After three days of voting, the Midwest Second Round has been set. Here are the matchups that were voted for by the readers of the 1st round article.
(1) Kansas Jayhawks vs. (8) UNLV Rebels
The Jayhawk took down the Mountain Hawk in Round One. This mythical bird is a combination of a blue jay and sparrow hawk.
The Star Wars Rebel Alliance reference was enough to pull UNLV into the next round.
A mythical creature against a rebellious group of fighters, toss-up.
(5) Michigan State Spartans vs. (4) Maryland Terrapins
The Spartans dominated the New Mexico State Aggies and go into battle against turtles in the second round.
The Houston Cougars feared the turtle enough to give Maryland the win in Round One.
Spartans fight to the death and terrapins can hide in their shell, Sparta gets another win.
(6) Tennessee Volunteers vs. (14) Ohio Bobcats
The Vols got into the second round because they still exist, and the Aztecs do not.
The Bobcats were the easy choice over the Hoyas because Hoya is based on a chant.
Bobcats can tear through humans, so the ferocious animal continues its run to the Sweet 16.
(7) Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. (2) Ohio State Buckeyes
The Cowboys beat the Yellow Jackets in Round One because male yellow jackets die at reproduction and are therefore weak.
The buckeye's poison took down the Portuguese cowboys in the Gauchos and will now look to poison these Cowboys.
Poison kills a cowboy. Enough Said.
Voting on the poll continues until Monday, when the Sweet 16 in the Mascot Showdown will be unveiled.