PHOTO CREDIT: FHSAA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nine weeks of football is complete and the FHSAA has updated the playoff point averages for all teams in all classifications.

As such with this latest update, the playoff picture is starting to become much clearer with just two weeks of games left.

In Classes 5A-8A, district record was taken into consideration except on certain exceptions which are noted.

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For Class 5A, you will find a breakdown of point averages for each team in every region and a projected seeding (including tiebreakers) based upon the guidelines as published by the FHSAA (click here to view), as well as quick thoughts about each region.

NOTE: Teams in RED have clinched their district championship

REGION 1

Team Record Avg
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) 9-0 44.22
Godby 8-0 42.88
Wakulla 6-2 39.75
West Florida 3-2 39.40
Bolles 6-2 39.38
Mosley 6-2 38.13
Ribault 4-4 37.50
Ponte Vedra 6-2 36.88
Suwannee 5-3 36.00
Pensacola 4-3 35.29
Arnold 4-2 34.00
Rickards 2-6 33.88
Terry Parker 2-6 32.75
Bishop Kenny 4-4 32.75
Westside 0-8 32.25
Bay 1-5 32.00
Stanton 2-6 31.88
Yulee 2-6 31.13
Paxon 2-6 29.25

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions
No. 1 Trinity Christian (5A-4)
No. 2 Godby (5A-2)
No. 3 Ribault (5A-3)
No. 4 Pensacola (5A-1)

Wildcards
No. 5 Wakulla
No. 6 West Florida
No. 7 Bolles
No. 8 Mosley

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Mosley at No. 1 Trinity Christian (Jacksonville)
No. 5 Wakulla at No. 4 Pensacola
No. 6 West Florida at No. 3 Ribault
No. 7 Bolles at No. 2 Godby

QUICK THOUGHTS: Some shifts here this week with seeding at Mosley dropped a critical game with Pensacola that will have to be dealt with in a special situation in District 5A-1 with the FHSAA as some district games are unlikely to be made up at this point. However, Both Trinity Christian and Godby are playoff locks and are guaranteed a top-four seed. Right now, the teams that are on the outside looking in, but have a shot still include Ponte Vedra and Suwannee. The next two weeks will be critical for all the teams as they work for playoff positioning in this region.

REGION 2

Team Record Avg
Zephyrhills 8-0 40.25
North Marion 6-2 39.25
Nature Coast 6-1 38.43
Crystal River 7-2 37.78
Baker County 6-2 37.13
Hernando 7-2 36.89
Eastside 6-2 36.88
Menendez 6-2 36.63
Orange Park 6-2 35.25
River Ridge 5-3 35.13
Palatka 3-5 34.38
Wesley Chapel 5-4 33.56
Ridgeview 4-5 33.00
Citrus 3-5 32.38
Weeki Wachee 3-5 32.38
Clay 2-6 32.13
Fivay 3-5 31.38
Lecanto 2-5 31.14
Anclote 1-6 29.86
Belleview 0-7 28.14
Hudson 2-6 28.00
Central (Brooksville) 0-9 27.78
Gulf 1-7 26.38

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Zephyrhills (5A-8)
No. 2 North Marion (5A-6)
No. 3 Nature Coast (5A-7)
No. 4 Baker County (5A-5)

Wildcards
No. 5 Crystal River
No. 6 Hernando
No. 7 Eastside
No. 8 Menendez

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Menendez at No. 1 Zephyrhills
No. 5 Crystal River at No. 4 Baker County
No. 6 Hernando at No. 3 Nature Coast
No. 7 Eastside at No. 2 North Marion

QUICK THOUGHTS: Zephyrhills and North Marion remain the top two seeds in the region right now and both have locked their playoff spot in with district championships, while Baker County also locked in a spot last week with a win over Clay. District 5A-7 is the only that remains to be seen, but Nature Coast could lock that up with a win over Hernando this week. With Menendez’s loss to Ridgeview last week, it dropped them from the No. 6 seed to the No. 8 seed with Eastside rising up to the No. 7 seed and Hernando to the No. 6 seed. Teams like Orange Park and River Ridge still have a chance depending on what the next two weeks bring.

