Honestly, I was expecting Derpy to win (even though she didn't make it to the final round, she still got the largest number of votes overall, which is pretty impressive) and while I was rooting for Applejack, I thought she might not be able to beat Twilight in the finale, so I'm all the happier that she won.
@Background Pony #AE12 believe it or not, 5th-7th would have been 5. Princess Luna 6. Princess Celestia 7. Rarity But voters either fucked up on the verification answers, or worse, left the answers blank.
By a margin of 56.3% to 43.7%, 281 to 218, you have selected Derpy Hooves as the third place winner! As an added bonus, Derpy is the winner of a consolation prize: among all seven rounds of the Tournament, Derpy has amassed more votes than all other candidates over the collective seven rounds, a total of 2405 votes.