Maxwell Ratings: Projected margin of victories for first-round games

Here is this week’s schedule with projected margins of victory courtesy of the Maxwell Ratings. The projected winner is on the left. The projected margin of victory is on the right.


Alpharetta vs. Mill Creek -1

Camden County vs. Hillgrove -29

Colquitt County at McEachern -5

East Coweta at Newton -9

Grayson vs. Wheeler -26

Hughes vs. Rockdale County -38

Lassiter vs. Brookwood -18

Lovejoy vs. Tri-Cities -29

Lowndes vs. Marietta -17

Newnan vs. Alcovy -29

Norcross vs. Chattahoochee -26

North Gwinnett vs. Johns Creek -10

South Gwinnett vs. Milton -9

Valdosta at North Cobb -3

Walton vs. Parkview -1

West Forsyth vs. Collins Hill -13


Allatoona vs. Heritage (Conyers) -9

East Paulding vs. Clarke Central -23

Flowery Branch vs. North Paulding -16

Gainesville vs. Rome -10

Glynn Academy vs. Jones County -5

Kell vs. Southwest DeKalb -16

M.L. King vs. Sequoyah -30

Northgate at Harris County -1

Northside (Warner Robins) vs. Effingham County -40

Stephenson vs. Pope -15

Thomas County Central vs. Creekside -13

Tucker at Creekview -5

Union Grove vs. Bainbridge -3

Ware County vs. Lakeside (Evans) -25

Warner Robins vs. Richmond Hill -18

Whitewater vs. Lee County -14

Class AAAA

Baldwin at Wayne County -5

Burke County vs. Perry -20

Cairo vs. Riverdale -5

Carrollton vs. Stephens County -23

Carver (Atlanta) vs. Dalton -11

Grady at River Ridge -10

Griffin vs. Monroe -16

Jonesboro at Westover -14

LaGrange at Chestatee -4

Marist vs. Gilmer -24

Mary Persons vs. Statesboro -14

Monroe Area vs. Shaw -8

Ridgeland vs. Washington -15

Sandy Creek vs. Eastside -37

Stockbridge vs. Worth County -34

Westside (Macon) vs. South Effingham -32

Class AAA

Adairsville vs. Hart County -10

Appling County vs. Rockmart -13

Blessed Trinity vs. White County -18

Buford vs. Cedar Grove -14

Callaway vs. Tattnall County -27

Cartersville vs. Jackson County -33

Carver (Columbus) vs. Dodge County -31

Chapel Hill vs. Johnson (Savannah) -12

Gordon Central at Morgan County -7

North Hall vs. Woodward Academy -1

North Oconee vs. Ringgold -11

Peach County vs. Jefferson County -25

Pierce County vs. Central (Carrollton) -15

St. Pius X vs. Dawson County -30

Thomson vs. Jackson -31

Washington County vs. Pike County -29

Class AA

Bacon County at Screven County -1

Benedictine at Laney -8

Brooks County vs. Macon County -39

Calhoun vs. Wesleyan -38

Early County at Bleckley County -3

Fitzgerald vs. Northeast -20

Greater Atlanta Christian vs. Model -34

Heard County vs. Rabun County -36

Jefferson vs. Kendrick -32

Lamar County vs. Cook -7

Lovett vs. Coosa -39

Manchester vs. Greene County -28

McIntosh County Academy vs. East Laurens -22

Vidalia vs. Westside (Augusta) -41

Washington-Wilkes vs. Bowdon -18

Westminster at Pepperell -13

12 comments Add your comment

Swamp Lizard

November 15th, 2012
10:29 am

@ Todd ……. What about Class A ???


November 15th, 2012
11:07 am

There are some interesting predictions on the winners and some interesting predictions on scores! There are some serious mismatches if these play out this way.

Seen a few

November 15th, 2012
11:14 am

Fred, the first round is #1 seed vs. #4 seed. Mismatches obviously happen in first round. Like in life, %*it happens so stay tuned for upsets.


