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10 weeks are in the books for the 2021 Florida high school football season and the FHSAA has released their latest look at the RPI football playoff rankings as we head into the final week of the regular season. As such this is going to be our last RPI breakdown for the 2021 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 three weeks worth of games (including this week) to go, however, the playoff picture has become much clearer with some teams already done for the regular season and other teams having one game remaining.

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 Team Record RPI
1 Trinity Catholic 6-2 0.655
2 Walton 9-1 0.651
3 Florida High 7-1 0.634
4 P.K. Yonge 6-3 0.578
5 Episcopal 6-3 0.573
6 Crescent City 7-3 0.572
7 Pensacola Catholic 5-4 0.558
8 Interlachen 3-6 0.470
9 Maclay 3-5 0.465
10 Providence 3-6 0.448

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

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

QUICK THOUGHTS: Florida High fell from the No. 1 seed to the No. 3 seed despite taking a forfeit win over FAMU DRS last week. As such Trinity Catholic and Walton have moved into the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds overall in the region. Another big change in the region is P.K. Yonge surging in all the way to the No. 4 seed after being on the bubble last week while Episcopal and Crescent City fall back to the No. 5 and No. 6 with Pensacola Catholic on the bubble at No. 7.

REGION 2

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Lakeland Christian 9-0 0.684
2 Benjamin 6-3 0.614
3 The First Academy (Orlando) 6-2 0.550
4 Frostproof 6-3 0.532
5 Windermere Prep 4-5 0.464
6 Lake Placid 4-5 0.447
7 Trinity Prep 1-8 0.387
8 Avon Park 2-6 0.382
9 Melbourne Central Catholic 1-8 0.364
10 Cornerstone Charter 0-7 0.335

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

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

QUICK THOUGHTS: No shifts once again in the seeding this week and we don’t believe any changes will happen in the order of the seeds when the bracket comes out on Sunday.

REGION 3

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Berkeley Prep 8-0 0.670
2 Bishop Verot 5-3 0.642
3 Clearwater Central Catholic 6-3 0.631
4 Carrollwood Day 7-2 0.623
5 Cardinal Mooney 7-3 0.582
6 Tampa Catholic 6-2 0.578
7 Calvary Christian (Clearwater) 4-5 0.561
8 St. Petersburg Catholic 4-5 0.492
9 Oasis 2-7 0.359
10 Gateway (Fort Myers) 1-8 0.344

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

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

QUICK THOUGHTS: No changes in the seedings for the region this week, but anything could happen with the No. 2 through No. 4 seeds depending on the outcomes of the games this week before we see the brackets on Sunday.

REGION 4

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Chaminade-Madonna 7-1 0.798
2 Florida Christian 8-0 0.696
3 Cardinal Newman 7-3 0.593
4 Miami Edison 6-3 0.559
5 King’s Academy 6-3 0.548
6 Palmer Trinity 4-2 0.548
7 Somerset South Homestead 4-3 0.541
8 Inlet Grove 3-7 0.537
9 Saint Andrew’s 5-4 0.529
10 Westminster Christian 4-5 0.517
11 Somerset Silver Palms 3-5 0.459
12 Everglades Prep 1-6 0.383
13 St. John Paul II (Boca Raton) 0-8 0.360

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 1 Chaminade-Madonna – BYE
No. 5 King’s Academy vs. No. 4 Miami Edison
No. 6 Palmer Trinity vs. No. 3 Cardinal Newman
No. 2 Florida Christian – BYE

QUICK THOUGHTS: Chaminade-Madonna has the highest RPI of any team in the state going into the final week of the season. Also, there are no changes in the top three, but some moves made include Miami Edison jumping from the No. 6 seed to the No. 4 seed while King’s Academy and Palmer Trinity slide back to the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds respectively.