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Michigan top 25 smaller-school rankings after Week 4 of the 2019 regular season

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, September 23, 2019, 5:59 pm

With three top-10 teams losing last week, and six of the top 25 overall, there was some movement in the rankings after Week 4. Here are the small-school (Division 4-8) rankings headed into a Week 5 full of interesting match-ups, led by No. 4 Portland at No. 5 Lansing Catholic:

1 Jackson Lumen Christi (4-0) — D7 — Beat Jackson Northwest, 41-6; (Last ranking: 1) Up next: home vs. Marshall (3-1).

2 Detroit Country Day (4-0) — D4 — Beat Detroit Public Safety, 49-8; (Last ranking: 3) Up next: home vs. Detroit Loyola (2-2).

3 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (4-0) — D4 — Beat Berkley, 50-7; (Last ranking: 4) Up next: home vs. Detroit Leadership Academy (4-0).

4 Portland (4-0) — D5 — Beat Charlotte, 51-0; (Last ranking: 6) Up next: at No. 5 Lansing Catholic (4-0).

5 Lansing Catholic (4-0) — D5 — Beat Ionia, 35-10; (Last ranking: 7) Up next: home vs. No. 4 Portland (4-0).

6 Marine City (4-0) — D5 — Beat Madison Heights Madison, 35-14; (Last ranking: 9) Up next: home vs. Eastpointe (2-2).

7 Frankenmuth (4-0) — D5 — Beat No. 8 Freeland, 21-7; (Last ranking: 10) Up next: home vs. Swan Valley (3-1).

8 Hillsdale (4-0) — D5 — Beat Onsted, 28-19; (Last ranking: 11) Up next: at Hudson (2-2)

9 New Lothrop (4-0) — D7 — Beat No. 13 Montrose, 42-21; (Last ranking: 12) Up next: at Ovid-Elsie (2-2).

10 Kingsley (4-0) — D5 — Beat Traverse City St. Francis, 26-7; (Last ranking: 14) Up next: at Kalkaska (0-4).

11 Pewamo-Westphalia (4-0) — D7 — Beat Fulton, 56-0; (Last ranking: 15) Up next: Home vs. Laingsburg (3-1).

12 Ithaca (4-0) — D6 — Beat Midland Bullock Creek, 35-21; (Last ranking: 16) Up next: home vs. Carrollton (2-2).

13 Fowlerville (4-0) — D4 — Beat Haslett, 34-21; (Last ranking: 17) Up next: at Lansing Eastern (1-3).

14 Iron Mountain (4-0) — D7 — Beat Norway, 39-0; (Last ranking: 18) Up next: at Bark River Harris (3-1).

15 Paw Paw (4-0) — D4 — Beat Dowagiac, 40-14; (Last ranking: 19) Up next: home vs. Otsego (3-1).

16 Clare (4-0) — D5 — Beat Shepherd, 42-7; (Last ranking: 21) Up next: home vs. Sanford Meridian (4-0).

17 Montague (4-0) — D5 — Beat Hart, 62-6; (Last ranking: 22) Up next: home vs. HM Muskegon Oakridge (4-0).

18 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (3-1) — D4 — Beat Sparta, 44-0; (Last ranking: 23) Up next: at Coopersville (0-4).

19 Schoolcraft (4-0) — D7 — Beat Saugatuck, 54-0; (Last ranking: 24) Up next: home vs. Delton Kellogg (3-1).

20 Richmond (4-0) — D5 — Beat Croswell-Lexington, 35-18; (Last ranking: NR) Up next: home vs. Yale (1-3).

21 Royal Oak Shrine (4-0) — D7 — Beat Marine City Cardinal Mooney, 41-7; (Last ranking: NR) Up next: home vs. Madison Heights Bishop Foley (3-1)

22 Maple City Glen Lake (4-0) — D6 — Beat Frankfort, 53-7; (Last ranking: HM) Up next: home vs. Gladstone (2-2).

23 Flint Hamady (4-0) — D6 — Beat Hamtramck, 47-0; (Last ranking: HM) Up next: at Burton Bendle (0-4).

24 Beal City (4-0) — D7 — Beat Evart, 35-7; (Last ranking: NR) Up next: at LeRoy Pine River (3-1).

25 Calumet (4-0) — D6 — Beat West Iron County, 14-0; (Last ranking: NR) Up next: at Norway (1-3).

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Dropped out: No. 2 Escanaba (3-1) — D4 ; No. 5 Flint Powers (3-1) — D4; No. 8 8 Freeland (3-1) — D5; No. 13 Montrose (3-1) — D6; No. 20 Ludington (3-1) — D4; No. 25 Ishpeming (3-1) — D8.

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The next five:

Muskegon Orchard View (4-0) — D4 — Beat Belding, 42-35; Up next: Manistee

Reading (3-1) — D8 — Beat Quincy, 50-6; Up next: Union City

Almont (4-0) — D5 — Beat North Branch, 61-20; Up next: Croswell-Lexington

Olivet (4-0) — D5 — Beat Leslie, 40-0; Up next: Perry

Muskegon Oakridge (4-0) — D5 — Beat Scottville Mason County Central, 63-7; Up next: No. 17 Montague

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