Michigan High School Sports Rankings

Top 25 HS Football Teams: St. Mary's keeps top spot; Cass Tech and King in top four

Football   | Tom Markowski

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  1. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (1-0): Defeated Detroit Loyola 24-12 on Saturday. The Eaglets were not overly impressive but its defense did play well. Will play at Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy before going to Mishawaka (IN) Penn on Sept. 11.
  2. Detroit Cass Tech (1-0), A: Defeated Southfield 27-0 last Saturday and will face Detroit Cody (0-1) on Friday. Defensively the Technicians are tenacious.
  3. Clinton Township Chippewa Valley (1-0), A: Defensively the Big Reds still have a few holes (35-28 victory last week over Lake Orion). Patchwork must be done quickly as they travel to Macomb Dakota on Thursday.
  4. Detroit King (1-0), A: The Crusaders stymied Warren De La Salle (12-10) with a pounding defense. The offense needs to jell.  A breather this week against Detroit Western.
  5. Canton (1-0), A: Canton gave up a couple of big plays last week (42-25) but overall the Chiefs played well. Hartland (1-0) could provide more of a test this week.
  6. Saline (1-0), A: The Hornets passed their first test (37-24) rather impressively. Saline could run the table and enter the playoffs 8-0.
  7. Macomb Dakota (1-0), A: Not much went wrong for the Cougars in their opener (35-10 over Clarkston). We’ll see if that momentum carries over this week against Chippewa Valley.
  8. Detroit Catholic Central (1-0), A: Last Friday’s 15-12 victory over Muskegon has this team pumped up. The Shamrocks host Toledo Whitmer this week.
  9. East Kentwood (1-0), A: The Falcons had to pull one out of the fire late at Farmington Hills Harrison (35-28). Quarterback Evan Maday showed poise in his first start. The Falcons should have an easier time this week against East Lansing.   
  10. Hudsonville (1-0), A: The Eagles spotted Holt an early lead before coming back to win, 28-14. Hudsonville should be 3-0 when it faces Grand Haven (1-0).
  11. Walled Lake Western (1-0), A: The Warriors showed poise in the second half as they came back to defeat Lowell, 42-40. Quarterback Kyle Thomas is making people take notice. The next few games should be no trouble for Western beginning with Salem (1-0).
  12. West Bloomfield (1-0), A: The Lakers had one of the top offenses last season and quarterback Trishton Jackson has them scoring (59-31 over Dearborn) seemingly at will again. The Lakers are at Troy (0-1) this week before hosting Clarkston the next.
  13. Muskegon (0-1), A:  The Big Reds found out how difficult it is to win at Detroit C.C. Expect a big improvement offensively this week when they play Grand Rapids Christian.
  14. Lowell (0-1), A: Defensively the Red Arrows appeared tired in the last 14 minutes against W.L. Western. Coach Noel Dean will have his team ready this week when they face Chicago Hubbard.
  15.  Mount Pleasant (1-0), A: The Oilers took care of one of the better teams (Midland Dow, 34-20) in the Saginaw Valley last week. Flint Carman-Ainsworth should provide some competition this week.
  16.  Midland (1-0), A: The Chemics had a great start last week (42-11 over Traverse City West) after last season’s sub-.500 record. Midland should be 3-0 when it faces Mount Pleasant.
  17. Muskegon Mona Shores (1-0), A: The Sailors picked up right where they let off last season as they whipped Holland West Ottawa, 55-0. Mona Shores should have little trouble this week against Fruitport before facing Rockford.
  18.  Detroit East English Village Prep (1-0), A: East English showed last week (56-20 over Walled Lake Central) that Cass Tech and King aren’t the only good teams in the PSL. Tough games (Detroit Renaissance, Detroit King) the next two weeks.
  19. Warren De La Salle (0-1): A: The Pilots need to find answers offensively. Their defense is fine. Should be easy wins (two teams from Windsor) the next two weeks before the Pilots face Birmingham Brother Rice.
  20. Romeo (1-0), A: It wasn’t surprising that Romeo beat Oxford, but the score (47-0) was. Play in the MAC White begins this week against Grosse Pointe South.
  21. Lapeer (1-0), A: Rochester (48-0) proved to be a pushover. The Lightning should be 4-0 when it takes on Mount Pleasant.
  22. Howell (1-0), A: Defeating Monroe 28-14 was a good win for Howell and its league (KLAA). It should be a breeze this week against Westland John Glenn (0-1).
  23. Allen Park, (1-0), A: Easy street just ended (54-0 over Taylor Kennedy) for Allen Park. The Jaguars face perennial Downriver League power Wyandotte Roosevelt (1-0) next.
  24. Caledonia (1-0), A: After defeating Battle Creek Harper Creek, 41-3, Caledonia’s schedule will be more competitive in two weeks when it faces East Grand Rapids.
  25. Zeeland West (1-0), B: West outlasted a good Oak Park team, 42-34, last Saturday and will have a short week to prepare for Swartz Creek on Thursday.