GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With seven weeks of the 2019 season already in the books, the FHSAA has released its first RPI rankings for football that will determine the playoff brackets coming up in just a few weeks.

As such this update provides the entire state a glimpse of what the potential playoff matchups could be looking like in early November, but remember things change, even with four weeks to go.

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

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For Class 1A, you will find a breakdown of RPI rankings 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

School W/L RPI WP OWP OOWP
Baker 6-0 0.708 1.000 0.533 0.572
Freeport 6-1 0.642 0.857 0.462 0.602
Vernon 5-1 0.636 0.833 0.481 0.588
Northview 4-2 0.593 0.667 0.617 0.481
Graceville 4-2 0.536 0.667 0.394 0.549
Holmes County 2-4 0.486 0.333 0.689 0.427
Jay 2-4 0.460 0.333 0.578 0.472
Cottondale 2-4 0.440 0.333 0.522 0.470
Chipley 0-6 0.381 0.000 0.706 0.448

PROJECTED SEEDS

Top 6

No. 1 Baker
No. 2 Freeport
No. 3 Vernon
No. 4 Northview
No. 5 Graceville
No. 6 Holmes County

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Baker – BYE
No. 5 Graceville at No. 4 Northview
No. 6 Holmes County at No. 3 Vernon
No. 2 Freeport – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: No surprise here that Baker is holding the top seed in the region at the moment. However, Freeport has been a nice surprise this year and is currently in the top half of the region along with Vernon. Some good playoff football will come from this region if things hold.

REGION 2

School W/L RPI WP OWP OOWP
Blountstown 6-0 0.661 1.000 0.439 0.524
Sneads 6-0 0.628 1.000 0.344 0.524
Taylor County 4-3 0.519 0.571 0.467 0.518
Port St. Joe 3-4 0.470 0.429 0.519 0.461
Bozeman 3-4 0.465 0.429 0.476 0.493
Franklin County 2-4 0.394 0.333 0.378 0.483
Jefferson County 1-6 0.393 0.143 0.567 0.482
Liberty County 1-5 0.363 0.167 0.511 0.419
Wewahitchka 2-5 0.346 0.286 0.314 0.452

PROJECTED SEEDS

Top 6

No. 1 Blountstown
No. 2 Sneads
No. 3 Taylor County
No. 4 Port St. Joe
No. 5 Bozeman
No. 6 Franklin County

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Blountstown – BYE
No. 5 Bozeman at No. 4 Port St. Joe
No. 6 Franklin County at No. 3 Taylor County
No. 2 Sneads – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Not many surprises here except that Port St. Joe is struggling this season and is on the verge between being at home for the first round of the playoffs and being on the road. Really to be honest I feel the No. 3 to No. 6 seeds are still pretty much up in the air.

REGION 3

School W/L RPI WP OWP OOWP
Lafayette 7-0 0.682 1.000 0.457 0.572
Dixie County 6-1 0.671 0.857 0.610 0.527
Madison County 5-2 0.637 0.714 0.676 0.503
Hilliard 3-3 0.492 0.500 0.500 0.472
Branford 3-4 0.463 0.429 0.448 0.520
Union County 3-4 0.455 0.429 0.438 0.506
Bell 2-5 0.441 0.286 0.593 0.445
Fort White 2-4 0.416 0.333 0.439 0.485
Hamilton County 0-7 0.287 0.000 0.438 0.445

PROJECTED SEEDS

Top 6

No. 1 Lafayette
No. 2 Dixie County
No. 3 Madison County
No. 4 Hilliard
No. 5 Branford
No. 6 Union County

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Lafayette – BYE
No. 5 Branford at No. 4 Hilliard
No. 6 Union County at No. 3 Madison County
No. 2 Dixie County – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Most are going to flip out that Madison County isn’t the No. 1 seed… JUST STOP THERE… first Madison County still got a part of the schedule with teams that will help coming up over the next couple of weeks. The other thing to keep in mind is that Rickards and Jefferson County have both struggled this season and they are not helping Madison County’s Opponents Win Percentage right this moment. I do expect things to change in the region and that none of the seeds are truly settled.

REGION 4

School W/L RPI WP OWP OOWP
Newberry 6-1 0.625 0.857 0.464 0.542
Hawthorne 4-2 0.565 0.667 0.494 0.527
Trenton 3-3 0.562 0.500 0.661 0.517
Chiefland 3-4 0.508 0.429 0.605 0.486
Crescent City 2-3 0.507 0.400 0.620 0.500
Wildwood 3-3 0.490 0.500 0.414 0.569
Pahokee 1-4 0.455 0.200 0.677 0.494
Bronson 4-3 0.426 0.571 0.281 0.426
Williston 1-5 0.394 0.167 0.567 0.456
Fort Meade 1-6 0.374 0.143 0.533 0.458

PROJECTED SEEDS

Top 6

No. 1 Newberry
No. 2 Hawthorne
No. 3 Trenton
No. 4 Chiefland
No. 5 Cresent City
No. 6 Wildwood

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Newberry – BYE
No. 5 Crescent City at No. 4 Chiefland
No. 6 Wildwood at No. 3 Trenton
No. 2 Hawthorne – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: No Pahokee here… they are the seventh team in the rankings and that is no surprise given how much they have struggled this season. Newberry has been a pleasant surprise this season so far. However, expect things to move around over the next few weeks in this region.