Mar
13

NCAA Logos Tournament – First Four

NCAA Logos Tournament – First Four

I’m starting a new feature that will run for the next 3 weeks, the length of the NCAA Tournament. I introduce to you – the NCAA Logos Tournament.

We’re going to vote each game day which of the teams has the better logo until we determine who has the best logo in this year’s field of 68 teams. I’ll share my opinions once voting ends each round and we’ll vote future rounds based on our results – not the games.

UPDATE: On the first night of the tournament, Mississippi Valley State defeated Western Kentucky with 54% of the vote and BYU beat Iona with 69% of the vote. Neither one was a surprise to me. The first was a matchup of two bad logos and Mississippi Valley State’s was just less bad.

On the second night of the First Four, Vermont defeated Lamar in what I’d consider an upset, 58% to 42%. There’s just something about Lamar’s little bird that I like. South Florida also beat California 55% to 45%. While it’d be cooler if “South Florida” started with a U (instead of “University,” like most schools’ names), I like USF’s logo. Cal’s script is nice-looking, but it’s not a thing like USF’s.

The full tournament bracket is below, and tomorrow is when the fun starts. Come back with your voting hats on.

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3 Responses to “NCAA Logos Tournament – First Four”

  1. nothanks
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    could they be any smaller

  2. Sean
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Bogus. Forced modern italic bull-shaped outline representing the word “university” does not beat compact vintage nickname script succinctly representing both specific state and school.

    Cal- robbed! USF (not even the original USF see: Dons)… DQ’d!

  3. michigan logo
    April 11th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I’d just like to point out (weeks after the fact) that the logo you have for Michigan is not Michigan’s logo. The “split block M” mark is, in fact, largely and mercifully verboten: http://www.logos.umich.edu/usemarks.html.

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