After spending multiple weeks as the No. 1-ranked team in Class A, the DeWitt Panthers dropped two spots to No. 3 in the latest Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association rankings.
The Panthers fell to Portage Central, the No. 2-ranked team in Class A, in four sets last Monday. However, DeWitt followed the loss with a victory over Mason and a win over Class B No. 1-ranked Lakewood in the St. Johns Invitational.
In Class C, the Bath Bees worked their way back to a top-10 spot after being demoted last week. The Bees are ranked eighth. Laingsburg is ranked No. 9 in Class C.
Lansing Christian has remained as the No. 4 team in Class D.
The complete rankings are below.
Lansing area high school volleyball leaders: Oct. 11
2. Portage Central
7. Grand Rapids Christian
Honorable mention: Lake Orion, Grand Haven, Dakota, Niles, East Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Stoney Creek, Forest Hills Northern, Forest Hills Central, Anchor Bay, Romeo, Gull Lake, Mattawan, Eisenhower, Lowell
2. North Branch
4. Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
6. Harper Creek
7. Notre Dame Preparatory
9. Grand Rapids South Christian
Honorable mention: Montague, Corunna, Swan Valley, Frankenmuth, Goodrich, Coopersville, Zeeland West, Forest Hills Eastern, Whitehall, Holland Christian
1. Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central
3. Kalamazoo Christian
4. Traverse City St. Francis
5. Brown City
6. Kent City
7. New Lothrop
Honorable mention: Centreville, Covenant Christian, Schoolcraft, Valley Lutheran
1. Plymouth Christian Academy
4. Lansing Christian
5. North Adams Jerome
8. Cardinal Mooney
9. Sutton’s Bay
Honorable mention: Battle Creek St. Phillips, Camden Frontier, Cheryl Stockwell, Engadine, Fife Lake Forest Area, Crystal Falls Forest Park
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