November 15th, 2012
2:55 pm

@Seen a few – I am well aware of the #1 vs #4 matchups. While I would hope that there be a closer match, I know all too well that some regions are weaker overall and even within some regions there is a pretty wide disparity between #1 and #4. It is still startling to see a 40 point spread or even a 30 point spread between teams I would have expected to be closer. I also tend to consider spreads of 5 points or less to be a toss up.

Pope fan

November 15th, 2012
4:39 pm

We will pass the ball on Stephenson, this game will be closer then you think. Pope wins 21-18

Seen a Few

November 15th, 2012
5:00 pm

I hear ya Fred. I guess this just points out that a geographic region is not a perfect alignment for parity.


November 15th, 2012
6:52 pm

Norcross is picked to win over Chattahoochee by 26, If I were a betting man I would take this one. This will tell what Ncross… is made of…
I don’t think they are all that, No disrespect intended……
They beat N. Gwinett to win their region but IMO this will be one of the many upsets if you can call it that tomorrow night..

Remember Chatt. beat West Forsyth, 29-28 at home, that is the only game they lost..

Lassiter vs. Brookwood -18 I konw that Bwood has an off season compared to the last few years, but they have been here before.. don’t see them losing by this many and may upset Lassiter.

CC is picked to win over McE. by 5.. IMO it will be more like 25.

Be some good fball tomorrow night… I pray all traveling mercies, and to all the players praying also that none will get hurt…..


November 15th, 2012
7:16 pm

I dont see 1AAAAAA losing in the first round


November 16th, 2012
7:48 am

Well the COUNTDOWN CLOCK is running down for all of us…12 hours to Kickoffs!!!

All this blogging fun we all been having MEANS NOTHING as the kids take over and the games actually get played! GOOD LUCK to everyone and may they all be safe played, injury free games tonight! Everyone also DRIVE SAFE!

Hard schedules, Easy schedules, pancake regions, they played nobody, we got more D-1 prospects than anybody, you’ve never won a State title, we never get any press coverage, best ball is played South of Macon, North of Macon, we have the biggest stadium, etc. All this means NOTHING at this point!!

In my opinion all the teams that made it to this step in the playoffs deserve to be where they are. These kids have worked hard all year to get this chance and as someone else posted, for many this will be the LAST time they ever suit up to play football.

Looking forward to see CLARKE CENTRAL tonight in “THE BONEYARD” as EAST PAULDING’s RAIDERS take the first step toward the DOME!

@ JAB…

Your games not until tomorrow night (STEPHENSON / POPE) so come on out to Dallas tonight and
see for yourself the hill STEPHENSON will have to climb NEXT week IF they get past POPE! Wear your STEPHENSON stuff and we’ll spot you (I am still rolling at your post “look for me at the POPE / STEPHENSON game…a good looking bald headed black guy, sitting around the 50 yd line…isn’t that like me saying meet me at a NASCAR race just look for a white dude under the Rebel Flag!..LOL!) I got plenty of BELLS, I’ll loan you one to ring for the RAIDERS!! Give you a chance to see “THE CANNON”!! up close! as it fires ALL NIGHT!!! I promise you’ll have a good time!

REGION 5 goes 2 / 2 TONIGHT! EAST & ALLATOONA win..NORTH loses a close one & ROME loses BIG!!
REGION 6 goes 2 / 2 TONIGHT! (could EASILY be only 1 / 3) M.L.K. & TUCKER win…STEPHENSON & S.W.D. lose! the WILDCARD game…TUCKER / CREEKVIEW, one bad turnover…one bad call…and CREEKVIEW pulls off the upset!


gladiators rule

November 16th, 2012
8:43 am

to the cannon rules, we have three state championships and one national championship,how many have you guys got? just sayin, see you tonite


November 16th, 2012
11:16 am

I really looking forward to graysons Robert Mama said bechee and team to take a spanking!


November 16th, 2012
12:23 pm

I at least hope sequoyah has a entertaining band.. IF NOT we’ll just have to be entertained by ours.. But its nothin like a band rivalry and a football rivalry all at one tyme..I will say alot of the teams in 6-5A have many great band programs as well..