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GENERAL
Nickname: Sea Kings
Colors: Red/Black/White
Coach: Guy Gardner
League: Bay
Section: Southern
Playoff Division: none

RETURNERS
Returning Offensive Starters: 6
Returning Defensive Starters: 4
2023 JV Record: 7-3
Starting Quarterback Returning: yes
Top Running Back Returning: no
Top Receiver Returning: no
Top OL Returning: yes
Top Defender Returning: no

TOP PLAYERS
Ryan Rakowski 5'11" 180 Sophomore QB
Dabe Nwude 6'2" 225 Junior DE
Evan Aguirre 6'0" 185 Senior WR/FS

STRENGTHS/WEAKNESSES
Team Strengths: Returning QB, OL, WR Depth
Team Weaknesses: LB/DL Inexperience, Line Depth

RATINGS
2023 Final Power Rating: 48.7
2023 National Rank: #244
2023 State Rank: #35
Personnel (Back/Lost) Rating Adjustment*: -1.5
2024 Starting Power Rating*: 33.7
2024 National Rank*: #313
2024 State Rank*: #35
5-Year Dynasty Rating (Average 2018-2023 Rating): 34.6
5-Year Dynasty National Rank: #617
2024 Rating vs. 5-Year Dynasty Rating Comparison*: worse by 0.9
5-Year Dynasty Record: 35-15 (23-1 in league)
Dynasty Rating (Average 2003-2023 Rating): 30.8
Dynasty National Rank: #1088
2024 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating Comparison*: better by 2.9
Dynasty Record: 151-85-1 (82-23 in league)

HISTORICAL
2023 Overall Record: 10-1
2023 League Record/Finish: 5-0 (1st)
2023 Points For Average: 34.2
2023 Points Against Average: 16.5
2023 Differential: +17.7
2023 Wins: #461 Edison (Huntington Beach) (31-28), #611 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) (14-11), #637 Culver City (34-31), #1398 Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach) (9-7), #2362 St. Joseph (Santa Maria) (37-13), #2486 Redondo (Redondo Beach) (42-0), #3358 Santa Monica (27-0), #3655 Banning [Phineas] (Wilmington) (49-18), #3673 Sunrise Mountain (Peoria, AZ) (50-8), #5109 Palos Verdes Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates) (48-7)
2023 Losses: #15 Mission Viejo (59-35)
2023 Opponents W-L: 81-60
Recent Section Championships: 2014 (Western (VII)), 2012 (Northern (III))
Recent League Championships: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 (tied for 1st), 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007 (tied for 1st)
Winning Streak Entering 2024 Season: none

SCHEDULE
2024 Schedule: 8/24 at 'Iolani (Honolulu, HI), 8/30 at Carlsbad, 9/6 Corona del Mar (Newport Beach), 9/13 vs Edison (Huntington Beach), 9/20 at Banning [Phineas] (Wilmington), 10/4 at Culver City, 10/11 Leuzinger (Lawndale), 10/18 Lawndale, 10/25 vs Inglewood, 11/1 Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach)
Highest-Rated 2024 Regular Season Opponents*: Carlsbad (33.9), Edison (Huntington Beach) (28.9), Corona del Mar (Newport Beach) (26)
Lowest-Rated 2024 Regular Season Opponents*: Lawndale (-6.5), 'Iolani (Honolulu, HI) (-0.1), Banning [Phineas] (Wilmington) (0.2)
2023 Regular Season Schedule Strength: 19.1 (31.1 overall)
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength*: 17.4
2024 vs. 2023 Schedule Strength Comparison*: -1.7
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength State Rank*: #57
2024 Regular Season Schedule Strength National Rank*: #316
2024 Projected Regular Season Record*: 8-2
2024 Projected League Finish*: 1st
2024 Undefeated Regular Season Probability*: 6%




*temporary; not finalized until August 8th






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