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Michigan football rankings after Week 5 of the 2019 regular season: Byron Center joins top 25, while WL Western, Saline, Lapeer return

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, September 30, 2019, 2:46 pm

As it turned out, the results of Week 5 turned out far less messy than the on-field contests — thanks to weather delays galore, and numerous postponements to Saturday afternoon — but there were still a few top 25 teams to fall, including Birmingham Brother Rice, Zeeland West, DeWitt and Grand Blanc. That opened up spots for a few teams to climb into (or back into) the rankings, with Byron Center jumping up from the ranks of the honorable mentions, and Lapeer, Walled Lake Western and Saline making their way back into the top 25 after earlier losses.

Here are the STATE CHAMPS! top 25 rankings after Week 5 of the 2019 regular season:

1 Muskegon (5-0) — Beat Fruitport, 59-0. (Last ranking: 1) Up next: at Jenison.

2 Belleville (5-0) —Beat Wayne Memorial, 55-0. (Last ranking: 2) Up next: at No. 15 Dearborn Fordson.

3 Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley (5-0) — Beat Macomb Dakota, 27-21. (Last ranking: 3) Up next: at Warren Mott.

4 West Bloomfield (4-1) — Beat No. 7 Lake Orion, 59-52 (4OT). (Last ranking: 4) Up next: home vs. Rochester Adams.

5 Oak Park (4-1) — Beat Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, 20-7. (Last ranking: 5) Up next: at Birmingham Seaholm.

6 Rockford (5-0) — Beat Grand Haven, 19-14. (Last ranking: 6) Up next: at Caledonia

7 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (5-0) — Beat Warren De La Salle, 16-14. (Last ranking: 8) Up next: home vs. Birmingham Brother Rice (Saturday, 7 p.m.)

8 Davison (5-0) — Beat No. 25 Grand Blanc, 41-0. (Last ranking: 9) Up next: home vs. Grand Ledge.

9 Muskegon Mona Shores (4-1) —Beat Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills, 42-20. (Last ranking: 10) Up next: at Grand Rapids Union.

10 Birmingham Groves (4-1) — Beat Troy Athens, 43-10. (Last ranking: 11) Up next: at Troy.

11 Mt. Pleasant (5-0) — Beat Bay City Western, 28-0 (Last ranking: 12) Up next: home vs. No. 17 Midland.

12 South Lyon (5-0) — Beat Walled Lake Northern, 30-0. (Last ranking: 13) Up next: home vs. Waterford Mott.

13 Lake Orion (4-0) —Lost to No. 4 West Bloomfield, 59-52 (4OT). (Last ranking: 7) Up next: at Bloomfield Hills

14 Livonia Franklin (5-0) — Beat Livonia Churchill, 49-48 (3OT) (Last ranking: 14) Up next: home vs. Westland John Glenn.

15 Dearborn Fordson (5-0) — Beat Westland John Glenn, 28-0. (Last ranking: 16) Up next: home vs. No. 2 Belleville.

16 Grandville (5-0) — Beat East Kentwood, 22-21. (Last ranking: 17) Up next: home vs. Hudsonville

17 Midland (5-0) — Beat Saginaw, 50-0. (Last ranking: 18) Up next: at No. 11 Mt. Pleasant.

18 Plymouth (5-0) — Beat Novi, 42-21. (Last ranking: 20) Up next: home vs. Hartland.

19 Chelsea (5-0) — Beat Jackson, 13-0. (Last ranking: 21) Up next: home vs. Ypsilanti Community

20 Edwardsburg (5-0) — Beat South Haven, 1-0 (forfeit). (Last ranking: 22) Up next: home vs. Plainwell.

21 Brownstown Woodhaven (5-0) — Beat Allen Park, 21-20 (Last ranking: 24) Up next: home vs. Southgate Anderson.

22 Lapeer (4-1) — Beat Flint Powers, 42-0 (Last ranking: HM) Up next: at Grand Blanc

23 Byron Center (5-0) — Beat No. 19 Zeeland West, 23-22. (Last ranking: HM) Up next: home vs. Comstock Park.

24 Walled Lake Western (4-1) — Beat Waterford Mott, 38-0. (Last ranking: NR) Up next: home vs. Waterford Kettering.

25 Saline (4-1) — Beat Monroe, 28-14. (Last ranking: NR) Up next: at Temperance Bedford

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Dropped out: No. 15 Birmingham Brother Rice (4-1); No. 19 Zeeland West (4-1); No. 23 DeWitt (3-2); No. 25 Grand Blanc (4-0).

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The next five:

Battle Creek Lakeview (5-0)

Grosse Pointe South (4-1) 

St. Joseph (5-0)

East Lansing (4-1) 

Farmington (5-0)/North Farmington (5-0)

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For the Week 5 top 25, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 4 top 25, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 3 top 25, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 2 top 25, CLICK HERE.

For the preseason top 25, CLICK HERE.