all.
Below are the schools advancing into the round of eight:
2. Texas A&M
4. Ohio State
6. Notre Dame
8. Florida State
In the coming week EA SPORTS will begin announcing the athletes which will be representing
their respective schools on Facebook. Fans should check back daily as the biggest
names in college football are unveiled, all in the hopes of securing the cover for
their alma mater. Athlete-specific voting will begin on Monday, February 4th and
continue until Monday, February 18th, at which point the field will be cut to four.