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BOYS BASKETBALL: Initial top 20 teams for the 2022-23 MHSAA boys hoops season

By: TJ KELLEY, January 8, 2023, 7:51 pm

STATE CHAMPS! Team Rankings: Top 20

TJ Kelley – Twitter @ScoopIPS

The inaugural STATE CHAMPS! Boys Basketball Rankings are and the parity throughout all four Divisions has made for a great start to the season.

 

In honor of STATE CHAMPS! 20th anniversary, here are the Top 20 teams in Michigan with Record and Division in parenthesis:

1. Muskegon (5-0); (Division 1) #1 in Division 1. Wins vs. Rockford, Traverse City Central, Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, and Ferndale.  Upcoming: Big week ahead with a home game Jan 10th Zeeland East, Jan 13th @ Zeeland West, and Jan 14th vs. Warren Lincoln at Ferndale in Horatio Williams’ Foundation’s Freedom Games.

2. Detroit Cass Tech (9-0); (Division 1) Wins over #12 Grand Rapids Northview, Canton, Detroit Henry Ford, Macomb Dakota, and Saginaw Heritage. Upcoming: Jan 14th DEPSA at Ferndale

3. Detroit Loyola (7-0) (Division 3) #1 in Division 3. Wins against #12 Romulus Summit North Academy, Grosse Pointe South, and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep. Upcoming: Jan 28th Flint Carman-Ainsworth at Detroit Cass Tech

4. North Farmington (6-1); (Division 1) Wins vs. #8 Grand Blanc, Detroit King, DEPSA, Hamtramck, Detroit Catholic Central, and Toledo (OH.) Whitmer. Lost to #16 Warren Lincoln.  Upcoming: Jan 14th Benton Harbor @ Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills

5. Warren De La Salle (6-2); (Division 1) Wins vs. #5 Birmingham Brother Rice, #8 Warren Collegiate, Saginaw Heritage, and Detroit UPrep. Losses to #8 Grand Blanc and #17 Grand Rapids Catholic Central.  Upcoming: Jan 10th #9 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s and Jan 13th @ #10 University of Detroit-Jesuit

6. Birmingham Brother Rice (7-1); (Division 1) Wins vs. #7 Grand Blanc, #16 Warren Lincoln, Detroit Western, and River Rouge. Lost to #5 Warren DeLaSalle.  Upcoming: Jan 12th @ Detroit Catholic Central

7. Grand Blanc (4-2) Wins over Waterford Mott, Saginaw, East Lansing, and #6 Warren DeLaSalle. Losses to #6 Birmingham Brother Rice and #4 North Farmington.  Upcoming:  Jan 10th Saginaw Arthur Hill and Jan 14th @ #9 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

8. Warren Michigan Collegiate (5-1); (Division 2) #1 in Division 2. Wins over #9 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Harper Woods, and Riverview Gabriel Richard. Lost to #5 Warren DeLaSalle.  Upcoming: Jan 14th Detroit Renaissance at Ferndale. Upcoming: Jan 10th vs. Detroit Public Safety and Jan 14th vs. Detroit Renaissance @ Ferndale

9.Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (4-1); Division 1) Wins vs. #10 University of Detroit-Jesuit, Detroit Renaissance, Ferndale, and DEPSA. Lost to #8 Warren Michigan Collegiate.  Upcoming: Jan 10th @ #5 Warren DeLaSalle and Jan 14th #7 Grand Blanc

10. University of Detroit-Jesuit (7-1); (Division 1) Wins vs. Ferndale, Clarkston, Westland John Glenn, Waterford Mott, and Canton. Lost to #9 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.  Upcoming: Jan 10th @ Detroit Catholic Central and Jan 13th #5 Warren DeLaSalle

11. Grand Rapids Northview (6-1); (Division 1) Wins over Grand Rapids South Christian, Kenowa Hills, and Grandville. Lost to #2 Detroit Cass Tech.  Upcoming: Jan 10th East Grand Rapids, Jan 13th vs. Forest Hills Central, Jan 14th vs. Chicago Hyde Park at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills.

12. Romulus Summit North Academy (7-1); (Division 2) Wins over Detroit Renaissance and Saginaw Heritage. Lost to #3 Detroit Loyola.  Upcoming: Jan 10th @ Henry Ford Academy and Jan 13th @ Detroit Community

13. Grand Rapids Christian (4-1); (Division 2) Wins vs. #17 Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Grand Rapids South Christian. Lost to Hamtramck. Upcoming: Jan 10th @ Forest Hills Eastern, Jan 13th East Grand Rapids

14. Ann Arbor Huron (6-0); (Division 1) Wins over Detroit Catholic Central, Canton, Dexter, and Temperance Bedford. Upcoming: Jan 10th @ Monroe and Jan 12th @ Ypsilanti

15. Grand Haven (7-0); (Division 1) Wins over Rockford, Saginaw Arthur Hill, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, and Traverse City St. Francis. Upcoming: Jan 10th Jenison and Jan 13th vs. Caledonia

16. Warren Lincoln (4-2) Wins over #5 North Farmington, Detroit King, Macomb Dakota, and Grosse Pointe North. Losses to #4 Birmingham Brother Rice and Warren Fitzgerald.  Upcoming: Jan 14th #1 Muskegon at Ferndale

17. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (3-3); (Division 2) Wins over #5 Warren De La Salle and East Grand Rapids. Losses to #1 Muskegon, #12 Grand Rapids Christian, and Rockford.  Upcoming: Jan 10th @ Cedar Springs and Jan 13th Forest Hills Eastern

18. Beecher (5-0); (Division 3) Wins over Saginaw Arthur Hill, Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, and Flint Powers. Upcoming: Jan 10th @ #19 Flint Hamady

19. Flint Hamady (7-0); (Division 2) Wins over Hamtramck, King, and Genesee Christian. Upcoming: Jan 10th #18 Beecher

20. Port Huron Northern (6-0); (Division 1) Wins vs. Hamtramck, Ann Arbor Skyline, Croswell-Lexington, and Chippewa Valley. Upcoming: Jan 10th Utica Eisenhower and Jan 12th @ Romeo