REGION 3

Team Record Avg
Hardee 8-0 41.25
Jesuit 7-1 41.00
Booker 4-4 36.88
Dunbar 4-4 36.75
Jefferson 5-4 36.44
Tarpon Springs 5-3 36.00
Immokalee 4-5 35.89
DeSoto County 6-2 35.50
Lakewood 3-5 35.38
Southeast 4-4 34.88
Cypress Lake 4-4 34.38
Robinson 4-4 33.00
Lemon Bay 1-7 32.50
Gibbs 1-8 32.33
Mariner 4-4 32.13
Bayshore 3-5 30.75
Lely 1-7 30.38
Clewiston 1-7 29.88
Middleton 3-5 29.75
Spoto 3-6 29.56
Dunedin 0-8 27.75

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Hardee (5A-11)
No. 2 Jesuit (5A-10)
No. 3 Dunbar (5A-12)
No. 4 Tarpon Springs (5A-9)

Wildcards

No. 5 Booker
No. 6 Jefferson
No. 7 Immokalee
No. 8 DeSoto County

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 DeSoto County at No. 1 Hardee
No. 5 Booker at No. 4 Tarpon Springs
No. 6 Jefferson at No. 3 Dunbar
No. 7 Immokalee at No. 2 Jesuit

QUICK THOUGHTS: Things are still a mess in this region this week, however, Gibbs is no longer a district champion after forfeiting games including a district win over Tarpon Springs. However, along with Jesuit, Dunbar has secured their playoff berth by clinching their district last week. But there is a lot of shifts here with DeSoto County falling to the No. 8 seed while Booker and Jefferson rise to the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds respectively. Immokalee still hangs on with the No. 7 seed. However, things could still be in play for teams like Lakewood, Southeast and Cypress Lake who’s point averages are not totally far from DeSoto County’s average.

REGION 4

Team Record Avg
Rockledge 7-1 44.13
Jones 7-1 43.25
Cardinal Gibbons 6-2 41.88
American Heritage (Plantation) 6-2 41.50
Bishop Moore 5-3 39.38
Merritt Island 4-4 38.13
Space Coast 5-3 37.63
Palm Bay 4-5 37.22
Hallandale 4-4 36.75
Coconut Creek 5-3 36.25
Fort Pierce Westwood 5-3 36.13
Miami Jackson 4-4 35.25
Eustis 4-4 33.88
Suncoast 3-6 32.11
Tavares 3-5 32.00
Stranahan 1-7 30.63
Port St. Lucie 4-5 30.44
Titusville 0-8 29.88
Pompano Beach 0-8 23.88

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Rockledge (5A-14)
No. 2 Jones (5A-13)
No. 3 Cardinal Gibbons (5A-16)
No. 4 Fort Pierce Westwood (5A-15)

Wildcards

No. 5 American Heritage (Plantation)
No. 6 Bishop Moore
No. 7 Merritt Island
No. 8 Space Coast

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Merritt Island at No. 1 Rockledge
No. 5 Cardinal Gibbons at No. 4 Fort Pierce Westwood
No. 6 Space Coast at No. 3 American Heritage (Plantation)
No. 7 Coconut Creek at No. 2 Jones

QUICK THOUGHTS: Nothing changes with the top eight seeds here except the order of seeds No. 6 through No. 8 with Space Coast falling from the No. 6 to the No. 8 seed while Bishop Moore rises up to the No. 6 seed with Merritt Island at the No. 7 seed. All the district champion spots are locked in for this region, the first of any of the Class 5A through Class 8A regions to do so. Teams that still have a chance to get into the playoffs include Hallandale, Palm Bay, and Coconut Creek depending on what the next two weeks of results bring.