Joe Pinkos’ Weekly Game Forecast for Week 14 (FHSAA Playoffs – Round #3)

joepinkosgameforecastJoe 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.

Game forecasts are sorted by classification/conference of favorite and listed alphabetically. The underdog’s classification/conference is noted for inter-classification/inter-conference games. Teams in The Prep Zone’s coverage area are in bold.

The following match-ups and results are forecast for the 2016 Florida Football Finals:
Class 1A- Madison County over Baker
Class 2A- University Christian (Jacksonville) over Cambridge Christian (Tampa)
Class 3A- Oxbridge Academy over Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 4A- Cocoa over Bolles (Jacksonville)
Class 5A- American Heritage (Plantation) over West Florida Tech
Class 6A- Mainland (Daytona Beach) over Lake Gibson (Lakeland)
Class 7A- St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) over Plant (Tampa)
Class 8A- Vero Beach over Deerfield Beach

2016 PLAYOFFS FORECAST- Week 3 (Includes AP state rankings)

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.

CLASS 8A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
#4 Seminole (Sanford) 3 over Winter Park

Region 2
#3 Vero Beach 6 over Dr. Phillips (Orlando)

Region 3
#8 Deerfield Beach 24 over Atlantic (Delray Beach)

Region 4
#7 Southridge (Miami) 1 over #10 Coral Gables

CLASS 7A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
#10 Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville) 17 over Bartram Trail (St. Johns)

Region 2
#2 Plant (Tampa) 21 over #8 Viera

Region 3
#3 Venice 20 over East Lake (Tarpon Springs)

Region 4
#1 St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) 39 over Mater Academy (Hialeah Gardens)

CLASS 6A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
Navarre 9 over St. Augustine

Region 2
#5 Lake Gibson (Lakeland) 6 over #8 Vanguard (Ocala)

Region 3
#7 Charlotte (Punta Gorda) 10 over Fort Myers

Region 4
#1 Mainland (Daytona Beach) 3 over #6 Carol City (Miami)

CLASS 5A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
#7 Rickards (Tallahassee) 1 over #3 Ponte Vedra

Region 2
Clay (Green Cove Springs) 11 over River Ridge (New Port Richey)

Region 3
#2 Jesuit (Tampa) 10 over Immokalee

Region 4
#1 American Heritage (Plantation) 14 over #5 Bishop Moore (Orlando)

CLASS 4A (State Semifinals)

North
#2 Bolles (Jacksonville) 7 over #5 South Sumter (Bushnell)

South
#1 Cocoa 5 over #3 Booker T. Washington (Miami)

CLASS 3A (State Semifinals)

North
#2 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 21 over Berkeley Prep (Tampa)

South
Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) 3 over #4 Melbourne Central Catholic

CLASS 2A (State Semifinals)

North
#4 University Christian (Jacksonville) 17 over #2 Victory Christian (Lakeland)

South
#5 Northside Christian (St. Petersburg) 4 over #3 Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah)

CLASS 1A (State Semifinals)

North
Blountstown 5 over Baker

South
#1 Madison County 10 over #2 Pahokee

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
120-24, 83.3%