Who else is better suited to hand out some hardware than the fans who actually watch the games?
The 3rd 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 live on Periscope on Thursday, February 23rd.
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 27th. (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
- Twitter Polls (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Each Tuesday and Thursday, a poll will be created for each match-up for 12 hours, allowing fans to cast an extra vote each week.
- 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 12:01am EST on the Monday of the week, and 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.
First Round: Feb. 27 – Mar. 5
Round of 32: Mar. 6 – 12
Sweet 16: Mar. 13 – 19
Elite 8: Mar. 20 – 26
Final 4: Mar. 27 – Apr. 2
Championship: Apr. 3 – 9