GREENWOOD, IN - Defiance College was crowed champion of the inaugural HCAC Helmet Bracket this afternoon. The DC helmet earned the title after voting took place on the HCAC social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter the past few weeks.
The final voting tally saw Defiance garner an incredible 35,688 votes (60%), holding off rival Bluffton's 23,048 votes (39%).
The championship match-up voting generated nearly 59,000 votes and over 91,000 page views in a four day period.
The entire bracket contest totaled over 83,000 votes and 151,000 page views during the two week voting windows, proving that HCAC fans are some of the most passionate fans in NCAA Division III.
The HCAC football preseason coaches' poll will be released on Wednesday, August 7 with the 2013 season kicking off the weekend of September 7.