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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 4A, 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 Bolles 0.74375 0.50000 0.72917
2 South Walton 0.64583 0.66667 0.59722
3 Marianna 0.61094 0.87500 0.43229
4 Baldwin 0.60625 0.16667 0.65972
5 Bay 0.48167 0.58333 0.53611
6 North Bay Haven 0.46389 0.55556 0.50926
7 Rutherford 0.45694 0.44444 0.61574
8 Wolfson 0.44271 0.66667 0.40625
9 Andrew Jackson 0.43854 0.37500 0.44097
10 Gadsden County 0.41389 0.77778 0.47222
11 West Nassau 0.38056 0.77778 0.36111
12 Fernandina Beach 0.33958 0.66667 0.35417

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Bolles – BYE
No. 5 Bay vs. No. 4 Baldwin
No. 6 North Bay Haven vs. No. 3 Marianna
No. 2 South Walton – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Bolles having the No. 1 seed at this point should not be a surprise at all as they are the best team in the region. South Walton, Marianna, and Baldwin are all in the mix for the next three seeds and this should be fun to watch with seven weeks left to go.

REGION 2

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Cocoa 0.81111 1.00000 0.75926
2 The Villages 0.67500 0.33333 0.69444
3 South Sumter 0.64375 0.58333 0.59028
4 Keystone Heights 0.61771 0.16667 0.69792
5 Hernando 0.52778 0.33333 0.59259
6 Astronaut 0.45556 0.44444 0.61111
7 Umatilla 0.41771 0.66667 0.32292
8 Central 0.30208 0.58333 0.32639
9 Space Coast 0.27778 0.33333 0.53704
10 Santa Fe 0.27778 0.50000 0.34259

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Cocoa – BYE
No. 5 Hernando vs. No. 4 Keystone Heights
No. 6 Astronaut vs. No. 3 South Sumter
No. 2 The Villages – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Cocoa is the clear-cut leader in this region and likely stay on top for the remainder of the season. The No. 2 and No 3 seeds most likely will flip flop from time to time between The Villages and South Sumter while the remaining seeds will be fought amongst Keystone Heights, Hernando, Astronaut, and most likely Umatilla.

REGION 3

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Lakewood 0.76250 0.70833 0.54861
2 Clewiston 0.71250 0.58333 0.52778
3 Lemon Bay 0.66944 0.50000 0.48148
4 Glades Central 0.53750 0.25000 0.62500
5 American Heritage (Delray Beach) 0.52604 0.83333 0.48958
6 Tenoroc 0.44375 0.41667 0.40972
7 Discovery 0.36042 0.37500 0.47222
8 Davenport 0.31944 0.27778 0.35185
9 Parrish 0.28333 0.22222 0.29630
10 Somerset Canyons 0.20417 0.33333 0.29167

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Lakewood – BYE
No. 5 American Heritage (Delray Beach) vs. No. 4 Glades Central
No. 6 Tenoroc vs. No. 3 Lemon Bay
No. 2 Clewiston – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Lakewood has quickly shown it is likely going to be the top team in this region given the tough schedule they have played so far. Clewiston, despite only playing two games, is sitting at No. 2. Lemon Bay and Glades Central are also looking solid early on, but a lot of football left to be played.

REGION 4

Rank School RPI OWP OOWP
1 Cardinal Gibbons 0.77917 0.72222 0.58796
2 Immaculata-LaSalle 0.69271 0.41667 0.65625
3 Gulliver Prep 0.68611 0.50000 0.53704
4 North Broward Prep 0.60000 0.50000 0.63889
5 Coral Springs Charter 0.56667 0.50000 0.52778
6 Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale) 0.50313 0.50000 0.51042
7 Booker T. Washington (Miami) 0.47917 0.41667 0.52778
8 Miami Carol City 0.41181 0.38889 0.53009
9 Pine Crest 0.36667 0.33333 0.44444
10 Monsignor Pace 0.36563 0.45833 0.39236

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Cardinal Gibbons – BYE
No. 5 Coral Springs Charter vs. No. 4 North Broward Prep
No. 6 Calvary Christain vs. No. 3 Gulliver Prep
No. 2 Immaculata-LaSalle

QUICK THOUGHTS: Again as I have pointed out, this is what happens when things come out too early things tend to not look right and that appears to be the case here in this Region. Outside of Cardinal Gibbons, which is the leader currently, there is a lot of things that will change in the next seven weeks.