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Bracketology Friday! Girls Region 2 – 2A

First, let me explain how I came to these conclusions since there are some assumptions we had to make, given how little the FHSAA gave out:

I started with the 4/5/22 FHSAA rankings, and since no one in Gainesville would confirm or deny that the games of 4/4 were included, I will go with what Tampa Lax Report said and make 4/5 the starting point for including results.

According to some of what was probable, the District playoff games carried a little more weight than a regular season game. The issue of a head to head win was never confirmed, so I will count the head to head in the playoff as more important.

Won-Loss record certainly seemed to be more important than first thought and strength of schedule less important, so I carried that thinking over too.

There are a few games left today due to weather and a brush fire, so they are inclusive of both schools when projecting positions/slots.

We are going to do one of these articles for each region – 16 in total.

I have no reason to think geography will be part of the selection process, like it is in the NCAA at times. If a District rematch is indicated in the first round, I am assuming it will be played. There is no indication that the FHSAA will avoid first round rematches at this time.

Margin of victory does not seem important, and a forfeit is not counted (this is problematic if won-loss is so important).

Okay, if I think of something else, I’ll add it!

Region 2 – Girls 2A

Vero Beach was the favorite coming in, followed by Hagerty, and nothing upset that applecart. Hagerty overcame the injury bug to solidify, and they are #1 and #2 seeds. #24 East Ridge knocked off #18 Windermere while #20 Celebration beat #51 Bartow.

East Ridge went 4-1 after 4/4 while Celebration went 3-0, so that should be enough for Celebration to hold on to the #3 seed

The at-large contenders lined up like this:

Viera – #15 – 3-1 record after 4/4, lost in the final

Windermere – #18 – 2-1 record, lost final

Boone – #22 – 2-1 record, lost to #37 Winter Park in semifinal

West Orange – #32 – 1-3 record, lost semifinal

Winter Park – #37 – 2-2, lost in final


Clearly, Windermere’s loss not only took away the #3 seed, but they also fall behind Viera, so Viera is #5 and Windermere is #6.

West Orange likely falls behind Winter Park given how the post 4/4 period went.

The really intriguing thing is we’ll see how much movement a #37 team gets from beating a #22 team in a district semifinal. I doubt it brings them all the way to the #7 seed, but it can’t be ruled out until we see the bracket.


So, this is how it looks:

#1 Vero Beach vs #8 Winter Park

#2 Hagerty vs #7 Boone

#3 Celebration vs #6 Windermere

#4 East Ridge vs #5 Viera