The first week of votes are in—it’s time to see who’s moved on to Round 2 of our Teen BFF Madness.
The biggest winners of the week were (somewhat unsurprisingly?) the Scoobies and the Golden Trio. Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Buffy, Willow and Xander beat out Degrassi: The Next Generation’s Emma and Manny with 91.74% of the vote while Harry Potter’s Harry, Hermoine and Ron triumphed with 91.6% of the vote against Clarissa Explains It All’s Clarissa and Sam.
Other big winners of the week were Anne of Green Gables’ Anne and Diana with 87.30% over The Serpent King’s Dill, Lydia and Travis; and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Bee, Carmen, Lena and Tibby with 84.99% I’ll Meet You There’s Skylar, Dylan and Chris; and The Outsiders’ Ponyboy and Johnny with 81.29% over The Secret Circle’s Cassie and Diana.
Let’s give these BFFs a round of applause as they exit the tournament:
In the closest race of the week, Saved’s Mary, Cassandra and Roland beat The Vampire Diaries’ Elena, Bonnie and Caroline 52.67% to 47.33%. Too soon, amirite?
Here’s where the main bracket stands now:
(1) Gansey/Ronan/Adam/Noah/Blue (The Raven Cycle) vs. (8) Cory/Shawn (Boy Meets World)
(2) Cher/Dionne (Clueless) vs. (7) Macy/Kristy (The Truth About Forever)
(3) Rory/Lane (Gilmore Girls) vs. (11) Taylor/Raffy (Jellicoe Road)
(4) Matt/Landry (Friday Night Lights) vs. (5) Will/Tiny (Will Grayson, Will Grayson)
(1) Harry/Hermione/Ron (Harry Potter) vs. (9) Daria/Jane (Daria)
(2) Anne/Diana (Anne of Green Gables) vs. (7) Liz/Maria (Roswell)
(3) Ryan/Seth (The O.C.) vs. (6) Merlin/Arthur (Merlin)
(4) Veronica/Wallace (Veronica Mars) vs. (5) Damian/Janis (Mean Girls)
(1) Buffy/Willow/Xander (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) vs. (9) Alec/Jace (The Mortal Instruments/Shadowhunters)
(2) Blair/Serena (Gossip Girl) vs. (10) Mia/Lilly (The Princess Diaries)
(3) Bee/Carmen/Lena/Tibby (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) vs. (6) Jen/Jack (Dawson's Creek)
(4) Betty/Veronica (Archie/Riverdale) vs. (5) Aria/Emily/Hanna/Spencer (Pretty Little Liars)
(16) Simon/Penny (Carry On) vs. (8) Ferris/Cameron (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
(2) Maddie/Queenie (Code Name Verity) vs. (7) Karou/Zuzana (Daughter of Smoke & Bone)
(3) Sam/Neal/Bill (Freaks and Geeks) vs. (6) Ponyboy/Johnny (The Outsiders)
(13) Mary/Cassanda/Roland (Saved!) vs. (5) Angela/Rayann/Rickie (My So-Called Life)
Before the voting began, we opened our bracket challenge to you, our cherished readers and YA experts, and members of FYA HQ. The reader award for highest number of accurate first-round picks goes to Lindsey R., followed closely by Emily B. and Dani S.
And the FYA HQ leaderboard stands like so:
How’s your bracket fairing? Have any of your faves lost already (she asks, assuming the answer is yes)? Head to the comments to discuss!