Joe Pinkos’ Weekly Game Forecast for Week 16 (FHSAA Football Finals)

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 were forecast for the 2016 Florida Football Finals prior to the start of the postseason:
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 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FORECASTS

Thursday, December 8

CLASS 1A
Pahokee 9 over Baker

CLASS 4A
Cocoa 3 over Bolles (Jacksonville)

Friday, December 9

CLASS 2A
Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) 5 over University Christian (Jacksonville)

CLASS 5A
American Heritage (Plantation) 13 over Ponte Vedra

CLASS 7A
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) 8 over Plant (Tampa)

Saturday, December 10

CLASS 3A
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 1 over Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood)

CLASS 6A
Miami Carol City 19 over Lake Gibson (Lakeland)

CLASS 8A
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 2 over Miami Southridge

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
144-32, 81.8%