With one week left to go before the June 1st deadline, the team of MU alumni have the second most votes in the Midwest Region, and the most votes in the region amongst the eligible teams.
“Wait, how can ineligible teams be getting votes?” you ask.
Well, they’re not disqualified from TBT, they just don’t currently have the number of players committed to play necessary to put the team into the field. Each team needs at least seven players and right now, four of the top nine vote getters in the Midwest aren’t meeting that minimum.
Here’s the overall voting top nine.
2017 TBT Midwest Region
|Hilton Magic Legends (Iowa State)||1,361||5|
|Golden Eagles (Marquette)||1,045||9|
|Jackson TN Underdawgs||860||12|
|Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State)||805||8|
|Fort Wayne Champs||754||9|
|Purple And Black (Kansas State||706||5|
|Banner Boys (UW-Milwaukee)||696||11|
I’m starting to get the impression that the Iowa State team is not going to round up two more guys to play over the next week. They’ve been in first place overall for a while now and they just keep on not being eligible to play. The Region and the Kansas State team have been in The Tournament in the past, but they’re still two guys short of a spot in the field, just like Hilton Magic Legends.
Here’s the top nine of the eligible teams.
2017 TBT Midwest Region Eligible Teams
|Jackson TN Underdawgs||860|
|Scarlet & Gray (Ohio State)||805|
|Fort Wayne Champs||754|
|Banner Boys (UW-Milwaukee)||696|
|Mid American Unity||630|
|Midwest Dream Squad||485|
As you can see, regardless of how this shakes out over the next seven days, the Golden Eagles alumni team has a huge lead on the ninth and final team. However, there was a metric ton of voting in the final week last year, so if you haven’t voted yet, you need to cast your vote for MU right now.
Click here to go to the GEA team page and cast your vote to make sure that the team maintains their voting advantage. If you’ve already cast your vote, go round up some other people to vote for Marquette’s team so you can cash in up to $20,000 when they win the $2 million grand prize.