The first round of TallyMadness is in its closing hours.
The outcome of some matchups is starting to look clear, but there’s still more than a dozen where the outcome won’t be decided until the game clock hits triple zeros.
Currently, the tightest game in round one is 8-seed Chris Moya of Dean Mead vs. 9-seed Scott Ross of Capital City Consulting. Fewer than a dozen votes separated the pair on Saturday afternoon.
Similarly, No. 4 Fred Karlinsky of Greenberg Traurig is in a tough battle against Lori Killinger, a 13-seed out of Lewis Longman & Walker. This pairing has been one of the most explosive of the first round — every day has brought a lead change, and Saturday is no different.
Though Karlinsky is currently in the lead, there’s no telling who will be on top come Sunday at midnight. Just like some of the better moments in March Madness, this one could come down to who gets the final possession.
Overall, it looks like the underdogs are in great shape. The lower seeded lobbyists leads in 11 of the 32 first round matchups.
Here’s the full breakdown of where the matches stand: