Tuscaloosa Academy (Tuscaloosa, AL)       previews home


GENERAL
Nickname: Knights
Colors: Navy/Gold/White
Coach: Robert Johnson
League: AISA AAA Region 1
Playoff Division: AISA AAA
Playoff Division Rank: #4

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 11
Returning Defensive Starters: 10
2016 JV Record: 4-3-1
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: yes
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: yes

TOP PLAYERS
Deilo Richardson 6'2" 225 Senior RB 4.4
Jaelon Cheatum 5'7" 200 Senior RB 4.41
Mason Palmer 6'3" 240 Senior LB 4.8

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Nearly All Starters Returning, Have One Of Top Ks Nationally, Vastly Improved Defensively
Team Weaknesses: Depth

RATINGS
2016 Final Power Rating: 1.2
2016 National Rank: #7083
2016 State Rank: #184
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: +14.5
2017 Starting Power Rating: 15.7
2017 National Rank: #3852
2017 State Rank: #102
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2016 Rating): 5.9
Dynasty National Rank: #6285
2017 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: better by 9.8
Dynasty Record: 82-68 (43-41 in league)

HISTORICAL
2016 Overall Record: 3-6
2016 League Record/Finish: 2-3 (4th)
2016 Points For Average: 28.3
2016 Points Against Average: 30.7
2016 Differential: -2.4
2016 Wins: #9335 Clarke Prep (Grove Hill) (27-6), #9665 Springwood (Lanett) (60-7), #12298 Edgewood Academy (Elmore) (43-0)
2016 Losses: #1204 Autauga Academy (Prattville) (54-32), #1443 Bessemer Academy (Bessemer) (46-3), #1963 Monroe Academy (Monroeville) (46-14), #3284 Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn) (42-15), #4567 Glenwood (Phenix City) (33-31), #6934 Morgan Academy [John T.] (Selma) (42-30)
2016 Opponents W-L: 66-42
Recent State Championships: 2012
Recent League Championships: 2012, 2011 (AISA AAA Region 2)
Winning Streak Entering 2017 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2017 Schedule: 8/25 at Autauga Academy (Prattville), 9/1 Morgan Academy [John T.] (Selma), 9/8 Bessemer Academy (Bessemer), 9/15 at Glenwood (Phenix City), 9/22 at Clarke Prep (Grove Hill), 10/6 Springwood (Lanett), 10/13 at Edgewood Academy (Elmore), 10/19 Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn)
Highest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Autauga Academy (Prattville) (39.7), Bessemer Academy (Bessemer) (22.1), Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn) (17.1)
Lowest-Rated 2017 Regular Season Opponents: Edgewood Academy (Elmore) (-12.3), Clarke Prep (Grove Hill) (-10.1), Springwood (Lanett) (-8.3)
2016 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 5.7 (13.4 overall)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 7.6
2017 vs. 2016 Schedule Strength Comparison: +1.9
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #118
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #4971
2017 Projected Regular Season Record: 5-3
2017 Projected League Finish: 3rd
2017 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: less than 1%