August 19, 2011

2nd Round Uni Bracket Results

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By The Daily Axe Staff
The Great Western Uniform Bracket 2011 Round 3

Another round of The Great Western Uniform Bracket 2011 has come and gone, and so have another 4 Pac-12 teams from contention for the tournament championship. One of them was the Stanford Cardinal. Washington, California, Colorado and Arizona State all moved on to the Divisional Finals, leaving Stanford, USC, UCLA and Oregon–the top 4 seeds–in the dust.

Washington ran away with the race for the most overall votes, accumulating thousands en route to handily taking care of Oregon. California amassed the second-most number of votes, while Colorado and Oregon came in third and fourth, respectively.

Why was Stanford upset, and how did USC manage to fall so early and so convincingly despite popular uniforms and a devoted following? The bracket has shown that teams that win do so because the schools rally behind the cause, usually inspired by a plug on a trusted school sports outlet. Some notes on those, and our thanks, follow:

That does not even approach a comprehensive summary of the efforts made by websites and fans around the conference to support their teams and our site in the second round. Thanks again to everyone who voted, commented, tweeted, Stumbled and Facebook shared the uniform bracket. All of you are eligible for our end-of-tournament prize.

Here’s a look at the third round:

The two match-ups are identical in seeding: each features the 3 and 5 seeds from the respective division. The North promises a thriller, as the top two vote recipients square off for the right to represent all points north of Palo Alto and west of Salt Lake City in the conference championship pairing. In the South, ASU looks to take down the enthusiastic and mobilized Colorado fans that have run over Arizona and USC so far.

Once again, the vacation-laden August weekend will be a reprieve from voting, which will reconvene on Monday with Colorado versus Arizona State, followed by Washington versus California on Tuesday.

Don’t forget that commenting, tweeting and Facebook commenting gets you eligible for the prize when all is final. You receive one entry per interaction, so don’t let up as the tournament heads into what should be its most heated races.

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