The NCAA Tournament is without a doubt one of the best times of the year. You've got 64 teams (sorry, not counting you Alabama State) all nicely packed into one super huge bracket that ultimately produces one national champion for everyone to admire. It's pretty much perfect. So, naturally, why not extend this bracket system to the cheerleaders of each team in the tournament to give us the cheerleading national champion as well?
And that's exactly what we've done here.
Contained below (and here) are links to all four regions of the NCAA Tournament: East, West, South and Midwest. You will find all the schools seeded exactly as they are for the Tournament but with one main difference. Instead of the teams facing each other, you'll get pictures of cheerleaders from both schools going head to head for your vote. This means exactly what you think it does. #1 UCONN will go up against #16 Chattanooga, but Chattanooga finally has the chance to pull an actual 1 vs. 16 upset should enough people vote for them.
The method here is simple, vote for best school cheerleaders in each matchup and we'll update this list as the Tournament progress at the 32 mark, the Sweet 16, the Elite 8, The Final 4, and then lastly we'll crown a cheerleading national champion. I'm already calling a USC, BYU, UCLA, Arizona St. Final Four. The Pac-10 may have had a down year basketball-wise, but certainly not in cheerleading.
So here are the links, and I can at least guarantee you this: Duke has no chance of winning this national championship.