One problem: With roughly 70 posters in hand, it was necessary to thin the herd before a final vote. Thus, the idea of poster primaries came to be, with each primary having seven posters. This is the eighth primary, and there are enough posters in hand for two more primaries. The winner of each primary will advance to the final.
Contestants in this round: Louisiana State, Western Kentucky, Temple, South Carolina, Nevada Las Vegas, Georgia Tech and Michigan. Click here to view all of the candidates on one page.
Voting for each primary will remain open until two days after the last poster has been displayed. Then the finalists will be determined and voting will begin for the Wiz Readers' Choice Poster of the Year. That poll will remain open for one week.
Voting continues in the other primaries. Let's break it down:
Primary No. 1: This is a two-poster race between West Virginia and Iowa State. They are separated by about 240 votes.
Primary No. 2: Texas Tech has a lock on this primary and will advance to the final.
Primary No. 3: Michigan State extended its lead over North Carolina. North Carolina State and Missouri were expected to be factors but their campaigns never got started.
Primary No. 4: Surprising Louisiana Tech has a commanding lead over Colorado. Florida State is a distant third, followed by the Florida.
Primary No. 5: Middle Tennessee maintains its lead over Bowling Green. Washington, Wisconsin, Auburn and Kansas State are getting blown out.
Primary No. 6: Penn State has an 800-vote lead over Iowa. Brigham Young is third and Houston fourth.
Primary No. 7: Oklahoma is clinging to its lead over Louisiana Lafayette.