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Top 25 Michigan girls basketball rankings for Feb. 17, 2020: GPS, Saline back in the top 25, joined by Byron Center, West Catholic

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, February 17, 2020, 2:01 pm

While a number of contenders have taken a tumble in non-conference games — Flint Carman-Ainsworth has dropped out of the top 10 in the last two rankings with losses to Southfield A&T and No. 1 Detroit Edison, for example, while Byron lost to Division 4 contender Fowler — there have also been a number of in-conference victories that have helped shape the newest top 25.

Hartland got the first road victory among the top three in the KLAA West, but will have to beat Brighton at home on Tuesday to win the division title. Huron continued to roll through the SEC Red Division, with Saline right on their coattails. East Kentwood handed Hudsonville its first loss to put itself in a first-place tie in the OK Red, while Midland Dow has put itself in the driver’s seat in the SVL Red with wins over Midland, Saginaw Heritage and Bay City John Glenn, and Grosse Pointe South won the MAC Red crown with a sweep of Macomb Dakota. 

And then, when you look at the schedule for the next two weeks, there could be even more upheaval, with even more key matchups. 

After that? On to district play.

Here are the top 25 teams for the week of Feb. 17, 2020: 

1 Detroit Edison (14-0; MPR: 0.816) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Southfield A&T (74-36); beat No. 18 Farmington Hills Mercy (59-41). Last ranking: 1

2 East Lansing (15-1, 9-0 CAAC Blue; MPR: 0.715) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat HM DeWitt (57-42); beat No. 10 Flint Carman-Ainsworth (50-41), beat Holt (71-30). Last ranking: 2

3 Detroit Renaissance (16-2, 8-0 PSL West; MPR: 0.688) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Detroit Western (73-13), beat Detroit Pershing (57-13), beat Detroit Mumford (67-36), beat Detroit Cass Tech (81-55). Last ranking: 3

4 East Grand Rapids (16-1, 9-0 OK Gold; MPR: 0.679) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Ada Forest Hills Northern (61-25), beat Grand Rapids South Christian (61-49), beat Wayland (72-36). Last ranking: 4

5 Hartland (15-1, 11-1 KLAA West; MPR: 0.643) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Salem (72-32), beat No. 17 Howell (47-45), beat Northville (56-22), beat Canton (59-13). Last ranking: 5

6 Adrian Lenawee Christian (15-1; MPR: 0.712) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Quincy (62-34), beat Brooklyn Columbia Central (69-39), beat Blissfield (68-37), beat Toledo (OH) Christian (61-48). Last ranking: 6

7 Pewamo-Westphalia (13-2, 12-0 CMAC; MPR: 0.655) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Fulton (72-22), beat Laingsburg (48-23), beat Saranac (61-20). Last ranking: 8

8 Ann Arbor Huron (15-2, 8-0 SEC Red; MPR: 0.717) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Monroe (51-27), beat No. 21 Temperance Bedford (52-48), beat Ann Arbor Skyline (55-46). Last ranking: 11

9 Brighton (15-1, 11-1 KLAA West; MPR: 0.645) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Canton (57-13), beat Plymouth (51-38), beat No. 17 Howell (64-40), beat Novi (58-21). Last ranking: 13

10 East Kentwood (13-3, 8-1 OK Red; MPR: 0.679) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Holland West Ottawa (51-39), beat No. 9 Hudsonville (53-46). Last ranking: 15

11 Hudsonville (15-1, 8-1 OK Red; MPR: 0.659) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Grand Rapids South Christian (64-25), beat Caledonia (68-29), beat Grand Haven (57-30), lost to No. 15 East Kentwood (53-46). Last ranking: 9

12 Grass Lake (14-2, 10-1 Cascades; MPR: 0.625) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Lost to Michigan Center (65-55), beat Hanover-Horton (70-12), beat Vandercook Lake (63-21). Last ranking: 7

13 Port Huron (18-0, 10-0 MAC White; MPR: 0.611) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Sterling Heights (66-7), beat Utica Eisenhower (59-30). Last ranking: 22

14 Flint Carman-Ainsworth (14-2, 7-0 SVL Blue; MPR: 0.678) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Davison (52-48 OT), lost to No. 2 East Lansing (50-41), beat Lapeer (55-39). Last ranking: 10

