The NCAA Football Cover Vote has reached the Sweet Sixteen. The next round of voting will run January 16-22 to determine the Elite Eight.
The biggest surprises from the second round of voting are Navy at number nine and Kentucky not advancing following a huge wave of votes and support in the first round.
The top 16 features: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Navy, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin.
Continue on to read the full press release from EA SPORTS:
The Alabama Crimson Tide led all schools in voting during the most recent round of the NCAA Football 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, showing impressive fan support as they move one step closer to securing the cover. Voting for the round of eight opens tomorrow on the NCAA Football Facebook page, and fans are encouraged to continue supporting their favorite school. Vote totals have reset, so it’s anyone’s race. Will Navy continue to shock the polls with their continued support, or will they fall behind against some of the nation’s biggest powerhouses?
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
The NCAA Football Cover Vote has tallied more than 1.2 million votes to date. 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.
Team-specific assets can be found at http://ncaafootballcovervote.newslinevine.com/.
Official Round 3 Update from EA (Saturday morning):
Latest TGT Projection (Sunday night):
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