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Top 25 HS Football Teams: Sterling Heights Stevenson, Northville, Grand Ledge move into the rankings for first time

By: Tom Markowski, October 4, 2015, 9:32 am



  1. Detroit King (6-0), A: King took care of business last week (34-0 over Detroit Cody) and has Detroit Mumford this week before the start of the PSL playoffs and a possible rematch with Cody or Mumford.
  2. Saline (6-0), A: Two games remain for the Hornets (eight-game schedule) and all of their tough opponents are behind them. Saline’s next real test? The state playoffs.
  3. Warren De La Salle (5-1): A: The Pilots trailed Detroit Loyola 12-7 before scoring the final 16 points. An improved U-D Jesuit team is next.
  4. Detroit Cass Tech (5-1), A: The Technicians responded well to adversity (31-28 overtime loss to King in week five) by dominating a good Detroit East English Village prep team, 33-8. The PSL playoffs are just two weeks away.
  5. Walled Lake Western (6-0), A: For the second consecutive week Western struggled but found a way to win. The Warriors clinched the KLAA North Division title with a 34-31 victory over Walled Lake Northern but needed a late field goal to win. Rival Walled Lake Central is next.
  6. Detroit Catholic Central (5-1), A: C.C. was tied with U-D 7-7 at halftime before pulling away for a 21-7 victory. The Shamrocks host Orchard Lake St. Mary’s on Friday which promises to be one of the best games this week.
  7. West Bloomfield (6-0), A: West Bloomfield blitzed Bloomfield Hills, 47-6, and expect more of the same this week against Oxford.
  8. Muskegon (5-1), A:  Muskegon continues to blow away its opponents with Zeeland East (47-6) the latest casualty. They host Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (3-3) next.
  9. Lowell (5-1), A: The Red Arrows handled Caledonia, 42-7, without much incident. They travel to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (2-4) before facing East Grand Rapids.
  10. Muskegon Mona Shores (6-0), A: Mona Shores defeated Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, 42-12, before hosting Muskegon for a game that will decide the O-K Black Division champion and much more.
  11. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (5-1), A: The Big Reds held off Utica, 28-21, and now, in a key MAC Red Division matchup, host Utica Eisenhower for homecoming.
  12. Midland (6-0), A: The Chemics were challenged by Flint Carman-Ainsworth (14-3) last week. They host Lapeer next for the Saginaw Valley Red Division title.
  13. Romeo (6-0), A: The Bulldogs collected their most significant victory of the season as they went to Macomb Dakota and upset the Cougars, 26-14.
  14. Lapeer (6-0), A: The Lightning ran past Saginaw Arthur Hill, 47-0, for their third shutout and now face Midland.
  15. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (5-1): St. Mary’s blew past Birmingham Brother Rice and now faces Detroit C.C., which will go a long way in determining the Catholic League Prep Bowl opponents.
  16. Warren Mott (5-1): The Marauders stumbled a bit last week but held on to defeat Port Huron, 18-13. Mott needs to play much better this week as it travels to Sterling Heights Stevenson (5-1).
  17. Hudsonville (5-1), A: The Eagles return to the rankings after defeating East Kentwood, 22-13. Hudsonville faces Holland West Ottawa (2-4) next with a chance to clinch a playoff spot.
  18. Sterling Heights Stevenson (5-1), A: The Titans make their first appearance in the rankings after dumping Utica Ford, 35-7. Warren Mott (5-1) is next.   
  19. Macomb Dakota (4-2), A: The Cougars showed more inconsistency in last week’s loss to Romeo. Dakota is still a talented team and if it wins the next three games the Cougars will have the momentum needed to make a strong playoff run.
  20. Zeeland West (6-0), B: West ran past Holland 56-16 last week and will host Byron Center (5-1) this week in a game for the O-K Green Division title.
  21. Portage Central (6-0), A: The Mustangs blitzed Niles, 56-0, and faces rival Portage Northern (3-30 this week.
  22. Farmington Hills Harrison (5-1), A: Defensively the Hawks were again outstanding last week as they defeated Rochester Adams, 21-0. A victory at Farmington (4-2) this week would clinch the OAA White Division title for Harrison.
  23. Northville (6-0), A: The Mustangs are another new entry in the rankings and showed they are the class of the KLAA Central Division by bouncing Livonia Stevenson, 24-14.
  24. Grand Ledge (6-0), A: The Comets pounded Lansing Eastern 42-3 and shouldn’t have difficulty with Lansing Everett (2-4) this Friday.
  25. Clarkston (4-2), A: The Wolves are playing much better offensively as Nolan Eriksen is finding his form at running back. They defeated Troy Athens, 28-0, last week. Troy (0-6) is next.