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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 6A, 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 Pine Forest 7-1 0.677
2 Riverside 8-1 0.647
3 Mosley 9-1 0.646
4 Lincoln 7-2 0.640
5 Gainesville 7-2 0.627
6 Rickards 6-3 0.602
7 Gulf Breeze 6-3 0.587
8 Columbia 6-4 0.579
9 St. Augustine 5-3 0.575
10 Escambia 5-3 0.573
11 Choctawhatchee 5-4 0.552
12 Booker T. Washington (Pensacola) 4-5 0.511
13 Milton 4-5 0.497
14 Middleburg 5-4 0.476
15 Englewood 4-5 0.452
16 Fort Walton Beach 1-8 0.427
17 Orange Park 3-6 0.415
18 Westside 2-7 0.398
19 Matanzas 3-6 0.383
20 Ridgeview 1-8 0.358

PROJECTED DISTRICT CHAMPS
This is based on current district standings and taking the highest-rated team among the district standings if they have won district games. Should a district not have any district games played as of yet, the highest-rated team will be mythically slotted in as a district champion for projection purposes only. Teams highlighted in red have officially clinched their district championship. 

6A-1: Pine Forest – No. 2
6A-2: Mosley – No. 1
6A-3: Columbia- No. 3
6A-4: Gainesville – No. 4

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Gulf Breeze vs. No. 1 Pine Forest
No. 5 Riverside vs. No. 4 Columbia
No. 6 Lincoln vs. No. 3 Gainesville
No. 7 Rickards vs. No. 2 Mosley

QUICK THOUGHTS: With all the districts locked in place the district champions are set, but there are some changes. That starts with Pine Forest at No. 1 while Mosley falls to No. 2 and Gainesville rising to No. 3 while Columbia falls to No. 4. St. Augustine who was the No. 8 seed last week is now on the outside looking in as the No. 9 team in the region with Rickards jumping up to No. 7 and Gulf Breeze sliding to No. 8.

REGION 2

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Vanguard 9-0 0.705
2 Auburndale 8-0 0.680
3 Jones 7-2 0.650
4 Lake Wales 7-2 0.620
5 Mainland 5-4 0.582
6 Belleview 7-2 0.573
7 Heritage (Palm Bay) 6-3 0.566
8 Port St. Lucie 7-1 0.541
9 Lake Minneola 5-4 0.518
10 New Smyrna Beach 6-3 0.516
11 Springstead 6-4 0.510
12 Lecanto 4-5 0.497
13 Eau Gallie 3-6 0.488
14 South Fork 3-6 0.401
15 Gateway (Kissimmee) 2-7 0.386
16 South Lake 1-8 0.360
17 Okeechobee 1-7 0.323
18 Suncoast 0-7 0.277

PROJECTED DISTRICT CHAMPS
This is based on current district standings and taking the highest-rated team among the district standings if they have won district games. Should a district not have any district games played as of yet, the highest-rated team will be mythically slotted in as a district champion for projection purposes only. Teams highlighted in red have officially clinched their district championship. 

6A-5: Vanguard- No. 1
6A-6: Jones – No. 3
6A-7: Auburndale – No. 2
6A-8: Port St. Lucie – No. 4

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Heritage (Palm Bay) vs. No. 1 Vanguard
No. 5 Lake Wales vs. No. 4 Port St. Lucie
No. 6 Mainland vs. No. 3 Jones
No. 7 Belleview vs. No. 2 Auburndale

QUICK THOUGHTS: No changes this week with the top four teams as all the districts are locked into place in Region 2. Also, there are no changes among the four at-large teams either, with each holding the same spot they had last week.

REGION 3

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Jesuit 9-0 0.691
2 Pinellas Park 8-1 0.658
3 Braden River 7-1 0.642
4 Northeast (St. Petersburg) 8-1 0.641
5 Hillsborough 7-2 0.626
6 Boca Ciega 6-3 0.587
7 Sumner 8-2 0.570
8 Southeast 5-3 0.526
9 Countryside 5-4 0.496
10 River Ridge 5-4 0.490
11 Hollins 3-6 0.452
12 Seminole 3-6 0.433
13 Jefferson 2-7 0.403
14 Spoto 2-7 0.388
15 Fivay 2-7 0.370
16 Sunlake 2-8 0.364
17 St. Petersburg 1-8 0.356
18 King 1-8 0.333
19 Brandon 0-9 0.332
20 Freedom (Tampa) 1-9 0.314
21 Blake 1-7 0.283

PROJECTED DISTRICT CHAMPS
This is based on current district standings and taking the highest-rated team among the district standings if they have won district games. Should a district not have any district games played as of yet, the highest-rated team will be mythically slotted in as a district champion for projection purposes only. Teams highlighted in red have officially clinched their district championship. 

6A-9: Countryside – No. 4
6A-10: Jesuit – No. 1
6A-11: Pinellas Park – No. 2
6A-12: Sumner – No. 3

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Boca Ciega vs. No. 1 Jesuit
No. 5 Braden River vs. No. 4 Countryside
No. 6 Northeast (St. Petersburg) vs. No. 3 Sumner
No. 7 Hillsborough vs. No. 2 Pinellas Park

QUICK THOUGHTS: The biggest change this week is Pinellas Park jumping all the way from the No. 7 seed to the No. 2 seed as they got a big win over Boca Ciega to force a three-way tie for the district which will be determined by the final RPI rankings that come out on Sunday. There were no other changes for the top four seeds this week, but in the at-large berths, Hillsborough moves up to the No. 7 seed while Boca Ciega is now looking at the No. 8 seed, while Southeast is on the outside looking in.

REGION 4

Rank Team Record RPI
1 Dunbar 8-0 0.727
2 Naples 9-0 0.681
3 South Fort Myers 7-2 0.644
4 Miami Northwestern 7-3 0.623
5 Fort Myers 5-3 0.582
6 Coconut Creek 7-2 0.574
7 Charlotte 5-3 0.570
8 Plantation 6-2 0.552
9 Lely 4-5 0.541
10 North Fort Myers 5-4 0.523
11 Belen Jesuit 6-3 0.516
12 Miami Norland 4-5 0.507
13 Barron Collier 4-5 0.507
14 Golden Gate 4-5 0.484
15 South Miami 3-5 0.458
16 Ida Baker 3-6 0.452
17 Hollywood Hills 4-5 0.430
18 Cape Coral 2-7 0.402
19 East Lee County 2-7 0.399
20 Boyd Anderson 3-6 0.399
21 Northeast (Oakland Park) 0-10 0.263

PROJECTED DISTRICT CHAMPS
This is based on current district standings and taking the highest-rated team among the district standings if they have won district games. Should a district not have any district games played as of yet, the highest-rated team will be mythically slotted in as a district champion for projection purposes only. Teams highlighted in red have officially clinched their district championship. 

6A-13: Dunbar – No. 1
6A-14: Naples – No. 2
6A-15: Coconut Creek – No. 4
6A-16: Miami Northwestern – No. 3

PROJECTED REGIONAL QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. 8 Plantation vs. No. 1 Dunbar
No. 5 South Fort Myers vs. No. 4 Coconut Creek
No. 6 Fort Myers vs. No. 3 Miami Northwestern
No. 7 Charlotte vs. No. 2 Naples

QUICK THOUGHTS: No changes in the top four seeds occurred this week while Plantation and Charlotte traded spots No. 7 and No. 8 with the final bracket looming on Sunday.