It's fall, and with it, high school football games, cooler weather, Halloween and another rite of passage: Homecoming. For the first-ever PopCrush Homecoming Court, we've staged some epic battles for the titles of King and Queen. In Round 1 for the battle of King, we're thinking One Direction's Niall Horan or the Wanted's Nathan Sykes are pop music royalty and therefore, each is equally suited for a seat on the court!

Niall, with his boyish looks and shock of white blond hair, belongs on the court not because he is the sole member of 1D without tattoos, but because he's equally sweet and goofy. His Irish accent also makes him sound prim and proper, like royalty! With a new 1D album on the horizon, Niall and his band are about to rule the pop roost again, so why not vote for Mr. Horan?

Then there is Nathan. Newly minted as Ariana Grande's boyfriend, the singer, who had to have throat surgery this year, rebounded quickly and was back in action. He's adorbs, and with his British accent, he also gives off a stately air. The Wanted are also in the middle of promoting 'We Own the Night,' easily their best track since 'Glad You Came.' His high-wattage romance with Grande --the next Jelena?-- and his resilience also gives him court-worthy status.

Which of these two fine young gents do you want to see on the 2013 PopCrush Homecoming Court? You can vote once an hour in Round 1, until the polls close at 3PM ET on Oct. 23.