And now there is the Fantastic Four.
We started with all 777 college football helmets and now sit a week away from the National Championship matchup.
Will it be the Gallaudet Bison or Kennesaw State Owls?
The Bison bring a bronze helmet with a charging bison over a blue capital G and U against the bright yellow lid of the Owls emblazoned with an interlocking K and S. No birds in sight!
The winner of the match faces either the Central Michigan Chippewas or the San Diego State Aztecs.
The Chipps ride a maroon hat with a rushing Italian block C against the artistic Aztec bright red helmet embossed by the Aztec calendar in a careful black design.
Who wins is up to you, the voters.
The Aztecs brought in about 70 more votes in Round 4 than the Bison.
The low vote? Central Michigan, about 200 fewer tallies than Kennesaw State.
Doing the math, it looks like a Bison/Aztec Championship. Will the Owls or Chipps break the odds?
Four three of the four matches, advancement was possible for any of the six teams. With just a couple hours left, less than a couple dozen votes separated Georgia State and Kennesaw State, College of Idaho (!) and San Diego State, and Central Michigan and Wayne State.
As noon Central crept closer, the Owls sneaked ahead, the Coyotes could not keep pace, and Wayne State ran out of steam.
Congratulations to the Owls, Coyotes, Army Black Knights, and Warriors for a great Helmet Bowl I showing. See you next year!