CFL March Madness: Round of 64 Recap

The first round of the CFL March Madness is complete and the pool is cut in half. If you missed it, here are the important things to know:


  • Regions: Quarterbacks, Canadians, Offence (including kickers), Defence.
  • Players’ seeding: Based on players’ statistics from 2010 CFL season until the end of the 2019 CFL season (July 1, 2010–November 24, 2019).
  • Background colours: Based on the team the player played the most games with from July 1, 2010–November 24, 2019.


  • Twitter:  @nik_kowalski polls. NOTE: Only poll votes count, not replies or like.
  • Facebook: Let’s Talk CFL Facebook group polls created by Nik Kowalski. NOTE: Only poll votes count, not comments or likes.
  • Final vote count determines which player advances.

Round of 64 Recap:

  • 7 lower seeds advanced to the Round of 32:
    (9) Anthony Calvillo over (8) Travis Lulay,
    (10) Zach Collaros over (7) Trevor Harris,
    (9) Chris Getzlaf over (8) Ricky Foley,
    (9) Nik Lewis over (8) Brandon Whitaker,
    (11) Stanley Bryant Jr. over (6) Greg Ellingson,
    (10) Fred Stamps over (7) Adarius Bowman,
    (9) Jovon Johnson over (8) J.C. Sherritt.
  • (11) Stanley Bryant Jr. is the highest seed remaining.
  • The closest matchup was (6) Darian Durant over (11) Matt Nichols, with Durant receiving 51.5% of votes.
  • Only two 1 seeds received more than 90% of their matchup’s votes. (1) S.J. Green only received 56% of the vote over (16) Justin Medlock.
  • The most lopsided win was (3) Henry Burris over (14) Drew Tate, with Burris getting 98% of votes.
  • 5 of the 8 advancing quarterbacks are retired (Anthony Calvillo, Kevin Glenn, Ricky Ray, Darian Durant, and Henry Burris).
  • 13 of the 32 advancing players are retired.
  • Bo Levi Mitchell received the most votes in the Round of 64 (217).
  • Only Justin Capicciotti (5), Jonathon Jennings (3), and Drew Tate (2) received single-digit votes.
  • The remaining 32 players are made up of the following positions: 8 quarterbacks, 3 running backs, 10 receivers, 2 offensive linemen, 3 defensive linemen, 5 linebackers, and 1 defensive back

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