Joe Pinkos’ 2017 Weekly Game Forecast: Playoffs – Third Round

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

The following match-ups and results are forecast for the 2017 Florida Football Finals:

Class 1A – Madison County over Baker
Class 2A – Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) over University Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 3A – Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) over Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach)
Class 4A – Cocoa over Raines (Jacksonville)
Class 5A – American Heritage (Plantation) over West Florida Tech (Pensacola)
Class 6A – Northwestern (Miami) over Armwood (Seffner)
Class 7A – Venice over Viera
Class 8A – Vero Beach over Deerfield Beach

2017 PLAYOFF FORECAST-Week 3

CLASS 8A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
Winter Park 1 over Wekiva

Region 2
Riverview (Sarasota) 7 over Dr. Phillips

Region 3
Western 8 over Atlantic (Delray Beach)

Region 4
Columbus 7 over Miami High

CLASS 7A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
Bartram Trail (St. Johns) 17 over Fleming Island (Orange Park)

Region 2
Plant 4 over Lakeland

Region 3
Venice 4 over Tampa Bay Tech

Region 4
St. Thomas Aquinas 27 over Doral Academy

CLASS 6A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
St. Augustine 7 over Crestview

Region 2
Armwood (Seffner) 10 over Vanguard (Ocala)

Region 3
Fort Myers 7 over Naples

Region 4
Northwestern 6 over Carol City

CLASS 5A (Regional Finals)

Region 1
West Florida Tech (Pensacola) 1 over Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)

Region 2
Baker County (Glen St. Mary) 7 over Clay (Green Cove Springs)

Region 3
Immokalee 13 over Lakewood

Region 4
American Heritage (Plantation) 6 over Cardinal Gibbons

CLASS 4A (State Semifinals)

North
Raines (Jacksonville) 27 over Bradford (Starke)

South
Cocoa 20 over University School

CLASS 3A (State Semifinals)

North
Oxbridge Academy 24 over Florida High

South
Chaminade-Madonna 13 over Clearwater Central Catholic

CLASS 2A (State Semifinals)

North
University Christian (Jacksonville) 1 over Victory Christian (Lakeland)

South
Champagnat Catholic 19 over Cambridge Christian

CLASS 1A (State Semifinals)

North
Baker 1 over Blountstown

South
Madison County 20 over Pahokee

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
122-22, 84.7%