‘The Explorer’ is out of the running for best NCAA mascot, and our Associate Editor (a female who knows nothing about sports) is taking it pretty hard because she really liked his costume. Onward and upward though -- it's Championship time!

Both races in the last round were almost too close to call, but we have our final two. Voting ends Monday, April 15 at 12pm EST. Fans can vote once an hour from now until noon on the 15th, so vote early and often to help your favorite mascot become a champion.

'Great Dane' of Albany Vs. 'Monte' of Montana

Getty Images