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STATE CHAMPS! Top 25 Hockey Rankings – Week of 1/15/23 – Detroit Catholic Central stays No. 1; Allen Park, Grosse Ile, Heritage and Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard/Greenhills jump into the top 25.

By: SEAN BALIGIAN, January 15, 2023, 2:12 pm

Here are the top 25 teams in Michigan, as of the week of January 15th, 2023:

1 Detroit Catholic Central (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #1

The Shamrocks remain unbeaten and the clear favorite in Division 1.

Past week: Wins over Port Huron Northern and Clarkston.

This week: At #10 Brother Rice, Host #19 U of D Jesuit.

2 Houghton (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #2

The Gremlins remain perfect and the team to beat in Division 3.

Past week: Wins over Negaunee, Brother Rice and U of D Jesuit.

This week: Grandville and Salem.

3 Byron Center (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #3

The Bulldogs are unbeaten as well, and looking like the class of Division 2.

Past week: Win over Lake Orion.

This week: Warren De La Salle and #21 Saginaw Heritage.

4 Livonia Stevenson (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #7

The Spartans are riding a 5-game win streak.

Past week: Wins over Bay Reps and Traverse City Central.

This week: At #12 Hartland and Livonia Churchill.

5 Alpena (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #17

The Wildcats make our biggest jump as they are in the midst of a 10-game winning streak.

Past week: Wins over Flint Powers and Saginaw Heritage.

This week: Home and Home with Petoskey.

6 Flint Powers (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #4

The Chargers sit at 11-2, and their only losses have come to top 5 teams (Byron Center and Alpena).

Past week: Win over Grand Rapids Christian. Loss to Alpena.

This week: Home against #20 Lakeland and Tri-Valley, on the road against #17 Detroit Country Day.

7 Brighton (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #5

The Bulldogs scored 31 goals in their recent 3 game winning streak.

Past week: Wins over Livonia Franklin and Canton.

This week: Host Salem and at #12 Hartland.

8 Trenton (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #6

The Trojans went 2-1 since out last ranking, and remain one of the favorites in Division 2.

Last week: Wins over Grosse Pointe North and Port Huron Northern.

This week: Host #18 Grosse Pointe South and #10 Brother Rice.

9 Clarkston (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #11

The Wolves suffered their first loss of the year to #1 Detroit Catholic Central, but keep an eye on this dangerous team in Division 1.

Past week: Win over Mona Shores, Tie against M-1 Griffins, loss to Catholic Central.

This week: vs. Chippewa Valley United at MAC Showcase and Rochester United, Host Midland.

10 Brother Rice (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #15

Coach Kenny Chaput has the Warriors playing some of the best hockey of their season right now.

Last week: Beat Orchard Lake St. Mary’s and Calumet, Lost to Houghton.

This week: Host #1 Detroit Catholic Central, at #8 Trenton.

11 Orchard Lake Saint Mary’s (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #9

The Eaglets are going to make things interesting for anybody in the Division 3 playoffs.

Past week: Lost to Brother Rice, Beat Hartland.

This week: At Cranbrook.

12 Hartland (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #8

The Eagles sit at 10-4 and play one of the toughest schedules in the state.

Past Week: Beat Howell, Lost to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.

This week: Host #4 Livonia Stevenson and #7 Brighton.

13 Marquette (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #13

Coach Doug Garrow continues to make the Redmen are a danger to anybody in Division 2.

Last Week: Lost to Byron Center, Beat Howell.

This week: At Negaunee.

14 Riverview Gabriel Richard (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #18

The Pioneers have won 7 straight against in-state opponents.

Past week: Home and home wins over Gibraltar Carlson.

This week: Home against #23 Allen Park.

15 Bay Reps (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #16

Reps are sitting at 11-3-2 and yet another dangerous Division 3 team.

Past week: Loss to Livonia Stevenson, Beat Utica Eisenhower.

Next game: At Big Rapids – January 23

16 Muskegon Mona Shores (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #12

The Sailors sit at 10-5 and have a dangerous scoring punch.

Last week: Beat Forest Hills Central, lost to Jenison.

This week: Host Grand Rapids Catholic Central and #21 Saginaw Heritage.

17 Detroit Country Day (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #25

The Yellow Jackets have won 5 of 6, and once again a real contender in Division 3.

Past week: Beat University Liggett.

This week: Host Toledo St. Francis and #6 Flint Powers.

18 Grosse Pointe South (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #10

The Blue Devils sit at 7-5 and play one of the toughest slates in the state.

Next week: At #8 Trenton and Cranbrook.

19 U of D Jesuit (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #14

The Cubbies are another dangerous MIHL team capable of a long run in Division 2.

Past week: Lost to Calumet and Houghton.

This week: At #1 Detroit Catholic Central.

20 Lakeland (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #24

The Eagles remain perfect at 13-0, and have only given up 18 goals against on the year.

Past week: Wins over Troy United and Lakes Area.

This week: at Novi and #6 Flint Powers, host Walled Lake Northern.

21 Saginaw Heritage (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #NR

The Hawks are heated up, winning 4 of their last 5.

Past week: Win over Grand Rapids Christian, loss to Alpena.

This week: At #16 Mona Shores and #3 Byron Center.

22 Saline (Division 1)

Previous Ranking: #23

The Hornets have now won 5 straight, and boasting an 11-2 record.

Past week: Wins over Ann Arbor Huron and Dexter.

This week: Home against Jackson United and at Woodhaven.

23 Allen Park (Division 2)

Previous Ranking: #NR

The Jaguars make their debut, as they have put together a nice 4 game winning streak, including a win over #8 Trenton.

Past week: Wins over Woodhaven and Wyandotte Roosevelt.

This week: At Gibraltar Carlson and #14 Riverview Gabriel Richard.

24 Grosse Ile (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #NR

The Red Devils make their debut in our rankings as they are off to an impressive 13-2 start.

Past week: Wins over Ann Arbor Pioneer and Livonia Franklin.

This week: Riverview-Cabrini and Downriver United

25 Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard/Greenhills (Division 3)

Previous Ranking: #NR

A 4 game win streak, and 9-2 overall record puts Coach Clint Robert and his Irish back in our rankings.

Past week: Wins over Ann Arbor Huron and Ann Arbor Skyline.

This week: Wyandotte Roosevelt, Northview and Milford.