Who else is better suited to hand out some hardware than the fans who actually watch the games?
The 4th Annual CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote is back, and we have assembled 64 of the top freshmen in the country who played for programs outside of the power conferences. We have thrown the names into a hat (literally), and picked them out one-by-one to assemble four “regions” of 16 players each.
We went through each and every team’s roster to decide who would be in the field. Note: redshirt freshmen are still eligible for the fan vote.
The field and bracket will be released Tuesday, February 20th on Twitter throughout the day.
There is only one (1) representative from any given school in the vote.
As each round passes, players will go head-to-head in an online vote to ultimately determine who is the top freshman in the land.
The rules are simple. Each round will be one week in length, starting with the first round on February 26th. (Full schedule below).
Voting methods have changed a bit from last season. Fans can use the following methods to cast a vote for their favourite player(s):
- Online Polls – 1 vote per day
- Facebook Photos
- At the start of each round, an album will be created on the College Court Report Facebook page with a photo of each player still active in the challenge. A LIKE on the photo will count as one vote for that player.
Voting will open at approx. 12:00am EST on the Monday of the week for the online polls, and roughly 6:00pm EST for the photos on Facebook. All voting will close at approx. 8pm EST on the Sunday at the end of the week. This allows for accurate vote tabulation and for the set up of the next round.
In the Finals, we hide percentages in the online polls to create a bit of suspense, but will release updates throughout to show who is leading at that time.
Round of 64: Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 – CLOSED!!!
Round of 32: Mar. 5 – 11 – CLOSED!!!
Sweet 16: Mar. 12 – 18 – CLOSED!!!
Elite Eight: Mar. 19 – 25
Final Four: Mar. 26 – Apr. 1
Championship: Apr. 2 – 8
East Region (Bracket)
Cameron Krutwig (Loyola (IL)) v. Jacoby Ross (Alabama State)
West Region (Bracket)
Trip Day (North Florida) v. Zach Norvell Jr. (Gonzaga)
South Region (Bracket)
Ja Morant (Murray State) v. Jalen Sanders (Northern Colorado)
North Region (Bracket)
Taylor Funk (Saint Joseph’s) v. Colbey Ross (Pepperdine)