Mick McCabe’s top-25 teams: Nos. 16-20

Farmington Hills Harrison coach John Herrington.

Farmington Hills Harrison coach John Herrington.

All players are seniors unless noted. (2015 records in parentheses).

16. DeWitt (9-2)

Top players: DB/slot J.D. Ross, OT Cam Fegeur, junior WR/DB Allen Smith, OT/DE Cade Skaar, TE/DE Alec Guillaume, LB Michael Stygles.

Coach: Rob Zimmerman, 18th year (168-37).

Overview: With eight offensive and seven defensive starters back, DeWitt should be quite good. The Panthers might have the best all-around player in the Lansing area in Ross, and the overall team speed is impressive. Fegeur and Skaar will lead an experienced offensive line.

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17. Ann Arbor Pioneer (7-4)

Top players: LB/RB

Antjuan Simmons, DEs/TEs Derrick Hubbard and Jordan Nwogu, WR-QB/DB Cedric Benton, WR/DB Jordan Harris, DL/Justin Collier.

Coach: Jari Brown, fourth year (15-14).

Overview: With eight returning starters from a defense that gave up 15.5 points per game in reaching the district final last year, Pioneer will be difficult to move the ball against.

18. Oak Park (5-5)

Top players: RB/LB Dylan Stackhouse, OT/DT JaRaymond Hall, junior OG/DT Marquan McCall, WR Robert Zanders, TB Najee Trinity, QB Dawan Mathis, DT/OG Dominic Williams, freshman OT/DE Justin Rogers.

Coach: Greg Carter, 22nd season (163-81), sixth season at Oak Park (31-22).

Overview: With Hill and McCall leading the way on the massive offensive line, look for Trinity, who gained over 900 yards last season while sharing the spot last season, to have a breakout year.

19. Warren De La Salle (6-4)

Top players: RB/DB Allen Stritzinger, DBs Kevin Lee and junior Brendan Madigan, LBs Steve Killop and Evan Holland, junior Edwin Dotson.

Coach: Mike Giannone, firsy year at De La Salle, 19th overall (158-51).

Overview: Giannone inherits a program with an excellent defense that will be able to compete in the tough Central Division. The offense will revolve around Stritzinger (Syracuse), who is a threat to score every time he touches the ball.

20. Farmington Hills Harrison (7-4)

Top players: Junior LB/TE Ovie Oghoufo, LB/FB Guam Lee, TB/LB Brendan Brown, QB Jim O’Connor, OT Linden Ivezic, LB Mike Knox, K/P Carl Hanpeter, junior C/OG John O’Connor.

Coach: John Herrington, 47th year (420-100-1).

Overview: The Hawks should play excellent defense, led by Oghoufo, Brown and Knox. A tough offensive line should provide a boost to the running attack.

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Come back through Thursday for teams 1-3, 6-15.

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

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