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Four weeks are in the books for the 2021 Florida high school football season and the FHSAA has released their first look at the RPI rankings as we head into Week 5 of the season

As such this update provides the entire state a glimpse of what the potential playoff matchups could be looking like come the second week of November, but remember things change, as we still have seven weeks worth of games (including this week) to go and this is just a very early glimpse at things.

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

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For Class 3A, 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.

REGION 1

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Florida High 0.68229 0.41667 0.62153
2 Crescent City 0.58438 0.41667 0.58681
3 Walton 0.52813 0.25000 0.59375
4 Trinity Catholic 0.52500 0.66667 0.58333
5 Episcopal 0.51528 0.22222 0.68056
6 P. K. Yonge 0.51389 0.66667 0.54630
7 Pensacola Catholic 0.48472 0.61111 0.51389
8 Providence 0.44479 0.33333 0.51042
9 Maclay 0.36806 0.33333 0.44907
10 Interlachen 0.36250 0.72222 0.36574

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Florida High – BYE
No. 5 Episcopal vs. No. 4 Trinity Catholic
No. 6 P.K. Yonge vs. No. 3 Walton
No. 2 Crescent City – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: No surprise here that Florida High is leading the way, but what is stunning is Crescent City sitting at the No. 2 spot in the region and that is thanks to their hot 3-1 start here early in the season. However, expect a lot of changes between now and November.

REGION 2

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Lakeland Christian 0.65521 0.41667 0.53125
2 Benjamin 0.61250 0.50000 0.58333
3 The First Academy 0.50792 0.45833 0.57500
4 Avon Park 0.44444 0.55556 0.44444
5 Frostproof 0.43194 0.55556 0.40278
6 Windermere Prep 0.41667 0.33333 0.41667
7 Lake Placid 0.40521 0.29167 0.42708
8 Melbourne Central Catholic 0.39861 0.50000 0.35648
9 Cornerstone Charter 0.37292 0.58333 0.56250
10 Trinity Prep 0.28750 0.50000 0.37500

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Lakeland Christian – BYE
No. 5 Frostproof vs. No. 4 Avon Park
No. 6 Windermere Prep vs. No. 3 The First Academy
No. 2 Benjamin – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: No surprises with Lakeland Christian and Benjamin leading the way early on as the top teams in this region. After that it is going to be a race to see who wants the remaining four seeds for this region.

REGION 3

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Berkeley Prep 0.77292 0.58333 0.72917
2 Clearwater Central Catholic 0.68021 0.75000 0.51736
3 Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 0.64583 0.66667 0.50000
4 Bishop Verot 0.64063 0.87500 0.53125
5 Cardinal Mooney 0.58854 0.41667 0.60069
6 Tampa Catholic 0.58125 0.37500 0.62500
7 Carrollwood Day 0.51458 0.54167 0.50000
8 St. Petersburg Catholic 0.45556 0.44444 0.61111
9 Oasis 0.39167 0.50000 0.33333
10 Gateway (Fort Myers) 0.26389 0.33333 0.49074

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Berkeley Prep – BYE
No. 5 Cardinal Mooney vs. No. 4 Bishop Verot
No. 6 Tampa Catholic vs. No. 3 Calvary Christian
No. 2 Clearwater Central Catholic – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Not surprised here that Berkeley Prep and Clearwater Central Catholic are leading the way in this region early on. Calvary Christian is trying to make a push for a Top 2 seed, but it looks as though the rest of the seeding could be a fight to see who lands where.

REGION 4

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Florida Christian 0.73542 0.66667 0.50694
2 Chaminade-Madonna 0.71042 0.62500 0.76389
3 Somerset South Homestead 0.67083 0.25000 0.77778
4 Cardinal Newman 0.57500 0.88889 0.49074
5 Somerset Silver Palms 0.55000 0.00000 0.66667
6 Westminster Christian 0.52778 0.88889 0.33333
7 King’s Academy 0.51667 0.25000 0.55556
8 Miami Edison 0.45139 0.22222 0.46759
9 Palmer Trinity 0.42292 0.83333 0.43750
10 Inlet Grove 0.41367 0.38333 0.46500
11 Everglades Prep 0.39167 1.00000 0.13889
12 St. Andrew’s 0.32778 0.61111 0.37963
13 St. John Paul II (Boca Raton) 0.24028 0.38889 0.34722

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Florida Christian – BYE
No. 5 Somerset Silver Palms vs. No. 4 Cardinal Newman
No. 6 Westminster Christian vs. No. 3 Somerset South Homestead
No. 2 Chaminade-Madonna – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: On this one, this is what happens when rankings are released too early. The top team that is clearly that team in the region isn’t sitting on top because it has not hit the bulk of its schedule yet that will help them out. However, since it is early, this will all look very different by the time Week 11 rolls around.