The CIS top professional prospect award

In an effort to promote the connection between the CIS and CFL, the UFRC has proposed to the CIS the establishment of The CIS Top Canadian Pro Prospect award.

This is the draft proposal, presented to the CIS sports information directors and marketing committee.

The CIS Top Canadian Pro Prospect

i.) In conjunction with the CFL, it is the intent of the UFRC to create an annual award given to the player deemed as the top non-import professional prospect who is playing at a CIS school.

CANDIDATES:
The candidates must:
a.) Play at a CIS school in the current season.
b.) Be a player who is eligible for the CFL Draft in the following spring.
c.) Be in good academic standing at his institution.

VOTING:
i.) Eligible voters:
a.) Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
b.) Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.
c.) Preference for the national or at large voter will be done in consultation with the CFL head office.

ii.) Ballots:
First round voting:
a.) A voting panel for each conference shall submit their choices of their Top Five pro-prospects from each conference, no later than the completion of week four of the conference’s season.
b.) The voting day will be the Tuesday following the completion of week four in each conference.
c.) The composition of the voting panel for the first round shall be as follows:

Canada West; 1 UFRC voter from Canada West, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

OUA; 1 UFRC voter from Ontario, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

QUFL; 1 UFRC voter from Quebec, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

AUS; 1 UFRC voter from Atlantic Canada, 2 voters who are player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams, one at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the final position, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

Second Round voting:
a.) A national voting panel shall select the top five CIS professional prospects from the 20 players selected from the first round of voting.
b.) The second round of voting will start on the Tuesday after the final regular season game played in the CIS.
c.) The composition of the voting panel shall be:

Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the final position, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

Final Round voting:
a.) A national voting panel shall select the winner of the CIS professional prospect award from the five finalists selected from the second round of voting.
b.) The final round of voting will start on the Tuesday after the final first round playoff game played in the CIS.
c.) The composition of the voting panel shall be:

o Four player personnel coordinators or general mangers of CFL teams.
o Four members of the executive of the UFRC, representing each conference and one national or at large voter.

d.) In the case of a tie vote for the first position, there shall be a run-off vote between the top vote getters. If a tie remains after a run-off vote, the CFL’s Scouting Bureau’s most recent ranking shall serve as the tie-breaker.

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