Who else is better qualified to hand out some college basketball hardware than the fans who watch the games on a regular basis?
The 2nd Annual CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote got under way on February 29th, and the votes started to roll in right from the outset. Schools got behind their talented freshmen, trying to propel their players to the top of the contest.
Some schools emerged as early front-runners, while others picked up steam as the week moved onwards. In total, a combined 23,762 votes were cast in the first round through the online polls and Twitter.
Below, you can see who moved on, and the percentage of votes they received in each of their respective match-ups.
You can vote for Round Two here!
Ed Polite, Jr. (50.4%) def. Marcel Pettway (49.6%)
Brian Parker (57.87%) def. Nick Mayo (42.13%)
Jordan Davis (53.21%) def. Deion Holmes (46.79%)
Nico Clareth (77.97%) def. Derrick Griffin (22.03%)
John Konchar (55.01%) def. KJ Feagin (44.99%)
Eli Pepper (51.41%) def. Matt Rafferty (48.59%)
Fletcher Magee (79.94%) def. Francis Alonso (20.06%)
Ernie Duncan (55.54%) def. Jordon Varnado (44.46%)
Geno Crandall (81.98%) def. Ishmael Lane (18.02%)
Mike Daum (84.88%) def. Nick Garth (15.12%)
CJ Massinburg (50.54%) def. Dylan Smith (49.46%)
Joe Rosga (68.1%) def. Chris Clemons (31.9%)
Jaylen Franklin (66.42%) def. Derick Newton (33.58%)
Armel Potter (55.72%) def. Evan Boudreaux (44.28%)
Carlos Anderson (77.23%) def. Elijah Minnie (22.77%)
Obediah Church (67.98%) def. Michael Warren (32.02%)
Michael Oguine (55.04%) def. Austin Nehls (44.96%)
Joe Cremo (68.07%) def. Josh Perkins (31.93%)
Jarrell Brantley (64.91%) def. Markis McDuffie (35.09%)
Khalil Ahmad (79.37%) def. Kyle Foreman (20.63%)
Matt Morgan (81.78%) def. Wyatt Walker (18.22%)
Antwon Portley (60.3%) def. Otis Livingston II (39.7%)
James Thompson IV (50.27%) def. Joseph Chartouny (49.73%)
Tyler Hall (67.96%) def. Corey Johnson (32.04%)
Tookie Brown (88.32%) def. Isaac White (11.68%)
Jon Davis (74.48%) def. Micah Seaborn (25.52%)
Nick Emery (56.31%) def. Mike Holloway (43.69%)
Ronshad Shabazz (76.45%) def. Antonio Green (23.55%)
Rob Edwards (50.98%) def. Joe Sherburne (49.02%)
Marcus Evans (65.58%) def. Delante Jones (34.12%)
C.J. Bryce (54.66%) def. Steve McElvene (45.34%)
Devin Morgan, Jr. (85.88%) def. Dikembe Dixson (14.12%)