15 Goodrich (14-2, 14-0 FML Stars; MPR: 0.589) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Holly (58-37), beat Corunna (56-28), beat Flushing (45-39), beat Ortonville Brandon (54-32). Last ranking: 16

16 Midland Dow (14-2, 6-1 SVL Red; MPR: 0.643) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Bay City John Glenn (46-41), beat Saginaw Heritage (39-36), beat Saginaw (61-35). Last ranking: 25

17 Byron (15-1, 12-0 MMAC; MPR: 0.638) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Birch Run (50-37), beat Mt. Morris (72-23), lost to Fowler (54-47), beat Durand (66-17). Last ranking: 12

18 Grosse Pointe South (14-3, 9-1 MAC Red; MPR: 0.653) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat No. 14 Macomb Dakota (50-47), beat Utica Eisenhower (54-51), beat Grosse Pointe North (52-38), beat Romeo (67-32). Last ranking: N/R

19 Macomb Dakota (15-2, 8-2 MAC Red; MPR: 0.651) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Lost to Grosse Pointe South (50-47), beat No. 19 Birmingham Marian (50-48), beat Utica Ford (58-27). Last ranking: 14

20 Menominee (16-0, 5-0 GNUPC; MPR: 0.683) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Gladstone (66-37), beat Crandon (WI) (56-37). Last ranking: 23

21 Saline (14-2, 6-2 SEC Red; MPR: 0.656) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat No. 21 Temperance Bedford (47-38), beat Ann Arbor Pioneer (65-52), beat Monroe (59-31). Last ranking: N/R.

22 Chelsea (15-1, 11-1 SEC White; MPR: 0.635) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Pinckney (68-33), beat Jackson (58-54), beat Adrian (53-29), beat Ypsilanti Community (46-30). Last ranking: 24

23 Farmington Hills Mercy (15-2, 9-1 CHSL Central; MPR: 0.644) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard (46-31), beat Macomb Lutheran North (53-30), beat Royal Oak Shrine (54-47), lost to No. 1 Detroit Edison (59-41). Last ranking: 18

24 Birmingham Marian (13-3, 9-1 CHSL Central; MPR: 0.658) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Dearborn Divine Child (59-48), beat Warren Regina (65-25), lost to No. 14 Macomb Dakota (50-48). Last ranking: 19

T25 Byron Center (15-1, 8-0 OK Green; MPR: 0.642) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Rockford (52-48), beat Zeeland East (55-42), beat Holland Christian (53-41). Last ranking: HM

T25 Grand Rapids West Catholic (15-1, 8-0 OK Blue; MPR: 0.617) — How they fared since Feb. 3: Beat Grand Rapids Covenant Christian (61-23), beat Grand Rapids Catholic Central (54-32), beat Sparta (71-45). Last ranking: HM

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DROPPED OUT: No. 17 Howell (12-4, 9-3 KLAA West; MPR: 0.613); No. 20 Midland (14-3, 5-2 SVL Red; MPR: 0.636); No. 21Temperance Bedford (13-3, 5-3 SEC Red; MPR: 0.638)

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HONORABLE MENTION: 

West Bloomfield (12-4, 8-2 OAA Red; MPR: 0.660); Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (15-2, 7-2 OK Black; MPR: 0.645); Cadillac (15-1, 8-0 BNC; MPR: 0.606); Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (15-4; MPR: 0.672); Freeland (13-4, 11-1 TVC East; MPR: 0.637); Parma Western (14-2, 9-1 Interstate 8; MPR: 0.629); Wayne Memorial (13-3, 12-0 KLAA East; MPR: 0.665); Harper Woods Chandler Park (10-6; MPR: 0.653); Edwardsburg (15-1, 11-1 Wolverine-South; MPR: 0.612); Williamston (14-3, 7-1 CAAC Red; MPR: 0.601). 

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PREVIOUS TOP 25 RANKINGS:

CLICK HERE for initial rankings.

CLICK HERE for Dec. 24 rankings update.

CLICK HERE for Jan. 6 rankings update.

CLICK HERE for Jan. 20 rankings update.

CLICK HERE for Feb. 3 rankings update.

SMALL-SCHOOL RANKINGS:

CLICK HERE for Jan. 16 rankings update.

CLICK HERE for Jan. 27 rankings update.

CLICK HERE for Feb. 10 rankings update.

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