Who else is better qualified to hand out some hardware than the fans who actually watch the games?
The 3rd Annual CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year Fan Vote is back, and we have the top players in the country who played for mid-major programs. We have thrown the names into a hat (literally), and picked them out one-by-one to assemble four “regions”.
A few things have changed for this year, including the size of the field and the bracket structure.
This year, the field will include 96 of the best players in the country who play outside of the power conferences. So, that means 96 players from 96 different programs will be looking for your vote to become the College Court Report Player of the Year.
Each ‘region’ will have 24 players in it. Eight players will receive a first-round bye, and are players who we consider to be among the nation’s elite.
Also, each ‘region’ will be named after a player who was injured during the season and would have been included in the field if not for their injuries.
Note, the players in this Fan Vote are either a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Transfer. For the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote, please click here.
Players in the contest have played in at least 70% of their team’s games by the time the field is released (February 23rd, 2017).
As stated above, 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 Player of the Year.
The rules are simple. Each round will be one week in length, starting with the first round on February 27th. (Full schedule below).
Voting has changes a bit from last year. Fans can vote using the following methods:
- Online Polls – 1 vote per day
- Twitter Polls (Tuesdays Only)
- Each Tuesday, a poll on Twitter will be generated for each match-up for 12 hours, allowing fans to cast an extra vote.
- Facebook Photos
- At the start of each round, an album will be created on the College Court Report page with photos of each player still remaining. Each LIKE of a respective player’s photo will count as one vote.
Voting will open at 12:01am EST on the Monday of the week, and close at approx. 6pm 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
Second Round: Mar. 6 – 12
Round of 32: Mar. 13 – 19
Sweet 16: Mar. 20 – 26
Elite 8: Mar. 27 – Apr. 2
Final 4: Apr. 3 – 9
Championship: April 10 – 16