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Rank
Mascot
Mascot
Meter Rank
1.
Cocky
63
My highest power rating is 65. Last week Cocky was at 62 and my power ratings favored him for a 65-35% win over Testudo. Cocky outdid himself again winning 79-21% and moved up another point in the power ratings to 63, getting closer to the magical 65 level. He’s a perfect 10-0 this year and has a strong chance for a perfect season.
2.
Red Raider
54
Raider Red lost the opener vs YouDee but had 49.1% of the vote that week. After barely beating Cam the Ram in Wk 2, Raider Red now comes off his 9th consecutive win and it seems like the margin gets bigger each week which means the Texas Tech faithful that vote are gaining strength. Last week my power ratings called for him to win by 31% over Cosmo and that’s exactly what he did with a 65-35 finish. Raider Red won’t face Cocky in the regular season, but likely will in the playoffs and that’s a matchup I’m looking forward to.
3.
Ms Wuf
51
Ms Wuf has 2 losses this year and they were to Cocky (#1) and Sebastian (#5) and both were close. Last week Ms Wuf took on #5 Sparty and won an expected close battle, 51.5-48.5%. With Sebastian the Ibis losing, Ms Wuf moves into the #3 spot and is a legitimate contender for the title with Cocky only getting 52.3% of the vote vs her in Wk 3.
4.
Cam the Ram
50
Cam began the season low in my power ratings and despite the Colorado St team having a 3-7 record so far, Cam continues to climb the charts this week. Two weeks ago Cam knocked off a strong Wilma Wildcat 55-45% and last week upset Sebastian 51-49%. Cam now has wins over The Duck, Sparty and Bucky in recent weeks and has climbed all the way up to the #4 spot and is the biggest climber in the mascot rankings.
5.
Sebastian

49
Sebastian’s string of close contests continues as he lost by 3% to Cam the Ram this week which dropped him from #3 to a tie for #5 with Truman the Tiger. Sebastian is one of the most recognizable mascots and still has a solid 7-3 record and will be a dangerous foe for whomever faces him in the playoffs. Out of Sebastian’s 7 wins, none have been by more than 53.0% of the vote.
5.
Truman Tiger

49
Turman the Tiger almost knocked off Cocky two weeks ago and last week my power ratings had him a 7% favorite over Bucky and he delivered a 55-45% win. Truman moves up to 7-3 but his wins have all been vs mascots that have losing records. At 7-3, Truman has a great shot at making the playoffs.
7.
Sparty
48
Sparty was #6 last week and dropped 1 spot with a close loss to #3 Ms Wuf, brining his record down to 6-4. Remember, Sparty was in my top 5 at the beginning of the year and has 2 crucial battles remaining. He is a slight underdog this week vs Truman the Tiger and then will be a large underdog the final week vs Cocky and will likely have to pull off one upset just to make the playoffs.
8.
Wilma Wildcat
47
Wilma has 5 losses this year and as I keep pointing out, they’ve all been vs top 7 mascots. Last week Wilma had a crucial battle vs Wolfie Jr and dominated him 61-39%. Right now, Wilma at 5-5 is not in the top half but should get an easy win over Cosmo this week and will be fighting for her playoff life vs the strong Raider Red in the final week of the season. She looks like one of the top 8 mascots.
9.
YouDee
46
At the start of the year, YouDee would have been a large underdog in his final 2 matches vs The Duck and Mike the Tiger but those 2 mascots have been under achieving this year with each going 3-7 so far. YouDee at 6-4 is currently in the playoffs and should he take care of business vs the two well-known mascots in the final 2 weeks, YouDee will indeed make the playoffs this year. Last week YouDee whipped winless Scarlet Knight 61-39%.
10.
Mike the Tiger

45
Playoff chances are almost gone for Mike the Tiger and last week he lost to The Duck 69-31% to drop to 3-7. It would be nice if Tiger Nation rose up and he had a fine finish to the mascot challenge as it looks like he’ll be on the outside looking in for the playoffs
10.
The Duck
45
I had the Duck in my top 5 mascots at the start of the year but surprisingly he came into last week just 2-7, perhaps making a late season charge, he knocked off Mike the Tiger last week and could have a strong finish to the season.
12.

Wolfie Jr

39
Wolfie Jr remains mathematically alive for the playoffs at 4-6 but suffered a key defeat last week in their loss to Wilma by a  62-38% margin. Wolfie must battle Cocky this week and will be a large underdog before facing Testudo in the season finale
13.
Bucky
39
Bucky lost a key game to Truman the Tiger last week, 55-45% and it’s very surprising to me that Bucky has basically been eliminated from playoff contention at 2-8. Hopefully Badger fans will rise up over the final two weeks and send him out on a winning note. Wisconsin is headed to the Big Ten Title game but it sure looks like Bucky will not be headed to the Mascot Challenge Title game.
14.
Cosmo
33
Cosmo won a couple of games heading into last week but was blown out by Raider Red 65-35%. Cosmo faces 2 likely playoff mascots in Wilma Wildcat and Cam the Ram in the final 2 games and could use a feel good win before the end of the season
15.
Testudo
31
Testudo was whipped by Cocky last week 79-21%. My power ratings were only calling for a 30 point win. It has not been a kind year for Terp followers especially with their QB’s going down to injury. He does have a chance to beat fellow conference mascot Sebastian the Ibis this week and finish the season on a solid note.
16.
Scarlet Knight
25
This is interesting to me as Scarlet Knight right now is winless and naturally is mathematically eliminated and should also be a large dog to Cam the Ram and Sebastian the Ibis. The big question is will he finish the season winless or snag one win in the final two games?
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