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College Football Name of the Year: The First Round

Does Equanimeous St. Brown stand a chance against the Lion Kings and Squally Canadas of the world? Help us decide by picking your favorite 32 names!

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Well folks, I’d like to congratulate our Play-In Game winners Rowdy Frederick, Manly Williams, Finesse Middleton, and Big Cat Bryant for each winning about 23 of the ~300 votes cast earlier this week and earning 16 seeds in this great initiative.

Their fantastic reward?

Advancing to the first round of the College Football Name of the Year Tournament (CFBNoTYT) and having to face the likes of 1 seeds Racey McMath, Squally Canada, Divine Deablo, and Lion King, respectively.

Poinsettia Bowl - BYU v Wyoming Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

So that you can all get into the real reason you’re reading this and get voting, I will leave you by just saying: please enjoy this first round of matchups and please share this with your friends, family, coworkers, and any strangers you see out and about — the more votes we get, the better, folks.

**VOTING FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF MATCHUPS ENDS ON SUNDAY, 8/27 AT 7PM**

The Barkevious Mingo Region

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 80%
    1 Lion King (DL, Eastern Michigan)
    (317 votes)
  • 19%
    16 Big Cat Bryant (BUCK, Auburn)
    (78 votes)
395 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 70%
    8 Bearooz Yacoobi (C, Purdue)
    (278 votes)
  • 29%
    9 McDerby Ceneus (WR, Rutgers)
    (116 votes)
394 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 60%
    4 Bayle Wolf (LB, Army)
    (236 votes)
  • 39%
    13 Mac Loudermilk (P, Central Florida)
    (154 votes)
390 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 63%
    5 Dee Liner (DL, Arkansas State)
    (247 votes)
  • 36%
    12 Martavius Mims (FS, Western Kentucky)
    (141 votes)
388 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 65%
    6 Bull Barge (LB, South Alabama)
    (251 votes)
  • 34%
    11 Dixie Wooten III (OL, Houston)
    (130 votes)
381 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 58%
    3 Ceejhay French-Love (TE, Arizona State)
    (220 votes)
  • 41%
    14 Sir Calvin Wallace (DT, South Alabama)
    (159 votes)
379 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 40%
    7 Dqmarcus Shaw (OL, East Carolina)
    (149 votes)
  • 59%
    10 Doroland Dorceus (RB, Memphis)
    (218 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 64%
    2 Q’ Drennan (WR, New Mexico)
    (237 votes)
  • 35%
    15 Crisjohn Roscoe (WR, Appalachian State)
    (130 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now

The Yourhighness Moore Region

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 66%
    1 Divine Deablo (WR, Virginia Tech)
    (239 votes)
  • 33%
    16 Finesse Middleton (DE, South Alabama)
    (120 votes)
359 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 57%
    8 Quaide Weimerskirch (FB, Georgia Tech)
    (223 votes)
  • 42%
    9 Quest Truxton (WR, San Diego State)
    (168 votes)
391 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 73%
    4 Brodarious Hamm (OL, Auburn)
    (258 votes)
  • 26%
    13 Bishop Louie (WR, Tulsa)
    (94 votes)
352 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 86%
    5 Thunder Keck (OLB, Stanford)
    (299 votes)
  • 13%
    12 Don’Yeh Patterson (WR, Hawaii)
    (47 votes)
346 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 63%
    6 Jamshyer McUmber (S, Old Dominion)
    (215 votes)
  • 36%
    11 Quardraiz Wadley (RB, UTEP)
    (124 votes)
339 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 71%
    3 Chaz Ah You (DB, BYU)
    (297 votes)
  • 28%
    14 Joey Magnifico (TE, Memphis)
    (121 votes)
418 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 76%
    7 Royal Silver (DL, Minnesota)
    (260 votes)
  • 23%
    10 K’Rojhn Calbert (OT, Tennessee)
    (81 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 63%
    2 Rojesterman Farris II (DB, Hawaii)
    (214 votes)
  • 36%
    15 Johnathon Boring (G, Troy)
    (125 votes)
339 votes total Vote Now

The D’Brickashaw Ferguson Region

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 83%
    1 Squally Canada (RB, BYU)
    (351 votes)
  • 16%
    16 Manly Williams (DL, Hawaii)
    (67 votes)
418 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 69%
    8 My-King Johnson (DE, Arizona)
    (236 votes)
  • 30%
    9 Rico Tolefree (LB, San Jose State)
    (103 votes)
339 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 59%
    4 Lil’Jordan Humphrey (WR, Texas)
    (198 votes)
  • 40%
    13 Gerhard de Beer (OT, Arizona)
    (137 votes)
335 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 29%
    5 Milord Juste (DL, Florida International)
    (95 votes)
  • 70%
    12 Joquarius Savage (OL, Louisiana Monroe)
    (232 votes)
327 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 50%
    6 Fundrail Quimbley (WR, Middle Tennessee State)
    (164 votes)
  • 49%
    11 Whop Philyor (WR, Indiana)
    (162 votes)
326 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 49%
    3 Sincere David (DT, Ole Miss)
    (158 votes)
  • 50%
    14 Sam Walkingstick (LS, Oklahoma State)
    (159 votes)
317 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 92%
    7 Equanimeous St. Brown (WR, Notre Dame)
    (336 votes)
  • 7%
    10 Trequerrios Wadley (S, Louisiana Monroe)
    (29 votes)
365 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 55%
    2 Naquez Pringle (DT, Kentucky)
    (177 votes)
  • 44%
    15 Blessman Ta’ala (DL, Hawaii)
    (141 votes)
318 votes total Vote Now

The Immaculate Perfection Harris Region

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 70%
    1 Racey McMath (WR, LSU)
    (219 votes)
  • 29%
    16 Rowdy Frederick (G, Tulsa)
    (92 votes)
311 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 65%
    8 Kingjames Taylor (OL, Hawaii)
    (200 votes)
  • 34%
    9 Sage Doxtater (OT, New Mexico State)
    (104 votes)
304 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 43%
    4 Quondarius Qualls (LB, West Virginia)
    (135 votes)
  • 56%
    13 Jet Toner (P, Stanford)
    (172 votes)
307 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 38%
    5 Cru Birdyshaw (OT, Southern Miss)
    (116 votes)
  • 61%
    12 Eddie McDoom (WR, Michigan)
    (186 votes)
302 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 60%
    6 Zoauntarrious Brunt (DB, Colorado State)
    (184 votes)
  • 39%
    11 Boosie Whitlow (DL, Louisville)
    (122 votes)
306 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 84%
    3 Poutasi Poutasi (OL, California)
    (258 votes)
  • 15%
    14 Vosean Crumbie (DB, Nevada)
    (46 votes)
304 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

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  • 52%
    7 Diocemy Saint Juste (RB, Hawaii)
    (156 votes)
  • 47%
    10 Maverick Wolfley (TE/FB, Akron)
    (142 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which Name Is Best?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    2 Dicaprio Bootle (DB, Nebraska)
    (106 votes)
  • 72%
    15 Handsome Tanielu (DT, BYU)
    (277 votes)
383 votes total Vote Now