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GENERAL
Nickname: Bears
Colors: Maroon/Gold
Coach: Adhir Ravipati
League: Peninsula - Bay
Section: Central Coast
Playoff Division: none

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2016 JV Record: 7-3
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: no
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Noa Ngalu 6'2" 290 Junior DL/OL
Kilifi Leaaetoa 6'1" 220 Senior ILB/RB
Daniel Heimuli 6'2" 210 Junior ILB/RB

ADDITIONAL D1 PROSPECTS
Dimitri Sakalia 6'4" 240 Senior WDE
Ben Makoni 6'3" 305 Senior OG

COLLEGE PROSPECT LOST TO GRADUATION
Jordan Mims 6'0" 190 Senior RB

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Have 5 Players With D1 Offers On Defensive Front 7, Talented Lines, Strength/Physicality
Team Weaknesses: Replacing Talented Skill Position Players Lost To Graduation

RATINGS
2016 Final Power Rating: 42.4
2016 National Rank: #592
2016 State Rank: #56
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -2.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -0.8
Reg Season Schedule Strength Downward Rating Adjustment: -5.5
2017 Starting Power Rating: 39.1
2017 National Rank: #795
2017 State Rank: #79
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2016 Rating): 15.7
Dynasty National Rank: #3365
2017 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 23.4
Dynasty Record: 90-72 (48-32 in league)

HISTORICAL
2016 Overall Record: 12-3
2016 League Record/Finish: 5-0 (1st)
2016 Points For Average: 36.6
2016 Points Against Average: 18.1
2016 Differential: +18.5
2016 Wins: #943 Bellarmine (San Jose) (21-0), #1204 Manteca (49-21), #1786 Milpitas (17-0), #2036 Los Gatos (35-28), #3376 Wilcox [Adrian] (Santa Clara) (42-14), #3735 Aragon (San Mateo) (48-35), #4264 Burlingame (40-14), #4640 Sacred Heart Cathedral (San Francisco) (49-0), #4779 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) (35-13), #6118 Woodside (63-14), #6134 Hillsdale (San Mateo) (56-20), #6287 Terra Nova (Pacifica) (28-8)
2016 Losses: #427 Paraclete (Lancaster) (39-21), #943 Bellarmine (San Jose) (34-20), #1511 Marin Catholic (Kentfield) (31-25)
2016 Opponents W-L: 102-77
Recent Section Championships: 2016 (Open I), 2008 (Large)
Recent League Championships: 2016, 2015 (tied for 1st), 2008, 2007
Winning Streak Entering 2017 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2017 Schedule: 8/25 Bellarmine (San Jose), 9/1 Mitty (San Jose), 9/8 vs Palma (Salinas), 9/15 at Los Gatos, 9/29 at Burlingame, 10/6 Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton), 10/13 Aragon (San Mateo), 10/20 at Half Moon Bay, 10/27 at Terra Nova (Pacifica), 11/3 at Woodside
Highest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Bellarmine (San Jose) (32.8), Half Moon Bay (31.8), Mitty (San Jose) (28.1)
Lowest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Woodside (7), Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton) (8.4), Terra Nova (Pacifica) (13.4)
2016 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 13.6 (27.3 overall)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 21.4
2017 vs. 2016 Schedule Strength Comparison: +7.8
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #140
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #1526
2017 Projected Regular Season Record: 9-1
2017 Projected League Finish: 1st
2017 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 40%