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Class 7A playoff point averages & projected seeds after Week 9

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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.

For Class 7A, 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 Region Avg
Columbia 7-1 46.00
Robert E. Lee 6-1 41.71
Buchholz 6-2 41.25
Edgewater 8-0 39.25
Oakleaf 4-4 39.13
Lincoln 6-2 38.88
Fletcher 6-2 38.00
Chiles 4-4 37.00
First Coast 4-4 36.50
Bartram Trail 5-3 35.25
Ocoee 4-4 35.00
Fleming Island 4-4 35.00
Atlantic Coast 2-6 34.00
Creekside 4-4 34.00
Lake Minneola 4-4 34.00
Hagerty 5-3 33.63
East Ridge 2-6 33.13
Leon 2-6 32.63
Lake Howell 2-6 30.88
West Port 2-7 30.00

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Columbia (7A-2)
No. 2 Buchholz (7A-3)
No. 3 Edgewater (7A-4)
No. 4 Lincoln (7A-1)

Wildcards

No. 5 Robert E. Lee
No. 6 Oakleaf
No. 7 Fletcher
No. 8 Chiles

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Chiles at No. 1 Columbia
No. 5 Robert E. Lee at No. 4 Edgewater
No. 6 Oakleaf at No. 3 Lincoln
No. 7 Fletcher at No. 2 Buchholz

QUICK THOUGHTS: Both Columbia and Lincoln have clinched their districts so far, so both are guaranteed a top-four seed in their region when the playoffs start. Buchholz and Edgewater have critical games this week that could shake up the seeding if they lose to Bartram Trail and Hagerty respectively. As for now, the top eight remains the same except Chiles slides in at the No. 8 seed after getting some critical wins coupled with a Bartram Trail loss last week, but First Coast and Bartram Trail both remain alive for a playoff berth depending on what happens the next two weeks.

REGION 2

Team Region Avg
Lakeland 9-0 41.44
Viera 5-3 40.38
Plant 7-1 39.88
Harmony 8-1 39.11
Lake Nona 6-2 38.75
Winter Haven 4-4 37.88
Kathleen 5-3 37.63
Sickles 6-3 37.44
Wiregrass Ranch 6-2 37.38
Gaither 5-3 36.50
Liberty (Kissimmee) 6-2 36.50
Melbourne 4-4 33.63
Martin County 3-5 33.13
East River 4-4 33.00
St. Cloud 2-6 32.13
Freedom (Tampa) 3-6 31.89
South Fork 2-6 30.88
Wharton 1-8 29.78
Bartow 0-8 29.75
Windermere 1-6 29.57
Celebration 2-7 29.11
Leto 0-8 28.00

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Lakeland (7A-5)
No. 2 Viera (7A-6)
No. 3 Plant (7A-8)
No. 4 Harmony (7A-5)

Wildcards
No. 5 Lake Nona
No. 6 Winter Haven
No. 7 Kathleen
No. 8 Sickles

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Winter Haven at No. 1 Lakeland
No. 5 Sickles at No. 4 Harmony
No. 6 Lake Nona at No. 3 Viera
No. 7 Wiregrass Ranch at No. 2 Plant

QUICK THOUGHTS: Some big shifts here as Viera moves up to the No. 2 seed this week while Plant slides back to the No. 3 seed. Other notable shifts include Lake Nona moving up to the No. 5 seed, Winter Haven moving up from No. 8 to No. 6, Kathleen coming into the No. 7 seed while Sickles falls back to the No. 8 seed. However, Wiregrass Ranch, Gaither and Liberty all remain alive in the playoff hunt as well and the next two weeks will be critical to see if any of them can slide in over another team in the wildcard group.

REGION 3

Team Region Avg
Venice 7-1 41.88
Tampa Bay Tech 7-1 40.88
Braden River 6-2 40.88
Pinellas Park 8-0 40.00
Plant City 8-1 39.67
Bloomingdale 7-1 39.50
Riverdale 9-0 39.11
Palmetto 6-2 38.13
East Lake 4-4 37.75
St. Petersburg 5-3 37.50
Countryside 5-3 36.88
Gulf Coast 3-5 35.63
East Bay 5-4 34.89
Durant 3-5 34.63
South Fort Myers 1-7 33.13
North Port 3-5 32.00
Lennard 1-7 30.50
Sarasota 1-7 30.25
Strawberry Crest 1-7 29.25
Seminole (Seminole) 1-7 29.25
Lakewood Ranch 0-8 27.75

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 Venice (7A-11)
No. 2 Pinellas Park (7A-10)
No. 3 Plant City (7A-9)
No. 4 Riverdale (7A-12)

Wildcards

No. 5 Tampa Bay Tech
No. 6 Braden River
No. 7 Bloomingdale
No. 8 Palmetto

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Gulf Coast at No. 1 Venice
No. 5 Braden River at No. 4 Riverdale
No. 6 Tampa Bay Tech at No. 3 Bloomingdale
No. 7 Plant City at No. 2 Pinellas Park

QUICK THOUGHTS: Pinellas Park and Riverdale remain the only two teams to have clinched their districts so far, but Venice and Plant City could join the list if they win on Friday night. However, in regard to Plant City, if they lose to Tampa Bay Tech, things could be an issue as that would force a three-way tiebreaker for District 7A-9. As such, a lot of things are still very much in play for the region with two weeks to go. Palmetto does slip in right now at the No. 8 seed, but East Lake, St. Petersburg and Countryside all still have a chance for a seed right now.

REGION 4

Team Record Avg
St. Thomas Aquinas 7-1 44.50
Dwyer 8-1 44.56
McArthur 8-0 38.75
Fort Lauderdale 6-2 38.50
Doral Academy 7-2 38.00
Palm Beach Lakes 5-3 37.75
Forest Hill 7-1 37.38
Miami Springs 6-2 37.13
Mater Academy 5-3 36.13
West Broward 5-3 35.88
Olympic Heights 4-4 35.88
South Miami 6-2 34.88
Blanche Ely 1-7 34.13
Cooper City 3-5 34.00
Reagan 3-5 32.00
Royal Palm Beach 0-8 31.88
Goleman 3-5 31.75
West Boca Raton 2-6 32.13
Nova 3-6 31.33
South Broward 1-8 30.33
Hollywood Hills 2-6 30.00
Miami Sunset 2-6 29.50
Westland Hialeah 1-7 26.38
Mourning 0-8 25.13

 

PROJECTED SEEDS

District Champions

No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas (7A-14)
No. 2 Dwyer (7A-13)
No. 3 McArthur (7A-15)
No. 4 Doral Academy (7A-16)

Wildcards

No. 5 Fort Lauderdale
No. 6 Palm Beach Lakes
No. 7 Forest Hill
No. 8 Miami Springs

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Palm Beach Lakes at No. 1 St. Thomas Aquinas
No. 5 Fort Lauderdale at No. 4 McArthur
No. 6 at No. 3 Doral Academy
No. 7 Mater Academy at No. 2 Dwyer

QUICK THOUGHTS: With three of the four districts decided in this region, all things lay on St. Thomas Aquinas to close things out this week with a district win over Blanche Ely to lock down the top four spots in this region. However, there are some shifts here with Miami Springs falling from the No. 5 seed to the No. 8 seed, while Forest Hill is right back in things jumping into the No. 7 seed. Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Lakes hold the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds respectively. Mater Academy, West Broward, Olympic Heights and South Miami all still have a chance depending on results over the next two weeks.







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