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BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS: Beecher jumps into SC! Michigan top 25 rankings after knocking off No. 2 GR Catholic Central

By: TJ KELLEY, January 11, 2022, 10:52 am

Great games for the four weeks of the season and many teams enter league play this week. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s stays at No. 1 with a tough week ahead. Flint Beecher joins the top 25 after their win over previous No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (6-0)

Last Ranking: 1

How they fared: Beat No. 17 Grand Blanc, 65-62.

Up next: Jan. 11 at No. 2 Warren De La Salle, Jan. 14 vs. No. 3 Birmingham Brother Rice.

2 Warren De La Salle (7-0)

Last Ranking: 3

How they fared: Idle

Up next: Jan. 11 vs. No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s and Jan.  14 at No. 14 Detroit Catholic Central.

3 Birmingham Brother Rice (6-0)

Last Ranking: 4

How they fared: Beat Warren Mott, 84-21; beat Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 63-56.

Up next: Jan. 11 vs. No. 6 Detroit U-D Jesuit and Jan. 14 at No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.

4 Williamston (6-0)

Last Ranking: 5

How they fared: Beat Haslett, 76-35.

Up next: Jan. 11 at Grand Ledge and Jan. 13 at Mason.

5 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (5-1)

Last Ranking: 2

How they fared: Beat East Grand Rapids, 69-34; beat Forest Hills Eastern, 86-36; lost to Flint  Beecher, 75-69.

Up next: Jan. 11 at Grand Rapids Christian and Jan. 14 at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills

6 Ferndale (5-2)

Last Ranking: 6

How they fared: Beat Farmington, 77-45; beat Davison, 82-47.

Up next: Jan. 15 vs. No. 25 DEPSA at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

7 Detroit U-D Jesuit (4-2)

Last Ranking: 7

How they fared: Beat Warren Fitzgerald, 52-43.

What’s up next: Jan.  11 at No. 3 Birmingham Brother Rice.

8 Detroit Martin Luther King (5-1)

Last Ranking: 8

How they fared: Beat Detroit Southeastern, 68-29; beat Kalamazoo Central, 73-59.

Up next: Jan. 14 at Detroit Denby and Jan. 15 vs. No. 18 Grand Blanc at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

9 Detroit Cass Tech (7-0)

Last Ranking: 9

How they fared: Beat Detroit Henry Ford, 67-46; beat Detroit Southeastern, 62-28.

Up next: Jan. 11 vs. Clarkston and Jan. 14 vs. No. 24 Detroit Pershing.

10 Muskegon (4-0)

Last Ranking: 10

How they fared: Beat Zeeland West, 74-57; beat No. 18 Benton Harbor, 84-58.

Up next: Jan. 11 at Grand Rapids Union and Jan. 14 vs. Wyoming.

11 Hamtramck (5-1)

Last Ranking: 11

How they fared: Beat Saginaw, 70-43.

Up next: Jan. 11 at No. 14 Detroit Catholic Central, Jan. 14 at Detroit UPrep, and Jan. 15 vs. Kalamazoo Central at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

12 Grand Rapids Northview (5-0)

Last Ranking: 12

How they fared: Beat Forest Hills Northern, 69-44.

Up next: Jan. 11 at Grand Rapids Christian and Jan. 14 vs. Lowell.

13 Detroit Renaissance (6-1)

Last Ranking: 13

How they fared: Beat Detroit Denby, 106-56.

Up next: Jan.  11 at Detroit Henry Ford and Jan. 14 vs. Detroit Southeastern.

14 Detroit Catholic Central (4-1)

Last Ranking: 14

How they fared: Beat Dexter, 70-43

Up next: Jan. 11 vs. No. 11 Hamtramck and Jan. 14 vs. No. 2 Warren De La Salle.

15 North Farmington (7-1)

Last Ranking: 15

How they fared: Beat West Bloomfield, 62-40

Up next: Jan. 13 at  Farmington

16 East Lansing (6-1)

Last Ranking: 16

How they fared: Beat DeWitt, 60-50.

Up next: Jan. 11 at  Holt, Jan. 13 at  Okemos, Jan. 15 vs. Stevensville-Lakeshore at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills in the Floyd Mayweather Classic.

17 Flint Beecher (6-1)

Last Ranking: NR

How they fared: Beat Flint Southwestern, 77-33; beat No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 75-69.

Up next: Jan.  11 vs. Flint Hamady and Jan. 14 at Burton Atherton

18 Grand Blanc (1-3)

Last Ranking: 17

How they fared: Lost to No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 65-62.

Up next: Jan. 11 at  No. 25 Saginaw Arthur Hill and Jan. 15 vs. No. 8 Detroit King at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

19 Benton Harbor (6-1)

Last Ranking: 18

How they fared: Lost to No. 10 Muskegon, 84-58

Up next: Jan. 11 vs. Niles-Brandywine, Jan. 14 at  Berrien Springs, and Jan. 15 vs. Westland John Glenn at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills in the Floyd Mayweather Classic

20 Parchment (6-0)

Last Ranking: 20

How they fared: Idle

Up next: Jan. 11 at  Constantine and Jan. 14 vs. South Haven.

21 Bloomfield Hills (6-2)

Last Ranking: 24

How they fared: Beat Warren Cousino, 63-32; beat No. 19 Detroit Loyola, 51-42.

Up next: Jan. 13 at  Royal Oak.

22 Detroit Loyola (3-4)

Last Ranking: 19

How they fared: Lost to No. 24 Bloomfield Hills, 51-42; lost to Oak Park, 61-56.

Up next: Jan. 21 at Macomb Lutheran North.

23 Romulus Summit Academy North (5-2)

Last Ranking: 21

How they fared: Beat Southfield Bradford Academy, 66-52; beat Redford Westfield Prep, 72-20

Up next: Jan. 11 at Detroit Leadership Academy and Jan. 14 vs. Henry Ford Academy

24 Detroit Pershing (3-2)

Last Ranking: 22

How they fared: Idle

Up next: Jan. 14 at  No. 9 Detroit Cass Tech and Jan. 15 vs. Warren Fitzgerald at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

T25 Detroit Edison Preparatory School Academy (2-3)

Last Ranking: 23

How they fared: Wins vs. Detroit Voyageur Prep and Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy

Up next: Jan.  11 vs. Pontiac Arts/Technology, Jan.  14 vs. Warren Michigan Collegiate, and Jan. 15 vs. No. 5 Ferndale at TBD in the HWF Freedom Games.

T25 Saginaw Arthur Hill (3-2)

Last Ranking: 25

How they fared: Idle

Up next: Jan.  11 vs. No. 18 Grand Blanc and Jan.  15 at  Saginaw

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On the Cusp: 

River Rouge (8-0)

Marshall (6-0)

Clarkston (4-2)

Southfield Christian (6-0)

Battle Creek Pennfield (6-0)

Arbor Prep (5-0)

Onsted (8-0)

East Jordan (3-1)