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MICHIGAN BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS: Parchment, Romulus Summit Academy North enter rankings to start 2022

By: TJ KELLEY, January 3, 2022, 6:47 pm

Three weeks have past since our last rankings on Dec. 13, and that has brought some changes to the top 25, with two new teams — Parchment and Romulus Summit Academy North— entering, replacing the trio of Kalamazoo Central, Schoolcraft and Rochester Adams. 

Here are the STATE CHAMPS! Top 25 boys basketball teams for the week of Jan. 3: 

1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (D-1, 5-0) 

Last Ranking: 1

How they fared: Beat Clarkston, 60-51; beat Canton, 76-46; beat No. 3 Ferndale, 70-51.

Up next: Jan. 8 at No. 17 Grand Blanc in the Gotta Get It Classic.

2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (D-2, 3-0)

Last Ranking: 2

How they fared: Beat Detroit U-D Jesuit, 80-66; beat No. 12 Grand Blanc, 64-59.

Up next: Jan. 4 vs. East Grand Rapids, Jan. 7 vs. Forest Hills Eastern, Jan. 8 vs. Beecher at Grand Blanc in the Gotta Get It Classic.

3 Warren De La Salle (D-1, 7-0) 

Last Ranking: 4

How they fared: Beat Canton, 68-33; beat Holland West Ottawa, 51-39; beat Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley, 76-46; beat Detroit Western, 91-49; beat No. 18 Detroit Pershing, 77-49

Up next: Idle

4 Birmingham Brother Rice (D-1, 4-0)

Last Ranking: 8

How they fared: Beat Lansing Waverly, 68-60; beat No. 15 Detroit Renaissance, 78-73.

Up next: Jan. 5 vs. Warren Mott; Jan. 8 vs. Flint Carman-Ainsworth at Grand Blanc in the Gotta Get It Classic.

5 Williamston (D-2, 5-0)

Last Ranking: 9

How they fared: Beat Lansing Catholic, 75-32; beat Lansing Eastern, 73-25; beat North Farmington, 49-32; beat No. 25 Rochester Adams, 65-42.

Up next: Jan. 7 vs. Haslett

6 Ferndale (D-2, 3-2)

Last Ranking: 3

How they fared: Beat No. 5 Detroit U-D Jesuit, 66-59; beat No. 25 Rochester Adams, 65-44; beat Port Huron Northern, 90-44; lost to No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 70-51.

Up next: Jan. 6 vs. Farmington, Jan. 8 vs. Davison at Grand Blanc in the Gotta Get It Classic.

7 Detroit U-D Jesuit (D-1, 3-2) 

Last Ranking: 5

How they fared: Lost to No. 3 Ferndale, 66-59; lost to No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 80-66

Up next: Jan. 4 vs. Warren Fitzgerald

8 Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. (D-1, 4-1) 

Last Ranking: 7

How they fared: Beat Flint Beecher, 63-51; beat Ann Arbor Huron, 52-46; beat Saginaw, 81-47.

Up next: Jan. 4 at Detroit Southeastern, Jan. 8 vs. Kalamazoo Central at the Muskegon Classic.

9 Detroit Cass Tech (D-1, 5-0)

Last Ranking: 10

How they fared: Beat No. 20 DEPSA, 65-59; beat Detroit Denby, 66-26; beat No. 25 Saginaw Arthur Hill, 74-47; beat Ludington, 74-29.

Up next: Jan. 4 vs. Detroit Henry Ford; Jan. 7 vs. Detroit Southeastern

10 Muskegon (D-1, 2-0)

Last Ranking: 11

How they fared: Beat Traverse City Central, 59-35; beat East Kentwood, 61-42.

Up next: Jan. 7 vs. Zeeland West; Jan. 8 vs. No. 18 Benton Harbor at the Muskegon Classic.

11 Hamtramck (D-1, 4-1) 

Last Ranking: 6

How they fared: Beat Canton, 54-52 (OT); beat Wyoming Godwin Heights, 81-54; lost to No. 19 East Lansing , 52-47.

Up next: Jan. 8 vs. Saginaw at Grand Blanc in the Gotta Get It Classic. 

12 Grand Rapids Northview (D-1, 4-0)

Last Ranking: 13

How they fared: Beat Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg, 78-39; beat Grandville, 46-33; beat Lansing Catholic, 85-63.

