A quick reminder of what you are looking at in these charts. Each region has four brackets; Boys 1A and 2A, and Girls 1A and 2A (for those new to this, the 1A vs 2A distinction is by school enrollment). Should a smaller school decide they want to play with larger schools, they are allowed to do so if they apply prior to the year.
The #1 to #8 is based on the Power Rankings for that Region and they no longer need to be the four District winners lining up at #1-#4, although a District winner is guaranteed a place in the bracket. There are a couple of brackets throughout the state where a projected District winner is as low as an 8-seed.
The home games in the first round are slotted as follows: A District winner will host unless they are matched with a fellow District winner that is ranked higher than them. An 8-seed can not host. But if, for example, a 2-seed is not a District winner and they face a 7-seed that is, the 7-seed gets the home game. Reseeding occurs after each round of games.
Next to the school is their District number. There are four District winners and 4 at-large bids, making up the 8 teams. We have also listed the First Four Teams Out, plus their districts. You will also see two other sets of numbers; the FHSAA ranking IN CLASS, and a comparable Laxnumbers ranking, as a third-party system, for comparison/information purposes. The FHSAA number is the only one that matters for bracket creation.
Where it gets very interesting at this stage is when the FHSAA rankings are close between where a team is seeded and where the First Four Out are ranked. The closer the numbers are to each other, the better the possibility that District results will alter these current rankings.
Here’s the current situation:
|FHSAA Rankings for 04/07/23|
|Projected Regional rankings if the current rankings are assumed to produce the District champs and 4 At-Large Bids|
|Region 4||Comparison in Class||Comparison in Class|
|Boys 1A||Seeded District Winners||District #||4 At-Large Bids||District #||FHSAA||LaxNumb||FHSAA||LaxNumb|
|#1||Saint Andrew’s||14||#8||Gulliver Prep||16||2||1||27||22|
|#2||Saint John Paul II||13||#7||Amercian Heritage-Delray||13||9||7||24||30|
|#4||Calvary Christian Ft Laud||14||#5||Belen Jesuit||15||18||27||21||17|
|First Four Out: AH-Plantation (14), King’s Academy (13), NSU University (15), Cardinal Newman (13)||25/26/29/36||18/19/29/36|
|Boys 2A||Seeded District Winners||District #||4 At-Large Bids||District #|
|#1||St Thomas||15||#8||Spanish River||14||3||3||39||46|
|First Four Out: Martin County (13), Stoneman (15), Wellington (14), West Boca (15)||47/52/57/63||27/33/37/64|
|Girls 1A||Seeded District Winners||District #||4 At-Large Bids||District #|
|#1||American Heritage-Delray||14||#8||Key West||16||1||1||27||33|
|#2||Saint Andrew’s||14||#7||King’s Academy||14||5||10||14||16|
|#3||South Fork||13||#6||Jensen Beach||13||6||9||12||11|
|First Four Out: Saint John Paul (14). St Edward’s (13), Benjamin (13), NSU University (15)||17/23/24/28||24/20/15/41|
|Girls 2A||Seeded District Winners||District #||4 At-Large Bids||District #|
|#2||St Thomas||15||#7||Martin County||13||15||6||38||25|
|First Four Out: Western (15), Seminole Ridge (13), Park Vista (14), Lourdes Academy (16)||55/59/61/63||55/42/54/56|