Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)       previews home


GENERAL
Nickname: Lancers
Colors: Maroon/Gold
Coach: Dennis Bene
League: 4A Kino
Playoff Division: 4A
Playoff Division Rank: #2

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 5
2017 JV Record: 8-0
Starting Quarterback Returning: no
Top Running Back Returning: yes
Top Receiver Returning: yes
Top OL Returning: no
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Bijan Robinson 6'0" 200 Junior RB 4.5
Lathan Ransom 6'0" 180 Junior DB 4.6
C.J. Franks 6'3" 270 Senior OL

ADDITIONAL D1 PROSPECT
Mario Padilla 5'8" 165 Senior APB

COLLEGE PROSPECTS LOST TO GRADUATION
Matteo Mele 6'5" 275 Senior OT
Derick Bush 6'1" 180 Senior S

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Skill Position Returners, OL
Team Weaknesses: Replacing 4 Senior LBs Who Were Top Tacklers

RATINGS
2017 Final Power Rating: 37.1
2017 National Rank: #884
2017 State Rank: #11
General Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -2.5
D1 Talent (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment: -1.3
Non-Senior D1 Talent Rating Bonus: +6.1
2018 Starting Power Rating: 23.8
2018 National Rank: #790
2018 State Rank: #11
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2017 Rating): 39.1
Dynasty National Rank: #581
2018 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison: worse by 15.3
Dynasty Record: 141-39 (71-6 in league)

HISTORICAL
2017 Overall Record: 12-2
2017 League Record/Finish: 4-0 (1st)
2017 Points For Average: 38.9
2017 Points Against Average: 11.1
2017 Differential: +27.8
2017 Wins: #988 Sunrise Mountain (Peoria) (49-27), #2636 Cactus (Glendale) (49-14), #4155 Mountain View (Tucson) (34-0), #5371 Catalina Foothills (Tucson) (36-7), #6083 Tucson (27-0), #6477 Walden Grove (Sahuarita) (55-7), #7298 Pueblo (Tucson) (42-0), #7298 Pueblo (Tucson) (42-0), #7609 Canyon del Oro (Tucson) (49-21), #8676 St. Mary's (Phoenix) (47-6), #8998 Sunnyside (Tucson) (38-15), #9946 Nogales (50-0)
2017 Losses: #374 Saguaro (Scottsdale) (28-7), #1351 Cienega (Vail) (30-20)
2017 Opponents W-L: 95-62
Recent State Championships: 2013 (II)
Recent League Championships: 2017, 2016, 2015 (tied for 1st; II Section I), 2013 (II Section V), 2012 (II Section II), 2011 (II Section II), 2010 (5A Southern), 2009 (5A Southern), 2008 (5A Southern A), 2007 (5A Southern A), 2005 (5A Southern), 2004 (tied for 1st; 5A Southern), 2003 (5A Southern)
Winning Streak Entering 2018 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2018 Schedule: 8/24 at Dobson (Mesa), 8/31 Desert Edge (Goodyear), 9/7 Del Valle (El Paso, TX), 9/14 at Cactus (Glendale), 9/21 Tucson, 9/28 Sahuaro (Tucson), 10/5 at Casa Grande, 10/12 at Canyon del Oro (Tucson), 10/19 Catalina Foothills (Tucson), 10/26 at Vista Grande (Casa Grande)
Highest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Del Valle (El Paso, TX) (16.4), Desert Edge (Goodyear) (1.1), Cactus (Glendale) (-1.1)
Lowest-Rated 2018 Regular Season Opponents: Vista Grande (Casa Grande) (-26.9), Catalina Foothills (Tucson) (-16.7), Dobson (Mesa) (-16.3)
2017 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 6.8 (17.1 overall)
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength: -9.4
2018 vs. 2017 Schedule Strength Comparison: -16.2
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank: #49
2018 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank: #4913
2018 Projected Regular Season Record: 10-0
2018 Projected League Finish: 1st
2018 Undefeated Regular Season Probability: 78%