Inflatable Mania 2013: Vote for your team in the Elite 8

We promised the next round of Inflatable Mania brackets would be out for your viewing and voting pleasure, and here they are - the 8 remaining teams in the SportsDayHS Inflatable Mania competition.

Since stats drive most of what we do, now is a good time for us to share some of the major findings from the Sweet 16, how the creators of the fan polls would have voted and your chance to vote for your teams in the Elite 8.

SOUTHERN REGIONAL:Sweet 16 Winners: 1-Red Oak, 12-ProsperStaff Picks: Red Oak, ProsperWhat we learned: The fan enthusiasm in both the winning schools is near unmatched with almost 10,000 votes coming from the two campuses. Prosper, which changed up its eagle mascot tunnel with some silver paint this year brought out Eagle Nation with 7,405 total votes to advance to the next round.

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WESTERN REGIONAL:Sweet 16 Winners: 2-South Grand Prairie, 9-Euless TrinityStaff Picks: Corsicana, Euless TrinityWhat we learned: Warrior pride is hard to top, and while SGP was one of the last entries in the first round, its fans have not slowed up, with 68.71 percent of the votes to beat out Corsicana's colorful tiger inflatable. Euless' Trojan Pete, picked up 1,454 votes during it's trip into the Elite 8.

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NORTHERN REGIONAL:Sweet 16 Winners: 13-Garland, 10-AllenStaff Picks: Garland, Grapevine What we learned: Politicking paid off for Garland High, which had a strong fan campaign throughout the school district to bring the massive owl tunnel into the Elite 8. Together, Garland ISD's two teams (Garland, Rowlett) wrangled in almost 5,000 votes.

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EASTERN REGIONAL:Sweet 16 Winners: 14-Rowlett, 6-WylieStaff Picks: Mesquite, WylieWhat we learned: Never underestimate an underdog, and in this bracket, low-seeded teams from the play-in round gave their all. Rowlett earned a berth in the Elite 8, and Denton Guyer, while not advancing put on one of the most impressive showings with 8,800 votes, but ultimately AHMO, the reigning champion could not be dethroned.

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See the Sweet 16 results here See all the original Inflatable Mania 2013 entries here Click here to read Michael Florek's report on the origins of these inflatable monstrosities

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