Our lone mid-major exits the tournament early, with our voters clearly choosing Texas over Utah. "Clearly" might be an understatement; 88 percent of voters took the Burnt Orange.
So our bracket now looks like this:
Game 2 features a showdown between (5) Southern Cal and (4) Alabama, played in historic Bryant-Denny Stadium. This should be the better of the two first-round games. The winner moves on to face Oklahoma in the semifinal.
Voting will conclude at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.