For newbies to the site, here is the background on the contest.
Each year, the Wiz displays poster schedules of Division I-A teams. But this year, in an attempt to keep things fresh, it was decided to put the posters up to a vote of fans to determine the Wiz Readers' Choice Poster of the Year.
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 ninth of 10 primaries. The winner of each primary will advance to the final.
Voting for each primary will remain open until midnight Sept. 21 (a week from Monday). The 10 finalists will then advance to the final and voting will begin for the Wiz Readers' Choice Poster of the Year. That poll will remain open until midnight on Sept. 29.
Voting continues in the other primaries. Let's break it down:
Primary No. 1: West Virginia has a 250-vote lead over Iowa State.
Primary No. 2: Texas Tech has a lock on this primary and will advance to the final.
Primary No. 3: Michigan State clings to a 128-vote lead over North Carolina. North Carolina State and Missouri are third and fourth.
Primary No. 4: Surprising Louisiana Tech has a 1,573-vote lead over Colorado. Florida State is a distant third, followed by the Florida.
Primary No. 5: One of the tightest races of all. Middle Tennessee leads Bowling Green by only 40 votes. Washington, Wisconsin, Auburn and Kansas State continue to get blown out.
Primary No. 6: Penn State is beating Iowa by 827 votes. Brigham Young is third and Houston, fresh off the upset of Oklahoma State, is fourth.
Primary No. 7: Oklahoma has a 247-vote lead over Louisiana Lafayette. Still time for Tennessee, Minnesota, Texas El Paso and Syracuse to make a run.
Primary No. 8: The tightest race of them all. Louisiana State holds a 27-vote lead over Georgia Tech. Michigan was expected to be a factor but is a distant third.