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Rank
Mascot
Mascot
Meter Rank
1.
Cocky
62
Last week Cocky actually had a closer than expected battle vs Truman the Tiger “only” winning by 7%, 54-46% and my power ratings called for a 15% win. Still, Cocky has been mostly untested this year, remains #1 and can still get to that maximum power rating of 65 with a few more impressive performances on the year. Keep in mind, his wins over the past 2 weeks have all been vs top-notch mascots and most in dominating fashion.
2.
Red Raider
54
As expected Raider Red beat 1-8 Testudo 64-36% last week which was even bigger than my projected 21%. Just 2 weeks ago he beat Sebastian the Ibis 61-39% and is a clear #2 at this point at 8-1 and continues to climb in the power ratings.
3.
Sebastian

49
Sebastian has had a lot of close contests this year and last year was another prime example against the 3-6 Mike the Tiger. He won but only 50.3-49.7% by the narrowest of margins just one week after getting whipped by Raider Red 60-40%. I listed Sebastian as one of the top contenders at the start of the year and despite the close wins, he has earned a 7-2 record and is clearly one of the favorites and also one of the most recognizable of the mascots.
4.
Ms Wuf
49
Ms Wuf was #4 last week and as expected beat The Duck 52-48%. Ms Wuf’s only 2 losses this year have been to Cocky and Sebastian (#1 and #3) and both were close. Ms Wuf was also my 6-year old daughter Savannah’s favorite so she remains a sentimental favorite to me.
5.
Truman Tiger

48.5
While Truman lost last week, he actually gained in my power ratings moving up 2 points from 47 to 48.5 because the loss was to Cocky and just like Sebastian the Ibis and Ms Wuf, there was a rare close battle losing just 54-46. Truman is now 6-3 and his 6 wins have been over mascots that are a combined 17-37.
6.
Sparty
48
Sparty remains #6 in the rankings and beat Wolfie Jr in a key battle for the playoffs last week by a surprisingly easy 58-42% margin. That was one week after beating Bucky the Badger by an easier than expected 56-44% margin. Sparty continues to surge at the end of the year and should make the playoffs
7.
Cam the Ram
48
Cam had a key playoff battle last week vs Wilma Wildcat. My ratings had the two almost even but Cam won 55-45% and has also beaten well known mascots The Duck, Sparty and Bucky. Cam is now 6-3 and continues his climb in the rankings and has a very big battle with Sebastian the Ibis this week to see if he is a true contender this year.
8.
Mike the Tiger

47
Alright Mike the Tiger fans. You’re strong, you’re powerful but you had another loss last week by the slimmest of margins as Mike drops to 3-6 and is now fighting for his playoff right. If there was ever a time to wake the LSU nation, it is now as Mike cannot afford any more losses so make sure your mascot doesn’t miss the playoffs – get out and vote today!
9.
YouDee
46
YouDee was at the bottom of my rankings at the start of the year but last week beat Bucky in a key battle for a playoff spot by a solid 54-46% margin. We’ve seen the FCS and IAA mascots do well once the playoffs start and YouDee has an excellent shot at making it
10.
Wilma Wildcat
45
Wilma has 5 losses this year and all 5 have been to top 7 mascots and she drops to 4-5. A look at the remaining schedule has battles against Wolfie Jr and Raider Red which won’t be easy but Wilma still has a shot at the playoffs this year and needs a big finish.
11.
Bucky
41
Bucky lost to YouDee last week 54-46% and I am very surprised at the 2-7 overall record. Much like I mentioned in Mike the Tiger’s writeup, it’s now or never Badger fans so go out and vote as Bucky cannot afford another loss the rest of the year.
12.
The Duck
41
Perhaps the most well known and televised mascot of the bunch is The Duck and he’s going to get a lot more air time coming up. Last week The Duck lost to Ms Wuf 52-48% to drop to 2-7. It will be extremely difficult to make the playoffs but The Duck cannot afford another loss so Oregon fans who have been waiting for a chance to vote for your mascot – you must win out to make the playoffs.
13.

Wolfie Jr

39
While Wolfie Jr has a better record than a couple of the mascots above him, he probably has a lesser chance at making the playoffs. Last week Wolfie lost to Sparty 58-42% to drop to 4-5. Still, he has a better mathematical shot than Bucky or The Duck of making the playoffs but has Wilma Wildcat and Cocky the next 2 weeks which could make it tough.
14.
Cosmo
33
Cosmo is making a late surge with wins over Testudo and Scarlet Knight the last 2 weeks. Unfortunately he runs into 3 playoff contenders the next 3 weeks but 2 of his wins have been in the last 4 games.
15.
Testudo
32
Testudo has been watching his team’s QB’s go down week after week as they are now down to a 5th string QB. Perhaps that has the Maryland fans a bit distracted as Testudo lost again last week 64-36% vs powerful Raider Red to fall to 1-8. Battles vs Cocky, Sebastian the Ibis and Wolfie Jr have them an underdog in the final 3 matchups and he continues a turtle’s pace for his chance to make the playoffs.
16.
Scarlet Knight
25
Scarlet Knight lost to the team that was #15 last week to fall to an imperfect 0-9 on the year. There is only 3 games left for the Scarlet Knight and if you look at the odds below I list his odds of winning the mascot challenge at a million to one.
ODDS TO WIN CHALLENGE  
 
Cocky
3-5
Sebastian
3-1
Red Raider
2-1
Ms Wuf
7-2
Sparty
5-1
Truman the Tiger
8-1
YouDee
10-1
Wilma Wildcat
15-1
Mike the Tiger
15-1
Cam the Ram
20-1
Bucky the Badger
25-1
Wolfie Jr
50-1
The Duck
50-1
Cosmo
100,000-1
Testudo
100,000-1
Scarlett Knight
1,000,000-1