Notre Dame leads 'NCAA 14' cover vote

Will we see Manti Te'o on the cover of "NCAA Football 14"? Brian Spurlock/US Presswire

If a school is represented in “NCAA Football 14,” then that team has a chance to be featured on the game’s cover. That’s the basis of the “NCAA 14” cover vote, as the preliminary rounds are all about deciding what school will be represented on the cover. What that means, exactly, is anyone’s guess at this point, as EA Sports hasn’t revealed its plans on whether we’ll see a player, a mascot, or maybe both appear on the front of the box.

But when it comes to the early voting returns, it’s about what you might expect, with Notre Dame leading all schools, and Oregon, LSU, Ohio State, and Texas A&M in hot pursuit of No. 1.

Thirty-two schools will advance to Round 2, and there is still plenty of time for fans of bubble teams to vote, as teams such as USC, South Carolina and Boise State are all fewer than 500 votes away from moving into the top 32.

Here’s how the official results stack up so far:

1. Notre Dame

2. Oregon

3. LSU

4. Ohio State

5. Texas A&M

6. Nebraska

7. Michigan

8. Kansas State

9. Stanford

10. Penn State

11. Florida State

12. West Virginia

13. Florida

14. Kentucky

15. Clemson

16. Wisconsin

17. Alabama

18. TCU

19. Miami

20. Utah

21. Georgia

22. Oklahoma

23. Missouri

24. Oregon State

25. Georgia Tech

26. Arkansas

27. Iowa

28. Texas

29. Tennessee

30. Navy

31. BYU

32. Army

Don’t like how the schools are stacking up? Head to the official “NCAA 14” Facebook page and cast your vote before the official list of 32 schools advancing is announced during halftime of Monday night’s Discover BCS National Championship on Facebook.