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WEEK 5 RANKINGS: Vehicle City’s top team, Carman-Ainsworth, zooms into boys hoops top 10; Summit Academy climbs into top 15

By: TJ KELLEY, March 15, 2021, 3:51 am

As we head into the final week of the regular season, things are starting to clarify. Flint Carman-Ainsworth laid claim to the spot as the best in the Vehicle City with an eight-point win over then-No. 3 Grand Blanc, zooming up all the way into the top 10, while unbeaten Romulus Summit Academy North continued to climb, making it into the top 15. 


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Here are the top 25 teams for Week 5:

1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (D1, 10-0, 3-0 CHSL Central) 

Previous ranking: 1

How they fared: Beat No. 7 Ferndale, 81-40; beat Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 81-70.

Upcoming: CHSL tournament

2 Ann Arbor Huron (D1, 11-0, 11-0 SEC Red) 

Previous ranking: 2

How they fared: Beat Ann Arbor Pioneer, 58-49; beat Ann Arbor Skyline, 50-36; beat Monroe, 63-33.

Upcoming: At Temperance Bedford Monday, vs. Saline Thursday, at Ypsilanti Lincoln Saturday. 

3 Grand Rapids Catholic Central (D2, 13-0, 12-0 OK Gold) 

Previous ranking: 4

How they fared: Beat Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 93-67; beat Cedar Springs, 77-34.

Upcoming: vs. Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills Tuesday. 

4 Zeeland East (D1, 13-0, 11-0 OK Green) 

Previous ranking: 5

How they fared: Grand Rapids Union, 61-25; beat Muskegon Mona Shores, 67-40; beat Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern, 70-40.

Upcoming: vs. Zeeland West Tuesday; vs. Wyoming Thursday; at No. 21 Muskegon Friday.

5 University of Detroit Jesuit (D1, 6-0, 3-0 CHSL Central) 

Previous ranking: 8

How they fared: Beat Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 71-53; beat No. 11 Warren De La Salle, 66-64 (2OT)

Upcoming: CHSL tournament

6 Detroit King (D1, 12-2) 

Previous ranking: 10

How they fared: Beat Rochester Adams, 68-43, beat Detroit Central, 71-39; beat Detroit Aerospace.

Upcoming: PSL tournament

7 Flint Carman-Ainsworth (D1, 10-1, 7-0 SVL Blue)

Previous ranking: N/R

How they fared: Beat Saginaw Arthur Hill, 84-62; beat No. 3 Grand Blanc, 84-76; beat Saginaw, 76-53.

Upcoming: at Davison Tuesday, vs. Lapeer Wednesday, at Bay City Central Thursday. 

8 Grand Blanc (D1, 8-2, 6-1 SVL Blue) 

Previous ranking: 3

How they fared: Beat Saginaw Heritage, 82-42; lost to Flint Carman-Ainsworth, 84-76.

Upcoming: vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill Thursday, vs. Grand Rapids Christian Saturday.

9 Flint Beecher (D3, 10-1, 4-0 GAC Red) 

Previous ranking: 12

How they fared: Beat Flint Powers, 63-44.

Upcoming: at Saginaw Friday.

10 Hamtramck (D1, 12-2, 6-1 MMAC Blue) 

Previous ranking: 13

How they fared: Beat Detroit Pershing, 64-58; beat Taylor Trillium Academy, 70-42; beat No. 15 River Rouge, 48-38.

Upcoming: at Detroit University Prep Science & Math Monday; vs. Detroit University Prep Wednesday, vs. Detroit University Prep Science & Math Friday. 

11 East Lansing (D1, 5-0, 5-0 OK Blue) 

Previous ranking: 9

How they fared: DNP

Upcoming: CAAC Blue tournament semifinal on Tuesday

12 Warren De La Salle (D1, 8-2, 1-2 CHSL Central) 

Previous ranking: 11

How they fared: Beat Farmington, 79-55; lost to No. 8 University of Detroit Jesuit, 66-64 (2OT); beat No. 6 Detroit Edison, 72-68.

