Today is the final day to vote in Capital One’s “National Mascot of the Year” competition. The winner will be announced New Year’s Day during the “Capital One Bowl” in Orlando. As of this morning, more than 4.5 million votes have been cast in the competition with “Brutus Buckeye” showing the most momentum. The “National Mascot of the Year” will be selected based on a combination of the online popular vote (50%) and an expert panel of judges’ previous rankings (50%), which were used to select the 12 members of the Capital One “All-America Mascot Team.” Judging criteria included fan interaction, demonstration of good sportsmanship and community service. In the event of a tie, the judges will cast a final vote for the one mascot among those tied that best embodies the spirit of the competition. For more information visit or to vote visit: http://www.capitalonebowl.com.