Mick McCabe's Week 5 high school football rankings

Mick McCabe's Week 5 high school football rankings

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Mick McCabe's Week 5 high school football rankings

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Detroit Cass Tech's Willie Reid tackles Detroit East English's Desjuan Johnson on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Detroit.

Detroit Cass Tech’s Willie Reid tackles Detroit East English’s Desjuan Johnson on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Detroit.

The biggest surprise in this week’s rankings is that Division 2’s No. 1 team, Walled Lake Western, suddenly has a loss, even after beating Waterford Kettering, 40-21.

The loss comes in the from of a just-revealed Week 1 forfeiture to Farmington when Western learned it played an ineligible player.

Division 6 has the biggest shakeup after No. 1 Millington lost to Frankenmuth and Charlevoix fell to Maple City Glen Lake. That leaves former No. 3 Negaunee as the new No. 1 team and it has a legitimate resume to be ranked that high.

Moving up to No. 2 in Division 6 is Laingsburg, which will have its hands full this week when it plays Pewamo-Westphalia.

Clarkston and Rochester Adams moved into the Division 1 rankings following losses by Grand Blanc and Romeo. Grandville moved up a spot to No. 5 after it trounced East Kentwood, 46-3. It will be tested this week at Rockford.

Despite Losing to Novi Detroit Catholic Central in overtime, Birmingham Brother Rice moves into the Division 2 rankings despite two losses. Farmington Hills Harrison, which lost to Adams, remains in the rankings with two losses.

Byron Center takes over the Zeeland West’s No. 10 spot in Division 3 by beating West, the only ranked D-3 team to lose last week.

Every ranked team in Division 4 and Division 5 won last week, keeping those Top 10s the same.

Clinton was the only Division 7 team to lose last week, making room for Concord to make its first appearance in the rankings in years.

Defending Division 7 state champ Ishpeming, which dropped to Division 8 this season, was knocked out of the rankings for the first time in years when it lost to Norway.

Saginaw Nouvel remained in the D-8 ratings despite losing, 26-0, to South Holland (Ill.) Thornwood, a school with 1,880 students. Nouvel has 248 students.

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

Mick McCabe’s rankings

Super 10

Rank, School, Record, Division

1. Detroit Cass Tech, 5-0, 1

Will finally be tested Saturday against King

2. Walled Lake Western, 4-1, 2

The loss is the recent forfeiture of Week 1

3. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 5-0, 1

A second straight overtime win, this one against Brother Rice

4. Muskegon, 4-1, 3

The Big Reds overwhelmed Reeths-Puffer, 66-0

5. Detroit King, 5-0, 2

It’s biggest challenge will be Saturday at Cass Tech

6. Lowell, 5-0, 2

An impressive 35-10 win over a good Greenville team

7. Utica Eisenhower, 5-0, 1

A last-second win over Romeo will help in the playoffs

8. Dearborn Fordson, 5-0, 1

The Tractors roll over Thurston, 45-6

9. Grandville, 5-0, 1

A thoroughly dominating 46-3 win over Kentwood

10. River Rouge, 4-1, 4

Should have its biggest test against Notre Dame Prep

Division 1

Rank, School, Record, Last week

 1. Detroit Cass Tech, 5-0, 1

 2. Novi Detroit Catholic Central, 5-0, 2

 3. Utica Eisenhower, 5-0, 3

 4. Dearborn Fordson, 5-0, 4

 5. Grandville, 5-0, 6

 6. Davison, 5-0, 5

 7. Warren Mott, 5-0, 8

 8. Saline, 5-0, 9

 9. Clarkston, 4-1, _

10. Rochester Adams, 4-1, _

Division 2

 1. Walled Lake Western, 4-1, 1

 2. Detroit King, 5-0, 2

 3. Lowell, 5-0, 3

 4. Midland Dow, 5-0, 4

 5. Birmingham Groves, 5-0, 6

6. Temperance Bedford, 4-1, 10

 7. Traverse City Central, 5-0, 5

 8. Farmington Hills Harrison, 3-2, 9

 9. Birmingham Brother Rice, 3-2, _

10. Portage Central, 4-1, _

Division 3

 1. Muskegon, 4-1, 1

 2. Grand Rapids Christian, 5-0, 2

 3. Allen Park, 5-0, 3

 4. Chelsea, 5-0, 4

 5. Edwardsburg, 5-0, 5

 6. Battle Creek Harper Creek, 5-0, 6

 7. Orchard Lake St. Mary, 3-2, 7

 8. DeWitt, 4-1, 8

 9. Trenton, 5-0, 9

10. Byron Center, 4-1, _

Division 4

 1. River Rouge, 4-1, 1

 2. Birmingham Det. Country Day, 5-0, 2

 3. Grand Rapids Catholic Central, 5-0, 3

 4. Corunna, 5-0, 4

 5. Marysville, 5-0, 5

 6. Benton Harbor, 5-0, 6

 7. Escanaba, 5-0, 7

 8. Hamilton, 5-0, 8

 9. Hudsonville Unity Christian, 5-0, 9

10. Grosse Ile, 5-0, 10

Division 5

 1. Grand Rapids West Catholic, 4-1, 1

 2. Menominee, 5-0, 2

 3. Ithaca, 5-0, 3

 4. Frankenmuth, 5-0, 4

 5. Montague, 5-0, 5

 6. Portland, 5-0, 6

 7. Ida, 5-0, 7

 8. Lansing Catholic, 4-1, 8

 9. Freeland, 5-0, 9

10. Algonac, 5-0, 10

Division 6

 1. Negaunee, 5-0, 3

 2. Laingsburg, 5-0, 4

 3. Grass Lake, 5-0, 5

 4. Schoolcraft, 5-0, 6

 5. Millington, 4-1, 1

6. Roscommon, 5-0, 7

 7. Quincy, 5-0, 8

 8. Maple City Glen Lake, 4-1, 9

 9. LeRoy Pine River, 4-1, 10

10. Calumet, 4-1, _

Division 7

 1. Detroit Loyola, 4-1, 1

 2. Traverse City St. Francis, 5-0, 2

 3. Pewamo-Westphalia, 5-0, 3

 4. New Lothrop, 5-0, 4

 5. Saugatuck, 5-0, 5

 6. Hudson, 5-0, 7

 7. Sand Creek, 5-0, 8

 8. Iron Mountain, 4-1, 9

 9. Ubly, 5-0, 10

10. Concord, 5-0, _

Division 8

 1. Muskegon Catholic Central, 5-0, 1

 2. Climax-Scotts, 5-0, 2

 3. Frankfort, 5-0, 3

 4. St. Ignace, 4-1, 5

 5. Gaylord St Mary, 5-0, 6

 6. Ottawa Lake Whiteford, 5-0, 7

 7. Lake Linden-Hubbell, 5-0, 9

 8. Saginaw Nouvel, 3-2, 8

 9. Norway, 5-0, 10

10. Clarkston Everest, 5-0, _

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