There were a total of 11,919 votes registered in the first round. Here are the top eight seeds, based on number of votes received:
1. Huntsville, AL – 2,361
2. Missoula, MT – 1,606
3. Milwaukee, WI – 1,328
4. Cleveland, OH – 1,231
5. St. Pete/Clearwater, FL – 882
6. Branson, MO – 799
7. Grand Rapids, MI – 735
8. Indianapolis, IN – 657
A late rally by Branson, MO helped them edge out Eau Claire, WI and the Mississippi Gulf Coast to move into the Elite Eight and garner the number six seed. A big thank you goes out to Eau Claire; Mississippi Gulf Coast; Pocono Mountains, PA; Eugene, OR and Waterloo, IA for participating! We hope so see you in the mix again next year!
Round Two voting will be four head-to-head matchups, starting on Monday, March 18th at 10 am Eastern Time. It will be a 12-hour voting window and each official Facebook account holder will have the opportunity to vote one time during each individual matchup.
Here is listing of the matchups with day and time:
The Elite Eight Tournament Times:
Monday, March 18 – 10:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time – #3 Milwaukee, WI v #6 Branson, MO
Tuesday, March 19 – 10:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time – #4 Cleveland, OH v #5 St. Pete/Clearwater, FL
Wednesday, March 20 – 10:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time – #2 Missoula, MT v #7 Grand Rapids, MI
Thursday, March 21 – 10:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Time – #1 Huntsville, AL #8 Indianapolis, IN
Thank you again for your support and participation. Good luck to all of the members of The Elite Eight!