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Mick McCabe's Week 4 Michigan high school football rankings

Farmington Hills Harrison's Guam Lee Jr. runs the ball against West Bloomfield on September 16, 2016. Harrison won, 28-0.

Farmington Hills Harrison’s Guam Lee Jr. runs the ball against West Bloomfield on September 16, 2016. Harrison won, 28-0.

The only movement in the Division 1 rankings was Hudsonville losing soundly to Grandville, opening a spot for defending state champ Romeo to work its way back into the rankings after its Week 1 one-point loss at Oxford.

Midland and Farmington Hills Harrison both moved into the Division 2 rankings thanks to losses by Portage Central and U-D Jesuit. The Cubs were clobbered by Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, showing why St. Mary’s is ranked despite two losses. If you saw the Saline-Temperance Bedford game you understand why Bedford is still ranked despite the loss.

Trenton and DeWitt moved into the Division 3 rankings after bad losses by St. Joseph and Mason. Hudsonville Unity Christian’s win over Zeeland West earned it a spot in the Division 4 rankings, along with Grosse Ile as Benton Harbor moves up to No. 6.

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Lansing Catholic was the only Division 5 ranked team to lose last week, but the loss came to another ranked team, Portland by a point, so no one new moves into the rankings.

Madison Heights Madison dropped out of the Division 6 ratings, making room for LeRoy Pine River, which beat McBain, which was ranked in Division 7.

Iron Mountain moved down a couple of notches in Division 7 after losing to Negaunee, No. 3 in Division 6. Ubly moved into the D-7 rankings as McBain moved out.

Division 8 is usually where there is a lot of movement that occurs as schools in the state’s smallest division frequently play larger schools. But the only D-8 team to lose this week was Mendon, which lost to Buchanan, a Division 5 school. That opens a spot for once-beaten Saginaw Nouvel, which could certainly be a factor in the D-8 playoffs.

Mick McCabe’s rankings

Super 10

Rank, School, Record, Division

1. Detroit Cass Tech, 4-0, 1

Should be tested this week by East English Village

2. Walled Lake Western, 4-0, 2

Johnny Tracy finally at QB and Cody White at receiver

3.Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 4-0, 1

Excellent win against Cleveland St. Ignatius; Rice is next

4.Muskegon, 3-1, 3

Kalil Pimpleton is effective from a variety of spots

5.Detroit King, 4-0, 2

The romp through the PSL continues

6.Lowell, 4-0, 2

Another big Pink Arrow victory

7.Utica Eisenhower, 4-0, 1

Shutting out Chippewa Valley was remarkable

8.Dearborn Fordson, 4-0, 1

Another strong defensive performance against Garden City

9.Davison, 4-0, 1

Running back Tariq Reid is difficult to stop

10.River Rouge, 3-1, 4

Another game, another rout

Division 1

Rank, School, Record, Last week

 1. Detroit Cass Tech, 4-0, 1

 2. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 4-0, 2

 3. Utica Eisenhower, 4-0, 4

 4. Dearborn Fordson, 4-0, 5

 5. Davison, 4-0, 6

 6. Grandville, 4-0, 7

 7. Grand Blanc, 4-0, 8

 8. Warren Mott, 4-0, 10

 9. Saline, 4-0, 9

10. Romeo, 3-1, —

Division 2

 1. Walled Lake Western, 4-0, 1

 2. Detroit King, 4-0, 2

 3. Lowell, 4-0, 3

 4. Midland Dow, 4-0, 4

 5. Traverse City Central, 4-0, 7

 6. Birmingham Groves, 4-0, 8

 7. Grosse Pointe South, 4-0, 9

 8. Midland, 3-1, —

 9. Farmington Hills Harrison, 3-1, —

10. Temperance Bedford, 3-1, 6

Division 3

 1. Muskegon, 3-1, 1

 2. Grand Rapids Christian, 4-0, 2

 3. Allen Park, 4-0, 4

 4. Chelsea, 4-0, 7

 5. Edwardsburg, 4-0, 8

 6. Battle Creek Harper Creek, 4-0, 9

 7. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, 2-2, 10

 8. DeWitt, 3-1, —

 9. Trenton, 4-0, —

10. Zeeland West, 3-1, 5

Division 4

 1. River Rouge, 3-1, 1

 2. Birmingham Detroit Country Day, 4-0, 2

 3. Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 4-0, 3

 4. Corunna, 4-0, 5

 5. Marysville, 4-0, 6

 6. Benton Harbor, 4-0, 9

 7. Escanaba, 4-0, 8

 8. Hamilton, 4-0, 10

 9. Hudsonville Unity Christian, 4-0, —

10. Grosse Ile, 4-0, —

Division 5

 1. Grand Rapids West Catholic, 3-1, 1

 2. Menominee, 4-0, 2

 3. Ithaca, 4-0, 4

 4. Frankenmuth, 4-0, 5

 5. Montague, 4-0, 6

 6. Portland, 4-0, 7

 7. Ida, 4-0, 8

 8. Lansing Catholic, 3-1, 3

 9. Freeland, 4-0, 9

10. Algonac, 4-0, 10

Division 6

 1. Millington, 4-0, 1

 2. Charlevoix, 4-0, 2

 3. Negaunee, 4-0, 3

 4. Laingsburg, 4-0, 4

 5. Grass Lake, 4-0, 6

 6. Schoolcraft, 4-0, 7

 7. Roscommon, 4-0, 8

 8. Quincy, 4-0, 9

 9. Maple City Glen Lake, 3-1, 10

10. LeRoy Pine River, 3-1, —

Division 7

 1. Detroit Loyola, 3-1, 1

 2. Traverse City St. Francis, 4-0, 2

 3. Pewamo-Westphalia, 4-0, 3

 4. New Lothrop, 4-0, 4

 5. Saugatuck, 4-0, 5

 6. Clinton, 4-0, 7

 7. Hudson, 4-0, 9

 8. Sand Creek, 4-0, 10

 9. Iron Mountain, 3-1, 6

10. Ubly, 4-0, —

Division 8

 1. Muskegon Catholic Central, 4-0, 1

 2. Climax-Scotts, 4-0, 2

 3. Frankfort, 4-0, 3

 4. Ishpeming, 2-1, 4

 5. St. Ignace, 3-1, 6

 6. Gaylord St Mary, 4-0, 7

 7. Ottawa Lake Whiteford, 4-0, 8

 8. Saginaw Nouvel, 3-1, —

 9. Lake Linden-Hubbell, 4-0, 9

10. Norway, 4-0, 10

Contact Mick McCabe: 313-223-4744 or mmccabe@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mickmccabe1.

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