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Best high school mascot in America: Updated tournament bracket, links to all 16 second-round matchups

Who will advance to the Sweet 16? That's up to the fans

Round 1 is in the books, and the second round is underway in our NCAA Tournament-style bracket giving fans a chance to vote for America's best high school mascot.

Follow the links below to the updated bracket and polls for all 16 second-round matchups. The polls close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time May 11 in the Midwest and South regions and at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time May 12 in the West and East regions.

Follow along: National Mascot Tournament 2023 Bracket

Editor's note: In the event of a tie, the team with the better seed will prevail based on the results of our fall mascot contest.


(1) Rhinelander Hodags vs. (8) Lewisville Fighting Farmers

(12) Punahou Buff 'n Blue vs. (4) Lincoln Railsplitters

(14) Prescott Curley Wolves vs. (11) Fishburne Military Caissons

(7) Colorado Rocky Mountain Oysters vs. (15) Green Mountain Valley Gumbies


(16) Fordyce Redbugs vs. (9) Tillamook Cheesemakers

(5) Lake Forest Academy Caxys vs. (4) Punxsutawney Chucks

(14) Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms vs. (11) Clayton Valley Charter Ugly Eagles

(10) Canon-McMillan Big Macs vs. (2) Rocky Ford Meloneers


(16) Center Point-Urbana Stormin' Pointers vs. (9) Bend Lava Bears

(12) Page Sandites vs. (4) Clay-Battelle Cee Bees

(14) Omaha Benson Mighty Bunnies vs. (11) Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards

(7) Freeport and New Berlin Pretzels vs. (2) Camas County Mushers


(1) Ridgefield Spudders vs. (8) Pleasant Hill Billies

(12) Lejeune Devilpups vs. (13) Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts

(3) Clarkston Angoras vs. (11) Cary Imps

(7) Hoopeston Cornjerkers vs. (2) Kingswood Oxford Wyverns