Brian Simmons' power rankings correctly predict 10 winners in 12 area games

November 13, 2012 

  • Almost perfect
    Game resultSimmons’ selection
    New Hanover 40, Clayton 28 (New Hanover by 15)
    Scotland County 49, Lee County 27 (Scotland by 21)
    Wilson Hunt 25, Cardinal Gibbons 20 (Hunt by 7)
    Carrboro 37, Randleman 8 (Carrboro by 25)
    Picked the winner
    Game resultSimmons’ selection
    Garner 76, Wakefield 34 (Garner by 10)
    Richmond 34, Fuquay-Varina 14 (Richmond by 29)
    Northern Guilford 43, Chapel Hill 0 (Northern Guilford by 32)
    South Columbus 21, South Granville 15 (S. Columbus by 1)
    Orange 56, South Johnston 13 (Orange by 13)
    Bunn 31, SouthWest Edgecombe 14 (Bunn by 6)
    No pick
    Game resultSimmons’ selection
    Leesville Road 37, Middle Creek 30 (Even)
    Missed it
    Game resultSimmons’ selection
    Cleveland 47, Greenville Conley 25 (Conley by 1)
    Princeton 43, North Edgecombe 12 (North Edgecombe by 6)

Brian Simmons, who was featured in last week’s High School Huddle for his football power rankings, did a great job predicting the winners in NCHSAA football playoff games involving area teams Friday. He predicted 10 of the 12 winners and was very close to the winning margin in four games.

Simmons picks all of the regular-season and playoff games; here are his results for last week’s area games.

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