Notre Dame wins first round of NCAA Football Cover Vote

Irish Finish with the Most Votes; Alabama, Oregon, Michigan and More Also Advance

Round 1 of the NCAA Football Cover Vote is now officially complete with 32 schools emerging from the chaos to move on to Round 2. With more than 600,000 total votes cast, Notre Dame took the opening round by storm, claiming the most votes overall and landing themselves a spot in the next round alongside BCS National Championship opponent Alabama.

Among the 32 qualifying schools, college football powerhouses such as Stanford, Oregon, LSU, and Texas A&M jumped out to large leads alongside Notre Dame. Schools such as Kentucky, Penn State, and West Virginia, which saw considerable support from their fan base, will also continue on to the next round. USC made a late charge over the weekend, jumping into the top 32.

Polls will open on Wednesday, January 9th for round two, and fans are encouraged to visit the NCAA FootballFacebook page to vote for their favorite team.


Below are the 32 schools advancing into the next round.



1.  Notre Dame

17.  Alabama

2.  Stanford

18.  TCU

3.  Oregon

19.  Miami

4.  LSU

20.  Georgia

5.  Texas A&M

21.  Utah

6.  Ohio State

22.  Oklahoma

7.  Nebraska

23.  Tennessee

8.  Michigan

24.  Arkansas

9.  Kansas State

25.  Missouri

10.  Penn State

26.  Oregon State

11. West Virginia

27.  Georgia Tech

12.  Florida State

28.  Iowa

13.  Clemson

29.  Texas

14.  Florida

30.  Navy

15.  Kentucky

31.  USC

16.  Wisconsin

32.  BYU




























From this point forward, the field will be continually halved until a champion is crowned. Below is the schedule for the remainder of the rounds.

·         32 Schools

o    Voting Begins – 1/9

o    Voting Ends – 1/15

·         16 Schools

o    Voting Begins – 1/16

o    Voting Ends – 1/22

·         8 Schools

o    Voting Begins – 1/22

o    Potential Cover Athletes Revealed – 1/23 to 2/3

o    Voting for Cover Athlete Begins – 2/4

o    Voting Ends 2/18

·         4 Schools/Athletes

o    Voting Begins – 2/19

o    Voting Ends – 2/25

·         2 Schools/Athletes

o    Voting Begins – 2/26

o    Voting Ends – 3/8


Vote totals reset after each round, so the only way fans can be sure their team continues to advance is to keep voting. Anything can happen now that the tallies are back at zero, so enthusiasts are encouraged to not only vote in the main Facebook poll, but also support their school in the secondary polls which appear daily.

This has proven to already be the most successful NCAA Football Cover Vote yet, as it has reached more than 32 million fans and garnered more than 144 million impressions on Facebook. With 8 weeks remaining in the competition, college football enthusiasts are already coming out in droves in the hopes of landing their team on the cover of the next edition of NCAA Football.