Joe Pinkos’ 2017 FHSAA Football State Championships Game Forecast

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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.  Teams in The Prep Zone’s coverage area are in bold.

Note: 7 of our 8 pre-playoff selections to claim state championships stand as favorites in the finals. The following match-ups 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 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FORECASTS

Thursday, December 7, 2017

CLASS 1A
Madison County 21 over Blountstown

CLASS 4A
Cocoa 10 over Raines (Jacksonville)

Friday, December 8, 2017

CLASS 2A
Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah) 14 over University Christian (Jacksonville)

CLASS 5A
American Heritage (Plantation) 14 over Baker County (Glen St. Mary)

CLASS 6A
Miami Northwestern 1 over Armwood (Seffner)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

CLASS 3A
Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood) 10 over Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach)

CLASS 7A
Venice 3 over Bartram Trail (St. Johns)

CLASS 8A
Dr. Phillips (Orlando) 7 over Atlantic (Delray Beach)

FHSAA Playoffs Forecast Record
145-31, 82.4%