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Uniform Madness: No. 5 Maryland yellow jersey vs.No. 12 Virginia Tech orange helmets

Oregon Bracket: Maryland and Virginia Tech each with their second bid

Staying in the Oregon Bracket of 2012 Uniform Madness we have a match-up between two schools placing their second uniform in to the mix.

Yellow jerseys? That's a paddlin'.

Maryland and Virginia Tech are the only schools to get two uniforms in to this year’s tournament. First we had Maryland with their state pride uniforms getting the top-overall seed. Virginia Tech’s 2010 Pro Combat also made the tournament with a 14-seed in the Wyoming Bracket. This sets up the potential for an all Terps or all-Hokies championship should the fans vote that way.

Maryland receives a five seed for their all-yellow uniforms. Hopefully by now you know how the committee feels when it comes to yellow jerseys. Needless to say, Maryland violates the rule. Had they gone with an al-yellow uniform then there is a strong chance that Maryland would have received two number one seeds. Thankfully we have them in black pants here, saving them from a most dubious distinction.

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As for the Hokies, who receive a 12 seed in the Oregon Bracket to go along with their 14-seed in the Wyoming Bracket, the major violation here is the orange helmet.

The Hokies broke out these orange helmets in the 2011 Orange Bowl, and Stanford was kind enough to punish Virginia Tech accordingly. Virginia Tech wearing orange helmets is not necessarily a major violation, but doing so for the Orange Bowl just comes off a little cooky. At a glance Virginia Tech looked like the Cleveland Browns from afar.

So, which uniform was the worst? Cast your vote below and send one of these get-ups to the second round. Voting will continue through Thursday night, with polls closing at 11 p.m. EST

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Kevin McGuire
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