Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Madness: East Regional Results

West Regional Voting Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 7.
North Regional Voting Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 6.
South Regional Voting Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (PST) TONIGHT, Saturday, March 5.

With all the votes coalated in the East division, 9th-seed New Hampshire snuck by 8th-seed Vermont, 14 - 13.  New Hamphire will therefore be representing the seals-on-blue contingent against always-controversial Maryland.  The love-it-or-hate-it nature of the first-seed flag could make this one an interesting match-up.

Whereas fifth-seed Delaware bested 10th-seed West Virginia without too much trouble, 17-10, fourth-seed Massachusetts barely held off 13th-seed New York, 14-13.  Seal-on-slate-grey Delaware will take on seal-on-white Massachusetts next week for a shot at the Sweet Sixteen.

Meanwhile, in the Middle Atlantic, the third-seed District of Columbia routed the Garden State, 31-4.  D.C. will be hoping for a repeat performance against sixth-ranked Virginia, which defeated Maine 16-11 in round one.

Voters at the Life and Times broke for seventh-seed Connecticut and Vexillophiliacs tended for tenth-seed Pennsylvania; when the dust settled, it was the Constitution State on top, 15-11.  Connecticut will advance to take on the second seed, neighboring Rhode Island, in the second round.

Action resumes in the East Division on Monday!

Eliminated: Vermont, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Pennsylvania


  1. How many points are the Vegas odds makers giving Maryland?

  2. I'm wondering what happens in the result of a tie?

  3. Carto: As the organizer, I am not even ethically allowed to LOOK at the Vegas lines.

    dhkendall: Then ~I~ get to cast a vote!

  4. This is all silly fun. Thanks for doing it, Michael. The sporty results reporting made me laugh. Also, I'd never been called a vexillophiliac before!

  5. Aw, thanks pfly. I've had a lot of fun setting it up, and I've been really delighted that so many folks have been willing to humor me by playing along.

  6. I heartily congratulate all the winners of this round, even those I didn't vote for. Quick question though, if a person were to vote on this blog and at the Life and Times of Michael5000, would our votes count twice, or are you too smart for that?

    Either way, I'm looking forward to the next round.

  7. Jack: Actually, I'm fairly dim. The L&TM5K is a fairly established community, though, so I actually more or less know everyone who has voted there -- except for Captain Lhurgoyf, and who am I to impugn the integrity of an officer of the Bularussian Navy?