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College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results

For the third week in a row, Carson Williams used a strong push on Facebook to propel him into the next round of the Freshman of the Year fan vote.

CALGARY, Alta. — Welcome to March Madness, folks.

While the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament proved to be anticlimactic for the majority, the Round of 32 provided the fireworks that fans were looking for. There are a few surprises in the Sweet 16 (South CarolinaMichigan), and then there are the usual suspects (Kentucky, North Carolina, Gonzaga).

The season has ended for the majority of teams on the hardwood, but there’s plenty to be excited about around the country.

Teams, fans, and players alike are all on the campaign trail, raising support for their respective players in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote.

What started with 64 of the top freshmen from smaller programs had been trimmed down to 16 players at the start of the week. Following a week of campaigning on Facebook and Twitter, the results are in for the past seven days,

A total of 27,050 votes were cast through Facebook, Twitter, and the online polls. There were several marquee match-ups this past week, meaning the brackets bid adieu to some big time players.

In one particular pairing, the difference was a mere 51 votes, and it all came down to social media votes.

Here are this past week’s results. Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results

College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian is out in full force to support their freshman, and Jalone Friday is one of the early front-runners in this year’s challenge.

CALGARY, Alta. — The post-season is in full swing across the NCAA.

All four post-season brackets have been released, and there are several big games on tap for this week, starting as early as Monday night with the opener in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Our Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year Fan Voted awards are also in full swing. Round Two in both votes concluded Sunday night, and the Third Round begins on March 13th.

Over the last seven days, last week’s victors in the Freshman of the Year Fan Vote were back at it, looking to garner more support to advance to the next round. Several of last week’s front-runners continued to roll, while the contest said goodbye to one of the top vote-getters after going up against last week’s top vote-getter.

In total, 22,932 votes were cast between the online polls, Twitter, and Facebook over the past seven days.

Below, you can find the results for the 16 match-ups from this past week. Continue reading College Court Report Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Second Round Results

Fan Vote Tabs College Court Report Mid-Major Freshman of the Year

Abilene Christian's Jaylen Franklin had the lead in the finals heading into the weekend, but saw it dwindle down to just a 0.06% cushion with five hours to go in the finals. Was he able to hold on for the title? (Source: ACU Sports)
Abilene Christian’s Jaylen Franklin had the lead in the finals heading into the weekend, but saw it dwindle down to just a 0.06% cushion with five hours to go in the finals. Was he able to hold on for the title? (Source: ACU Sports)

Back at the end of February, 64 of the best freshmen in the country were put into an NCAA Tournament-style bracket to determine who was the top player in the nation during the 2015-16 season.

Two things made this unique. All of the players were from mid-major schools, and the winner would be determined solely by fan votes. We felt that giving control to the people who watch the games on a consistent basis.

Over the course of the challenge, over 350,000 votes were cast in the Player of the Year Fan Vote, including over 90,000 in the final round alone. The contest was down to two of the nation’s most talented guards, as Jaylen Franklin went head-to-head with Fletcher Magee.

Franklin was a steady force right out of the gate, as fans and coaches alike from Abilene Christian got behind their star freshman. As the weeks progressed, fans of Franklin increased their social media presence, making him a force in terms of both voting methods.

As for Fletcher, he was a force in terms of social media votes over the course of the entire challenge. Week after week, the #CCRFreshmanFanVote was trending in Spartanburg, as the community was behind him from the start.

In the end, only one player could come on top and take home the hardware as the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year.

After six weeks of voting, the winner of the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year Fan Vote is… Continue reading Fan Vote Tabs College Court Report Mid-Major Freshman of the Year

CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Final Four Results

Wofford's Fletcher Magee has used a heavy social media presence to get him into the Final Four, but will it be enough to send him into the championship pairing? (Source: Wofford Athletics)
Wofford’s Fletcher Magee has used a heavy social media presence to get him into the Final Four, but will it be enough to send him into the championship pairing? (Source: Wofford Athletics)

Who else is better qualified to hand out some college basketball hardware than the fans who watch the games on a regular basis?

Nobody.

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.

More and more schools have joined the campaign trails as the contest has picked up steam. In total, a combined 70,096 votes were cast in the Final Four through the online polls and the use of #CCRFreshmanFanVote on Twitter.

Four of the nation’s top freshmen went head-to-head in a pair of showdowns to determine the finals. All four came from smaller schools with loyal fan bases, and all of them were looking to push their player to the championship!

Take a scroll down to see who’s off to the finals.

You can vote for the Championship match here! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Final Four Results

CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Elite 8 Results

Abilene Christian's Jaylen Franklin has cruised into the Final Four of the 2nd annual CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote. (Source: ACU Sports)
Abilene Christian’s Jaylen Franklin has cruised into the Final Four of the 2nd annual CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote. (Source: ACU Sports)

Who else is better qualified to hand out some college basketball hardware than the fans who watch the games on a regular basis?

Nobody.

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.

More and more schools have joined the campaign trails as the contest has picked up steam. In total, a combined 72,074 votes were cast in the Elite 8 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 the Final Four here! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Elite 8 Results

CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results

Thanks to a large push through Twitter, Wofford's Fletcher Magee was the top vote-getter in the Sweet 16, and looks to be rolling at just the right time. (Source: Wofford Athletics)
Thanks to a large push through Twitter, Wofford’s Fletcher Magee was the top vote-getter in the Sweet 16, and looks to be rolling at just the right time. (Source: Wofford Athletics)

Who else is better qualified to hand out some college basketball hardware than the fans who watch the games on a regular basis?

Nobody.

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.

More and more schools have joined the campaign trails as the contest has picked up steam. In total, a combined 55,451 votes were cast in the Sweet 16 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 the Elite 8 here! Continue reading CCR Mid-Major Freshman of the Year Fan Vote: Sweet 16 Results