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  1. 53 minutes ago, Hwy17 said:

    It's possible to manipulate an RPI. Going 10-0 against weak teams counts 35%.  If a couple of your opponents go 5-5 or 6-4, your RPI actually looks pretty good.

    Going 10-0 depends on your district, though, if you are in 5A or higher. If you are in a tough one, you will have at least a couple of games you could lose against teams that will go between 10-0 and 8-2. 

  2. 44 minutes ago, SubZero said:

    Those RPI rankings are horrible. How is Miami Central 189, but you got a certain unknown team like First Baptist at #13. Who made these rankings. Flat out garbage. 


    40 minutes ago, SubZero said:

    Miramar is ranked at 87, but behind Fort Lauderdale. What is that. No way the Flying L's a better team than the Patriots. How is Doral Academy ahead of Apopka. No sense does it make. 

    It's still early. The later RPI rankings will make more sense. My concern is that the math could be wrong. 

  3. I will readily admit that I have not done any research on this. However, if your research is accurate and complete, it seems like an error to me. Sarasota and Edgewater are 3-1 each for a winning percentage of .75. Cocoa is 2-1 for a winning percentage of .67 (all three taken from MaxPreps since they are the record keeper). Therefore, it seems that the second .35 should be multiplied by about .73 (rough approximation) and not 1.

    I have always been uncomfortable with the current system as once complexity is introduced unless there is diligence, errors are likely to abound. 

    With that said, I am sure Venice probably has the top RPI in the state at this juncture. However, one wonders whether teams have not been helped/penalized by errors in the past.  

  4. 22 minutes ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    We haven’t played ely yet & through this run of 26 consecutive wins we’ve beaten Miami Columbus who had all star parish at RB who won state that year, we played blew out 1A powerhouse pahokee who participated in the 1A semifinal. 

    we blew out NMB in the first ever tri county title who beat killian who was running through everyone. We also beat the #1 team in the muck last year who came in undefeated & had blew out everyone before they was blowed out by us.

    everyone has looked at Deerfield as 8A powerhouse & title fav, & over 90% of the posters picked Deerfield to beat us, outside of us Deerfield has demolished all of their opponents but was blew out by us. “That says something”

    to consider yourself “NATIONALLY ELITE” you have to be able to beat or hang with a nationally elite team & we did that with chaminade whose top 30 nationally now ; before Dillard would have been blown off the field. Instead it was only 9-0 with 4 min to go in the 4th.  

    & remember we’re doing this with no boat load of transfers no recruiting & yet in many many polls were ranked top 5 in the state of florida #2 in 7A & top 100 nationally by maxpreps & #41 in the nation by calpreps. 

    Each year is a new year. Last year and the year before is only relevant if you have kids this year that played on and contributed to those teams. I am not hating on Dillard. I think they are very good. I am just not sure whether they are elite good. 

    Time will tell. You may be right in being very high on them, or you may be disappointed. Let the season play out. If you win a title celebrate it after the final whistle. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    I’ll most def say top 10 tho more then top 25 when you look at how Dillard is constructed it’s not a team of transfers or recruits when you look at most of the top 10 they’re private and or heavily recruit Dillard is doing what they’re doing from the bottom up which started in 2018.

    The problem I have with top 10, is that aside from Deerfield, you have not yet played top tier competition. It is very hard to judge how good a team is that demolishes Cooper City and Ely. 

  6. 7 hours ago, THIS_IS_DILLARD said:

    The fact that Dillard trailed only 9-0 with 5 min left to go in the fourth Qt says a lot especially seeing what they did to the number 1 GA team 2 nights ago. 

    And Buford is a team full of recruits and was held to ZERO points same as Dillard a Team that doesn’t recruit nor get boat loads of transfers. 

    again NO team wants to be shut out but looking back on that game and fast forward to now, Dillard is most def nationally elite and gave this fully loaded national power house all they could handle. @Jullian @VeniceIndiansFootball @DarterBlue2 

    At this stage, Dillard is a very good Florida high school team, that has a shot at taking down St. Thomas. I would not make you a favorite to do it, but I do give Dillard a chance. If you do, at that stage, I would regard Dillard as likely being Nationally elite. For now, I would just say you are a top 25 Florida team. Where in the top 25 is yet to be determined. 

  7. 36 minutes ago, Hwy17 said:

    Lake Gibson was up big then nearly blew it.  Sounds like Lakeland didn't take Lake Gibson too serious until too late. 

    If that's the case, that was a fatal mistake. All games, even against teams you are supposed to beat, should be taken seriously. 

  8. 59 minutes ago, DonZ said:

    Hey, just wanted everyone on here to know, that my brother Coach George Zaleuke who coaches at Vero Beach and posts on here as @Ric Flairpassed away Friday night due to complications from covid. He coached in this area for over 35 years at all levels and at all three Indian River county high schools. He was super proud to be a part of the Vero Beach program, and he enjoyed the football discussions on here as well.

    Hopefully I can confirm for him that despite him not being out there, Vero Beach did in fact line up correctly Friday night…

    Sad news. Sorry to hear of his passing.

    To all: Please be careful. Covid-19 is a dangerous malady, especially if you are getting up there in age. 

  9. 1 minute ago, Cat_Scratch said:

    I remember you from over there. Some others too. A lot came here when they started talking about shutting down the rivals board. Surprised to see they are still running the board.

    I think they are just letting it die a very slow death as posters leave due to boredom, lack of posters or, sadly, death. 

  10. 1 hour ago, fishspinners said:

    What makes you say that?

    Both Riverview and Palmetto are solid teams. However, Riverview in their match against Seminole showed that at this stage of the season, they were not state finals caliber. Their defense put up a good showing against Seminole's offense, but the offense could not move the ball and they got beat by a solid margin. 

    If Venice is to win the 8A state championship, it seems to me that they should be able to get by both Palmetto and Riverview by comfortable, if not overwhelming, margins. This is not a knock against either team as I believe both are probably Florida top 100. But the middle to bottom tier of top 100 is not state title ready.

  11. 3 hours ago, HornetFan said:

    September 17th Apopka @ Ocoee Football Game Cancelled.

    As reported this afternoon on local Orlando Fox 35 news, tomorrow's (Friday) Apopka @ Ocoee game has been cancelled due to a number of Covid cases at Ocoee High School. They didn't say if it will be rescheduled.

    Since it's a district game, it will probably have to be rescheduled. Sad but not surprised this happened. 

  12. 1 hour ago, ColumbiaHighFan2017class said:

    That board is going downhill fast, they ban people for practically no reason but allow guys like Los to break every rule they ban others for and don't even touch him 


    I don't have any interest in posting there anymore

    Interesting. I stopped posting there almost a year ago. 

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