Graphic by Mike Meredith

The Meme Madness bracket charges into the second round as half of our iconic moments were voted off the board. The people spoke decisively; every matchup was decided by at least 10 percentage points. 

While three No. 1 seeds have bowed out of the NCAA Tournament, the top seeds in Meme Madness are still alive. However, there were three upsets in the Sweet 16, including a decisive 6-over-3 battle in the Players & Coaches Region. Now, eight moments remain in the quest for meme supremacy. The Michigan surrender cobra, Hugh Freeze's hospital bed and Urban Meyer's golf cart pizza are among the powerhouses still standing to fight another day. 

Every year, dozens of images quickly become cultural touchstones in the sport by going viral on social media and in countless group chats. However, there are a select few that survive longer and permanently enter the college football universe.

Now, we want you to help pick the best. 

In order to narrow it down, our staff curated 16 memorable memes from the Twitter era and separated them into two regions: Fans, and Coaches & Players. The bracket includes everything from Heisman Trophy winners and disgruntled fans to unforgettable coaching reactions. But more than anything, it includes the moments that makes college football so unique.

See the updated bracket and vote in the Elite Eight round of Meme Madness below. 

Meme Madness bracket

Graphic by Mike Meredith

Voting for every round round is being held via tweets from our Cover 3 Podcast account as embedded below. 

Fan Region

(1) Michigan surrender cobra vs. (5) Creepy Tennessee starer


(1) Michigan surrender cobra: The devastated reaction fit the insane moment: Michigan State recovered a fumbled punt snap and returned it for a shocking game-winning touchdown at the Big House in 2015. Standing the test of time is perhaps the greatest surrender cobra in college football history (not to mention Sean McDonough's iconic call). The image beat out Eminem's strange trip into the booth during the 2013 Notre Dame-Michigan game to move on. 

(5) Creepy Tennessee starer: Vols fans have seen loss before. But after giving up 34 unanswered points to Ole Miss in 2014 behind four turnovers, all this Tennessee fan could do is stand motionless and smirk into the broadcast camera. It was a moment that quickly became a symbol of the Vols' ineptitude. This Tennessee meme topped the Sad Red Raider image in a first-round upset. 

(2) Shirtless, twirling NC State dude vs. (3) Annoyed LSU girl


(2) Shirtless, twirling NC State dude: Coming back from down 16-0 to beat No. 3 Florida State in 2012 ranks among the best highlights from NC State's last decade. A Wolfpack fan hugged a pole, ripped off his shirt and spun it around to make sure we would never forget it. The full GIF is iconic. The often-used gif beat out the disappointed Florida State dad in a landslide to move on to the second round. 

(3) Annoyed LSU girl: The Tigers' matchup against Alabama in 2018 didn't quite go to plan in a 29-0 loss. During the blowout, the CBS broadcast caught an annoyed fan staring cooly at the camera in a moment immediately went viral. The GIF featuring the camera zoom creates an impact. One year later, the same fan posted a GIF of her smiling as her Tigers beat the Crimson Tide en route to a national title. Annoyed LSU girl beat out the slumped Virginia tube man in a tight 3-6 battle. 

Players & Coaches Region

(1) Urban's golf cart pizza vs. (5) Freeze's hospital bed approval


(1) Urban Meyer's golf cart pizza: Meyer is notoriously one of the sorest losers in football, and he was captured eating a sad, likely cold stadium pizza while looking devastated in the bowels of Lucas Oil Stadium after losing the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game to Michigan State. Meyer's moment captured 60% of the vote against Jameis Winston's squinting meme. 

(5) Hugh Freeze's hospital bed approval: Most people would consider a herniated disk and life-threatening staph infection a good excuse to take a few days off from work. Not Freeze. The Liberty coach arrived in a wheelchair and laid out in a hospital bed to coach a 24-0 loss to Syracuse. The most iconic image came from the postgame "handshake" when Freeze waved to Dino Babers from his perch above the stadium. Freeze pulled off an Ole Miss-on-Ole Miss upset as the hospital bed beat out Elijah Moore "marking his spot" in the Egg Bowl to move on. 

(2) Beamer's 0-0 celebration vs. (6) Petrino's neck brace presser


(2) Frank Beamer's 0-0 celebration: Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was known for his physical defenses and comfort playing in unorthodox games. When the cameras captured him celebrating the end of a scoreless regulation against Wake Forest, it was a peak Beamer (and ACC football) moment. Beamer beat out the famous image of Derrick Henry towering over Mark Ingram to move on. 

(6) Bobby Petrino's neck brace presser: It was a strange moment when the now-former Arkansas coach showed up to a press conference wearing a neck brace with a skinned face after a motorcycle accident in 2012. Ultimately, the accident revealed Petrino was having an inappropriate relationship with a staffer, and the neck brace image became the ultimate image of his downfall with the Hogs. Petrino pulled by far the biggest upset of the bracket, not only beating the Stanford "Heisman!" fan deafening Christian McCaffrey, but winning the 6-3 matchup with 79% of the vote.