It is with great sadness that reports that rankings extraordinaire Joe Pinkos sadly passed away on Thursday, November 25 at the age of 70.

Pinkos of Titusville, who was known around the state over the last three decades with his unique power rankings formula, passed while surrounded by his loving wife and two daughters according to the obituary published by North Brevard Funeral Home.

Pinkos’ weekly power rankings and game forecasts were a weekly staple on for many years and before that on Larry Blusteins’ Florida Kids’ publications between the Rivals and Scout networks.


Pinkos was a longtime Labor Relations Attorney in the aerospace industry according to the obituary and worked for various places including Lockheed Martin in Austin, Texas, Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

However, some little-known facts about Pinkos included being a kicker in high school and college with his passion for football being the driver for Joe Pinkos’ Power Rankings.

In his spare time, Pinkos enjoyed the beach, Houston Astro’s Baseball, Astronaut High School football, college football, Mexican food, history, and traveling, according to the obituary.

Pinkos’ is survived by his beloved wife of forty-seven years, Kristine Pinkos; daughters Katie and Lisa Pinkos; brother Robert (Margarita) Pinkos; brother-in-laws Richard (Nancy) Kenney; Eric (Laura) Kenney; nieces Sarah Kenney, Annie (Matt) Nied, and Cristina Dulin; nephews Robert Kenney, Michael Kenney, and Raul (Tabitha) Perera.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens at 12 PM.  Celebration of Life will be held at Indian River Preserve after the service at 1:30 PM.  Condolences will be shared at

For the full obituary, click here.

As of the time of publication, is waiting to speak to his wife Kristine and what the future of Joe Pinkos’ Power Rankings will be for the Sunshine State.

This is a developing story, please check back later for updates.