March Madness: B1G Football Uniform Bracket III

We’re off to the semifinals of BTN.com’s Big Ten football uniform bracket, and the upsets continue. No. 5 Iowa stunned No. 2 Penn State and Cinderella No. 9 Purdue is one win away from playing for it all after downing No. 10 Illinois. Also, No. 1 Michigan drilled No. 6 Michigan State to advance to the title matchup, by virtue of amassing the most quarterfinal votes.

See the quarterfinal results and first-round votes. And don’t forget to cast your semifinal vote in this post. The winner plays Michigan.

Why the automatic berth for the Wolverines? With 12 teams in the Big Ten, the quarterfinals consisted of three matchups, which, of course, yields three semifinal teams. So, for the sake of keeping things simple, the uniform that registered the most quarterfinal votes went directly to the title matchup.

SEMIFINAL: No. 9 PURDUE vs. No. 5 IOWA

Purdue's Ralph Bolden
Iowa's Keenan Davis & Kevonte Martin-Manley

How they got here: Purdue nipped No. 4 Nebraska in the first round and took down Illinois in the quarterfinals, while Iowa breezed by Wisconsin in the opening round and upset No. 2 Penn State in the quarters.

CHAMPIONSHIP: No. 1 MICHIGAN vs. No. 9 Purdue-No. 5 Iowa (Poll to come)

Michigan's Denard Robinson

How it got here: Michigan destroyed No. 12 Northwestern in the first round and put it on rival Michigan State in the quarterfinals, amassing the most votes in the process and earning the automatic berth into the title game.

BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina writes the Clothes Call features. Send him your Big Ten fashion tips here, find all of his work here and follow him on Twitter at @BTNBrentYarina.

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Cameron on 3/25/2012 @ 2:22am EDT Said:

I think this is fixed. Purdue was up about 70% to 30% about a hour a go and a haour later Purdue is down to 35% ? Something doesn’t seem right.

eric on 3/25/2012 @ 4:39pm EDT Said:

Yah, it’s called Haweye Nation!

Eric on 3/25/2012 @ 4:44pm EDT Said:

Hawkeye Nation!

Paul on 3/25/2012 @ 8:52pm EDT Said:

Glad to see Iowa continue its reign over penn state in head to head battles. Oddly enough Purdue is in it and their uniforms have changed about 5 times in the last decade.

Leif on 3/25/2012 @ 10:00pm EDT Said:

It’s also called Purdue’s #s are tacky. lol

AJ on 3/28/2012 @ 1:13pm EDT Said:

Michigan’s jerseys are plain. Their helmets are original, but Iowa’s overall jerseys are muuuuuch cooler and way more intimidating.

My96z on 3/31/2012 @ 6:52pm EDT Said:

Iowa’s uniforms are really boring. They look just like the Pittsbugh Steelers, or any Pittsburgh team for that matter. The Michigan uniform is original and sharp, down to the iconic winged helmet.

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