Posted: 6:31 pm Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Football prognosticators pick playoff favorites 

By Jeff Greer

For true high school football nerds, two computer-based systems are huge in helping us determine which teams are the best in each class.

Those rankings, Lazindex and Joe Pinkos’ Ratings, not only give fans week-to-week predictions, but before every postseason, they also give us these nuggets. Without any more introduction, here are the two predictors’ predictions for the state championships in each class …

PINKOS RATINGS

Class 1A
Union County over Northview

Class 2A
North Florida Christian over Glades Day

Class 3A
American Heritage over Jacksonville Trinity Christian

Class 4A
Miami Washington over South Sumter

Class 5A
Wakulla over Plantation American Heritage

Class 6A
Miami Central over Columbia

Class 7A
Manatee over Kissimmee Osceola

Class 8A
Fletcher over Cypress Bay

SFC
Benjamin over Pine Crest

LAZINDEX

Class 1A
Union County over Northview

Class 2A
Warner Christian over Dade Christian

Class 3A
American Heritage over Madison County

Class 4A
Miami Washington over Bolles

Class 5A
Wakulla over Plantation American Heritage

Class 6A
Largo over Lake Gibson

Class 7A
Manatee over First Coast

Class 8A
Plant over Cypress Bay

SFC
Pine Crest over Benjamin