Joe Pinkos’ 2018 FHSAA State Championships Forecast

joepinkosgameforecastThe following match-ups and results were forecast for the 2018 Florida Football Finals before the postseason began:

Class 1A– Madison County over Baker
Class 2A– University Christian (Jacksonville) over Admiral Farragut
Class 3A– Chaminade-Madonna over King’s Academy
Class 4A– Raines (Jacksonville) over University School
Class 5A– Rockledge over Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
Class 6A– Carol City over Vanguard (Ocala)
Class 7A– St. Thomas Aquinas over Lakeland
Class 8A– Wekiva over Deerfield Beach

JOE PINKOS’ POWER RATINGS

Florida High School Football

2018 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FORECASTS

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CLASS 1A
Madison County 17 over Baker

CLASS 4A
Cocoa 3 over Raines (Jacksonville)

Friday, December 7, 2018

CLASS 2A
North Florida Christian 7 over Champagnat Catholic

CLASS 5A
Cardinal Gibbons 13 over North Marion (Citra)

CLASS 7A
St. Thomas Aquinas 7 over Lakeland

Saturday, December 8, 2018

CLASS 3A
Chaminade-Madonna 24 over King’s Academy

CLASS 6A
Armwood 7 over Northwestern

CLASS 8A
Columbus 1 over Mandarin (Jacksonville)

Forecast Record
FHSAA Playoffs 164-44, 78.8%
Last Eleven Weeks 1,612-274, 85.5%
Entire Season 2,442-482, 83.5%