Joe Pinkos’ Game Forecasts – Week #16 (5A-8A championship games)
Joe Pinkos’ Power Ratings are calculated by a formula based on strength of opposition and margin of victory with greater weight given to recent games. The forecasted margin of victory for each game is determined by subtracting the power rating of the lower-rated team from the power rating of its higher-rated opponent.
Friday, December 12, 2014
CLASS 5A (State Final)
American Heritage (Plantation) 4 over Godby (Tallahassee)
CLASS 7A (State Final)
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) 21 over Osceola (Kissimmee)
Saturday, December 13, 2014
CLASS 6A (State Final)
Armwood (Seffner) 1 over Miami Central
CLASS 8A (State Final)
Apopka 7 over Columbus (Miami)
Last Week 8-4
Playoffs 146-32, 82.0%
Season 2,337-548, 81.0%
Joe Pinkos’ pre-playoff forecast topped all published picks by correctly selecting 13 of the 16 state finalists among the eight classifications. For yet another season, Joe Pinkos’ playoff game forecasts also topped all other statewide forecasts for accuracy.