Can Peyton Hillis pull 'Madden' upset?

In the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament, Cleveland Browns tailback Peyton Hillis is trying to put together a run similar to Virginia Commonwealth's basketball team.

Hillis, a No. 10 seed coming off a breakout season, is close to pulling off a huge upset against popular Atlanta Falcons quarterback and No. 2 seed Matt Ryan. As of Thursday, Hillis led Ryan by fewer than 1,000 votes. You can cast your votes here before the second-round ballots close this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers receiver and No. 2 seed Hines Ward also is facing No. 7 seed Patrick Willis of the San Francisco 49ers. The winners will advance to the Elite Eight and will be announced next week.