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