Upcoming: CHSL tournament

13 Grand Rapids Christian (D2, 8-2, 7-2 OK White) 

Previous ranking: 14

How they fared: DNP

Upcoming: at No. 8 Grand Blanc Saturday.

14 Romulus Summit Academy North (D2, 14-0, 10-0 CSC)

Previous ranking: 17

How they fared: Beat No. 6 Detroit Edison, 49-46; beat Mt. Clemens, 2-0 (forfeit); beat Taylor, 71-53

Upcoming: Charter School Conf. tournament

15 River Rouge (D1, 8-3, 4-2 MMAC Blue) 

Previous ranking: 15

How they fared: Beat Detroit East English, 81-41; beat Detroit University Prep, 70-48; lost to No. 13 Hamtramck, 48-38.

Upcoming: vs. Ecorse Monday, vs. Harper Woods Wednesday.

16 North Farmington (D1, 7-2, 6-2 OAA Red) 

Previous ranking: 16

How they fared: Beat No. 7 Ferndale, 39-35.

Upcoming: vs. Oak Park Tuesday, at Clarkston Friday.

17 Ferndale (D2, 8-3, 7-1 OAA Red)

Previous ranking: 7

How they fared: Lost to No. 1 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 81-40; lost to No. 16 North Farmington, 39-35.

Upcoming: at Farmington Tuesday, at West Bloomfield Friday, at Grosse Pointe South Saturday.

18 Croswell-Lexington (D2, 13-0, 9-0 BWAC) 

Previous ranking: 21

How they fared: Beat Armada, 48-42; beat Algonac, 69-15.

Upcoming: at Almont Wednesday, at Imlay City Friday.

19 Detroit Edison (D2, 9-2, 7-1 CSC) 

Previous ranking: 6

How they fared: Lost to No. 17 Romulus Summit Academy North, 49-46; beat Detroit Voyageur Prep, 73-43, lost to No. 11 De La Salle, 72-68.


20 Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern (D1, 12-1, 10-0 OK White)

Previous ranking: 22

How they fared: Beat Byron Center, 65-46.

Upcoming: at Greenville Thursday, vs. Grand Rapids South Christian Friday. 

21 Muskegon (D1, 11-4, 10-1 OK Green) 

Previous ranking: 18

How they fared: Beat Holland, 47-40; beat Wyoming, 76-51; lost to Lansing Waverly, 50-43.

Upcoming: at Muskegon Mona Shores Thursday, at Zeeland East Friday.

22 Benton Harbor (D2, 12-2) 

Previous ranking: 24

How they fared: Beat Berrien Springs, 86-44; beat Schoolcraft, 68-49; beat Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, 84-42.

Upcoming: at Pewamo-Westphalia Tuesday, at Battle Creek Pennfield Friday at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills Saturday.

23 Williamston (D2, 9-2, 7-1 CAAC Red) 

Previous ranking: 23

How they fared: Beat Fowlerville, 57-55.

Upcoming: vs. Lansing Eastern Tuesday, at Haslett Thursday

24 Detroit Cass Tech (D1, 13-1, 5-1 PSL) 

Previous ranking: 19

How they fared: Beat Detroit Mumford, 49-39; beat Lake Orion, 33-31.

Upcoming: PSL tournament

25 Iron Mountain (D3, 13-0, 8-0 West-PAC) 

Previous ranking: 20

How they fared: Beat Escanaba, 58-52; beat Ishpeming Westwood, 72-45.

Upcoming: at West Iron County Tuesday, vs. Bark River-Harris Thursday.


Dropped out: No. 25 Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy (D2, 10-2, 7-2 CSC)


On the cusp: Clarkston (D1, 12-3)


For the initial STATE CHAMPS! top 25 rankings, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 2 STATE CHAMPS! top 25 rankings, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 3 STATE CHAMPS! top 25 rankings, CLICK HERE.

For the Week 4 STATE CHAMPS! top 25 rankings, CLICK HERE.