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STATE CHAMPS! Top 20 rankings after Week 5 of the 2022 season: Belleville is now #1, Brighton enters the top 20

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, September 26, 2022, 1:30 pm

STATE CHAMPS! Top 20 Football Rankings – Week 5 – Presented by ALTA Equipment Company

 

 

1 Belleville (5-0) – Division 1 – Buff City, baby! So much style, so much sizzle

(Last Ranking: 2) Up next: at Westland John Glenn on September 30th

2 Detroit King (3-1) – Division 3 – May not lose the rest of the way

(Last Ranking: 3) Up next: vs. Detroit Renaissance on September 30th

3 Warren De La Salle (4-1) – Division 2 – Senior WR Triston Nichols just got a GVSU basketball offer to add to his GVSU football offer

(Last Ranking: 4) Up next: at #9 Detroit Catholic Central on October 2nd (Boys Bowl)

4 Rochester Adams (4-1) – Division 1 – Massive statement win in Week 5 vs. West Bloomfield

(Last Ranking: 5) Up next: at Oxford on September 30th

5 West Bloomfield (4-1) – Division 1 – Gut check time, fellas!

(Last Ranking: 1) Up next: vs. Lake Orion on September 30th

6 Macomb Dakota (5-0) – Division 1 – Something very special brewing in the Cougars Den

(Last Ranking: 6) Up next: at #20 Romeo on September 30th

7 Caledonia (5-0) – Division 2 – Hasn’t let their foot off the accelerator since the start of the season

(Last Ranking: 7) Up next: vs. East Kentwood on September 30th

8 Chippewa Valley (4-1) – Division 1 – Will bounce back big this week

(Last Ranking: 6) Up next: vs. Sterling Heights Stevenson on September 30th

9 Detroit Catholic Central (4-1) – Division 1 – Brady Blakita is the most underrated 3-sport stud in Metro Detroit

(Last Ranking: 8) Up next: vs. #3 Warren De La Salle on October 2nd (Boys Bowl)

10 Walled Lake Western (5-0) – Division 3 – Warriors’ tailback Darius Taylor is doing everything you need to do to win Mr. Football

(Last Ranking: 10) Up next: vs. #12 Davison on September 30th – Bally Sports Detroit Game of the Week at 7:30 pm

11 River Rouge (3-1) – Division 3 – Expect the Panthers to get back on track in Week 6 after last week’s loss to Cleveland St. Ignatius

(Last Ranking: 9) Up next: vs. Hamtramck on September 30th

12 Davison (4-1) – Division 1 – You can’t stop receiver Teon Armstrong, you can only hope to contain him

(Last Ranking: 11) Up next: at #10 Walled Lake Western on September 30th – Bally Sports Detroit Game of the Week at 7:30 pm

13 Saline (5-0) – Division 1 – Too hot to handle too cold to hold, approach with caution

(Last Ranking: 12) Up next: at Ann Arbor Pioneer on September 30th

14 Dexter (5-0) – Division 2 – Best way to describe the Dreadnaughts this fall; Well-oiled machine

(Last Ranking: 13) Up next: vs. Ann Arbor Huron on September 30th

15 Rockford (5-0) – Division 1 – Vintage Rams, enough said

(Last Ranking: 15) Up next: vs. Grandville on September 30th

16 Clarkston (3-2) – Division 1 – Running the gauntlet, getting stronger every snap

(Last Ranking: 16) Up next: vs. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek on September 30th

17 Southfield A&T (4-1) – Division 1 – Defense has transformed, this club can do serious damage now

(Last Ranking: 17) Up next: at Belleville on September 30th

18 Brighton (5-0) – Division 1 – Maybe the toughest, grittiest and most determined team in Metro Detroit at this moment

(Last Ranking: NR) Up next: vs. Canton on September 30th

19 Lapeer (5-0) – Division 1 – Physicality, finesse and fearlessness

(Last Ranking: 19) Up next: vs. Grand Blanc on September 30th

20 Romeo (4-1) – Division 1 – Sophomore WR.LB/S D.J. Phillips is a name you need to know about asap

(Last Ranking: 20) Up next: vs. #6 Macomb Dakota on September 30th