You can vote for your favorite 10 cities below; voting ends this Wednesday, February 29th at 12pm US EST. Those of you reading through email and RSS will have to click-through to this page to vote.
This round of voting will not eliminate cities but it is what I use to order (seed) them in the tournament. The cities with the most votes will be matched up in the next round with the cities with the least votes in this round. In the past years of the tournament, those who did better here tended to advance further in the tournament. And, a little bit different this year, the cities with the top 25 votes in this round will automatically advance to the Round of 64.
ED: You’ll notice there are now two polls. The service I’m using was having trouble with the number of total answers in the original poll below so for a consistent list I’ll have to use two.
ED: You’ll notice there are now two polls. The service I’m using was having trouble with the number of total answers in the original poll above so for a consistent list I’ll have to use two. You can choose below 4 of the choices in addition to the 10 above.
The first elimination Round of 128 cities begins this Friday, March 2nd and I’ll be revealing the full brackets and breaking down my favorites with Wandering Earl in my upcoming live chat this Thursday (March 1st from 2pm-5pm US EST). You can also view a complete map of the competing cities on Google. Good luck!