Joe Pinkos’ 2017 Weekly Game Forecast: Playoffs – Fourth 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 were forecast for the 2017 Florida Football Finals before the postseason began:

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 4

CLASS 8A (State Semifinals)
North
Wekiva 7 over Dr. Phillips (Orlando)

South
Miami High 6 over Atlantic (Delray Beach)

CLASS 7A (State Semifinals)
North
Bartram Trail (St. Johns) 3 over Plant (Tampa)

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

CLASS 6A (State Semifinals)
North
Armwood (Seffner) 3 over St. Augustine

South
Miami Northwestern 11 over Naples

CLASS 5A (State Semifinals)
North
West Florida Tech (Pensacola) 3 over Baker County (Glen St. Mary)

South
American Heritage (Plantation) 6 over Immokalee

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
140-28, 83.3%