2004 JOE PINKOS' PLAYOFF FORECAST: WEEK 3

So far, Joe Pinkos has proven that he is on par with the best when it comes to picking the winners and losers in the state football playoffs. Here are Joe's Week 3 selections. Things are getting mighty interesting.

All game forecasts below appear in bracket order. Each listing shows favored team, favorite's power rating in parentheses, underdog, power rating of underdog in parentheses, and forecasted margin of victory.

Joe Pinkos' Power Ratings are computed by a formula based on strength of opposition and margin of victory. To determine the forecasted margin of victory between any two teams, simply figure the difference in the respective power ratings.

CLASS 6A (Regional Finals)
Region 1

Edgewater (80.0) over Apopka (79.5) by 1

Region 2
Ely (87.3) over Palm Beach Lakes (83.5) by 4

Region 3
Carol City (85.2) over Miami Central (79.3) by 6

Region 4
Killian (87.9) over Hialeah Miami Lakes (84.5) by 3

CLASS 5A (Regional Finals)
Region 1

Mainland (83.8) over Spruce Creek (81.3) by 3

Region 2
Lakeland (92.6) over Hillsborough (88.4) by 4

Region 3
Sarasota (87.1) over Sarasota Riverview (86.5) by 1

Region 4
St. Thomas Aquinas (82.3) over William T. Dwyer (81.7) by 1

CLASS 4A (Regional Finals)
Region 1

Pensacola (83.2) over Fort Walton Beach (78.8) by 4

Region 2
Lake Gibson (86.7) over East Ridge (82.8) by 4

Region 3
Armwood (104.5) over Middleton (69.5) by 35

Region 4
Booker T. Washington (93.1) over Merritt Island (82.7) by 10

CLASS 3A (Regional Finals)
Region 1

Bolles (94.9) over Andrew Jackson (68.4) by 27

Region 2
Nease (91.1) over St. Augustine (70.6) by 21

Region 3
Jefferson (87.8) over Jesuit (72.7) by 15

Region 4
Monsignor Pace (85.3) over Glades Central (83.9) by 1

CLASS 2A (State Semifinals)
North

Madison County (85.7) over Bradford (72.2) by 14

South
Chaminade (92.3) over Immokalee (85.1) by 7

CLASS 2B (State Semifinals)
North

Union County (70.0) over Pensacola Catholic (48.6) by 21

South
Pahokee (75.4) over St. Petersburg Catholic (72.0) by 3

CLASS 1A (Regional Finals)
Region 1 (Rural)

Blountstown (72.0) over Vernon (55.6) by 16

Region 2 (Urban)
North Florida Christian (70.5) over Trinity Christian (63.1) by 7

Region 3
Fort Meade (72.5) over Evangel Christian (66.9) by 6

Region 4
Glades Day (68.0) over King's Academy (61.0) by 7

Playoff Forecast Record: 117-26, 81.8%

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