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Michigan top 25 smaller-school rankings after Week 5 of the 2019 regular season

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, October 1, 2019, 2:30 pm

The two clashes between top-ranked teams — No. 4 Portland and No. 5 Lansing Catholic; as well as No. 17 Montague vs. HM Muskegon Oakridge — both resulted in nailbiters, as well as a bit of movement in the rankings, as Portland moved up to No. 3, and Oakridge entered the rankings at No. 21. Muskegon Orchard View also popped into the rankings, tied for the 25th spot with Calumet.

Here are the small-school top 25 rankings headed into Week 6:

1 Jackson Lumen Christi (5-0) — D7 — Beat Marshall, 21-14. (Last ranking: 1) Up next: at Hastings

2 Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (5-0) — D4 — Beat Detroit Leadership Academy, 49-20. (Last ranking: 3) Up next: at Noblesville (Ind.) Guerin Catholic

3 Portland (5-0) — D5 — Beat No. 5 Lansing Catholic 21-20. (Last ranking: 4) Up next: home vs. Eaton Rapids

4 Frankenmuth (5-0) — D5 — Beat Swan Valley, 23-20. (Last ranking: 7) Up next: home vs. Essexville Garber

5 Detroit Country Day (5-0) — D4 — Beat Detroit Loyola, 36-0.. (Last ranking: 2) Up next: home vs. Richland Gull Lake (Saturday, 1 p.m.)

6 Marine City (5-0) — D5 — Beat Eastpointe, 42-0. (Last ranking: 6) Up next: at Clawson

7 New Lothrop (5-0) — D7 — Beat Ovid-Elsie, 41-0. (Last ranking: 9) Up next: at Durand

8 Hillsdale (5-0) — D5 — Beat Hudson, 10-6. (Last ranking: 8) Up next: at Blissfield

9 Kingsley (5-0) — D5 — Beat Kalkaska, 58-6. (Last ranking: 10) Up next: at Benzonia Benzie Central

10 Pewamo-Westphalia (5-0) — D7 — Beat Laingsburg, 49-6. (Last ranking: 11) Up next: at Livonia Clarenceville

11 Ithaca (5-0) — D6 — Beat Carrollton, 33-13. (Last ranking: 12) Up next: at Hemlock

12 Fowlerville (5-0) — D4 — Beat Lansing Eastern, 21-6. (Last ranking: 13) Up next: home vs. Mason

13 Iron Mountain (5-0) — D7 — Beat Bark River Harris, 42-0. (Last ranking: 14) Up next: at No. 25 Calumet

14 Paw Paw (5-0) — D4 — Beat Otsego, 28-14. (Last ranking: 15) Up next: at Sturgis

15 Lansing Catholic (4-1) — D5 — Lost to No. 4 Portland, 21-20. (Last ranking: 5) Up next: at Charlotte

16 Clare (5-0) — D5 — Beat Sanford Meridian, 3-2. (Last ranking: 16) Up next: home vs. Pinconning

17 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (4-1) — D4 — Beat Coopersville, 42-0. (Last ranking: 18) Up next: home vs. Allendale (5 p.m.)

18 Schoolcraft (5-0) — D7 — Beat Delton Kellogg, 67-14. (Last ranking: 19) Up next: at Constantine

19 Richmond (5-0) — D5 — Beat Yale, 47-7. (Last ranking: 20) Up next: home vs. North Branch

20 Royal Oak Shrine (5-0) — D7 — Beat Madison Heights Bishop Foley, 31-0. (Last ranking: 21) Up next: home vs. Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes

21 Muskegon Oakridge (5-0) — D5 — Beat No. 17 Montague, 15-13 (OT). (Last ranking: HM) Up next: home vs. Hart

22 Maple City Glen Lake (5-0) — D6 — Beat Gladstone, 31-7. (Last ranking: 22) Up next: home vs. Elk Rapids

23 Flint Hamady (5-0) — D6 — Beat Burton Bendle, 34-6. (Last ranking: 23) Up next: at Morley Stanwood

24 Beal City (5-0) — D7 — Beat LeRoy Pine River, 30-12. (Last ranking: 24) Up next: home vs. Manton

T25 Calumet (5-0) — D6 — Beat Norway, 47-13. (Last ranking: 25) Up next: home vs. No. 13 Iron Mountain

T25 Muskegon Orchard View (5-0) — D4 — Beat Manistee, 58-7. (Last ranking: HM) Up next: home vs. Ludington

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Dropped out: No. 17 Montague (4-1)

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The next five:

Reading (4-1) — D8

Almont (5-0) — D5

Olivet (5-0) — D5

Central Montcalm (5-0) — D5

Clinton (5-0) — D7