Joe Pinkos’ Weekly Game Forecast for Week 15 (FHSAA Playoffs – Round #4)

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 (West Palm Beach) over Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 4A- Cocoa over Bolles (Jacksonville)
Class 5A- American Heritage (Plantation) over West Florida Tech (Pensacola)
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 4 (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 (State Semifinals)
North
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 10 over Seminole (Sanford)

South
Southridge (Miami) 10 over Deerfield Beach

CLASS 7A (State Semifinals)
North
Plant (Tampa) 11 over Robert E. Lee (Jacksonville)

South
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) 4 over Venice

CLASS 6A (State Semifinals)
North
Navarre 1 over Lake Gibson (Lakeland)

South
Carol City (Miami) 21 over Charlotte (Punta Gorda)

CLASS 5A (State Semifinals)
North
Clay (Green Cove Springs) 3 over Ponte Vedra

South
American Heritage (Plantation) 6 over Jesuit (Tampa)

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
138-30, 82.1%