2016 Lehigh Valley Lunacy: The Sweet Sixteen
March 14th, 2016 posted by Jason Stershic
From 64 down to 16…
It’s time to find out who’s going to continue on past the Second Round.
And as you’ll see… Only two “lower” seeds have made it this far.
The top four seeds all moved into the Sweet Sixteen convincingly. And both matchups #1 Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. #4 Lehigh Valley IronPigs and #2 Lehigh Valley Zoo vs. #3 State Theatre Center for the Arts promises to be very close.
This is the second region in the bracket to have all top four seeds move into the Sweet Sixteen. As for the remaining matchups #1 Celtic Classic vs. #4 Musikfest is a rematch from last year’s Elite Eight, now only one will get that far.
The other matchup is much more intriguing. #2 Lehigh Valley Beer Week vs. #3 Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Vino in the Valley. Why is it more intriguing than a rematch? It’s Wine vs. Beer, period.
Half of this region stayed the course of the high seeds moving on, so we’ll see #1 Historic Hotel Bethlehem vs. #4 Bear Creek Mountain Resort. However, #3 Glasbern will be taking on #10 Hyatt Place Bethlehem, the lone Cinderella as the lowest seed still surviving this year.
In a similar fashion to the Stay region, Eat does have a #1 vs. #4 matchup with #1 Allentown Brew Works vs. #4 Apollo Grill a battle of Allentown vs. Bethlehem, but it also has another lower seed in #6 Social Still going up against #2 The Bayou.
So there it is.
The field of sixteen is set and now it’s your turn. With only eight matchups this time around, we have implemented a requirement for e-mail to prevent spamming, so only one vote per e-mail moving forward.
Schedule of Rounds
Round One: March 1 – 7 Round Two: March 8 – 13
- Sweet Sixteen: March 14 – 17
- Elite Eight: March 18 – 21
- Final Four: March 22 – 24
- Championship: March 25 – 27
- Winner Announced: March 29