Up next: Jan 7 vs. Forest Hills Northern

13 Detroit Renaissance (D-1, 5-1)

Last Ranking: 15

How they fared: Beat Detroit Mumford, 77-33; lost to No. 8 Birmingham Brother Rice, 78-73; beat No. 21 Bloomfield Hills, 63-58; beat Canton, 65-61.

Up next: Jan. 4 vs. No. 22 Detroit Pershing and Jan. 7 vs. Detroit Denby

 14 Detroit Catholic Central (D-1, 3-1)

Last Ranking: 17

How they fared: Beat Rockford, 76-48; beat No. 21 Bloomfield Hills, 74-36.

Up next: Jan. 6 vs. Dexter 

15 North Farmington (D-1, 5-1)

Last Ranking: 16

How they fared: Beat Detroit Henry Ford, 52-34; beat Westland John Glenn, 64-25; lost to No. 9 Williamston, 49-32; beat No. 14 Detroit Loyola, 66-48

Up next: Jan. 4 at Clarkston, Jan. 6 vs. West Bloomfield 

16 East Lansing (D-1, 5-1) 

Last Ranking: 19

How they fared: Beat Haslett, 67-44; beat Lansing Waverly, 64-51; beat No. 23 Kalamazoo Central, 48-45; beat No. 6 Hamtramck, 52-47.

Up next: Jan. 6 at DeWitt 

17 Grand Blanc (D-1, 1-2)

Last Ranking: 12

How they fared: Beat Saginaw, 77-54; lost to No. 2 Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 64-59.

Up next: Jan. 8 vs. No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in the Gotta Get It Classic.

18 Benton Harbor (D-2, 6-0)

Last Ranking: 22

How they fared: Beat Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 73-62; beat Grand Rapids Union,72-68; beat Detroit University Prep, 96-69; beat Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 74-50.

Up next: Jan. 8 at No. 10 Muskegon in the Muskegon Classic.

19 Detroit Loyola (D-3, 3-2)

Last Ranking: 14

How they fared: Beat Romulus Summit Academy North, 55-53; lost to a No. 16 North Farmington, 66-48.

Up next: Jan. 6 at No. 24 Bloomfield Hills

20. Parchment (D-2, 6-0) 

Last Ranking: N/R

How they fared: Beat Galesburg-Augusta, 72-26; beat Kalamazoo Hacket Catholic, 70-37; beat Wyoming Potter’s House Christian, 49-44; beat Grand Rapids West Catholic, 62-60.

Up next: Jan. 7 vs. Niles Brandywine

21 Romulus Summit Academy North (D-2, 3-2)

Last Ranking: N/R

How they fared: Beat West Bloomfield, 67-57; lost to No. 14 Detroit Loyola, 55-53; beat No. 23 Kalamazoo Central, 48-42.

Up next: Jan. 4 at Southfield Bradford, Jan. 7 at Redford Westfield Prep

22 Detroit Pershing (D-2, 3-2)

Last Ranking: 18

How they fared: Beat Detroit Douglass, 78-62; beat Wayne Memorial, 87-50; beat Jackson, 69-54; lost to No. 4 Warren DeLaSalle, 77-49.

Up next: Jan. 4 at No. 13 Detroit Renaissance and Jan. 7 vs. Detroit Mumford

23 Detroit Edison Public School Academy (D-2, 0-2)

Last Ranking: 20

How they fared: Lost to No. 10 Detroit Cass Tech 65-59.

Up next: Jan. 4 at Detroit Voyageur, Jan. 7 at Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy

24 Bloomfield Hills (D-1, 4-2)

Last Ranking: 21

How they fared: Beat Livonia Stevenson, 73-40; beat Traverse City West, 54-45; lost to No. 15 Detroit Renaissance, 63-58; lost to No. 17 Detroit Catholic Central, 74-36.

Up next: Jan. 4 at Warren Cousino; Jan. 6 at No. 19 Detroit Loyola.

25 Saginaw Arthur Hill (D-1, 3-1)

Last Ranking: T25

How they fared: Beat Davison, 82-67; lost to No. 10 Detroit Cass Tech, 74-47; beat Oak Park, 71-59.

Up next: Idle 

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Dropped out: No. 23 Kalamazoo Central (2-3); No. 24 Schoolcraft (3-2); No. 25 (tied) Rochester Adams (3-2).