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Inflatable Mania 2013: Vote for your team in the Final Four
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 REGIONALElite 8 Winner: 1-Red Oak,Staff Pick: Red OakWhat we learned: Red Oak's fans had to come up big in the most intense round of Inflatable Mania so far. Both Hawk Nation and Prosper fans alike contributed more than 100,000 votes for their respective inflatable tunnel.
NORTHERN REGIONALElite 8 Winner: 10-AllenStaff Pick: GarlandWhat we learned: The editorial powers that be are pretty bad at picking teams, but Allen fans came out to the polls this round, casting almost 13,000 votes for their Eagle run-through, putting their team into the semis.
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WESTERN REGIONALElite 8 Winner: 2-South Grand PrairieStaff Pick: Trojan PeteWhat we learned: Another round, another bad staff pick, but South Grand Prairie's Warrior helmet has been near unstoppable, mowing down opponents left and right in the Inflatable Mania polls so far.
EASTERN REGIONALElite 8 Winner: 6-WylieStaff Pick: Wylie's SkullWhat we learned: Sports pundits always talk about how difficult it is to repeat as a champion, and while Wylie was the top-seeded team last year heading into the tournament, it never advanced beyond the Sweet 16. Maybe times are changing in AHMO country?
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