Sixteen Local Teams Ranked in Latest AP Polls

With the high school football regular season now half over, 16 local programs appear in the latest Associated Press polls, with Traverse City West, Clare, Pine River and Onekama making their first appearances in the polls this fall. 

Traverse City St. Francis remains atop the Division 7 standings, while St. Ignace checks in at No. 2 in Division 8. 

By The Associated Press

Division 1

School                                     Total Points

1. Detroit Cass Tech (5)             (5-0)  50     

2. Detroit Catholic Central          (5-0)  45     

3. Utica Eisenhower                   (5-0)  38     

4. Dearborn Fordson                 (5-0)  32     

5. Grandville                              (5-0)  31     

6. Saline                                   (5-0)  29     

7. Warren Mott                          (5-0)  16     

7. Davison                                (5-0)  16     

9. Clarkston                              (4-1)  4      

(tie) Rochester Adams               (4-1)  4     

Others receiving votes: 11, West Bloomfield (3-2) 3. 12, Traverse City West (4-1) 2. 12, Hudsonville (4-1) 2. 12, Northville (4-1) 2. 15, Grand Blanc (4-1) 1.

Division 2

School                                     Total Points

1. Detroit King (4)                      (5-0)  49     

2. Lowell                                   (5-0)  44     

3. Walled Lake Western (1)         (4-1)  39                         

4. Midland Dow                         (5-0)  35     

5. Birmingham Groves               (5-0)  30     

6. Traverse City Central            (5-0)  24     

7. Temperance Bedford             (4-1)  20     

8. Portage Central                     (4-1)  13     

9. Birmingham  Brother Rice       (3-2)  12     

10. Farmington Hills Harrison     (3-2)  5     

Others receiving votes: 11, Grosse Pointe South (4-1) 2. 12, Oak Park (3-2) 1. 12, Grosse Pointe North (4-1) 1.

Division 3

School                                     Total Points

1. Muskegon (5)                        (4-1)  50     

2. Edwardsburg                         (5-0)  39     

3. Allen Park                             (5-0)  37     

4. Grand Rapids Christian          (5-0)  35     

5. Chelsea                                (5-0)  34     

6. Battle Creek Harper Creek      (5-0)  21     

(tie) Orchard Lake St. Mary’s      (3-2)  21      

8. Trenton                                 (5-0)  15     

9. DeWitt                                  (4-1)  14     

10. Byron Center                       (4-1)  5     

Others receiving votes: 11, Coldwater (4-1) 2. 12, Stevensville Lakeshore (4-1) 1. 12, Warren Fitzgerald (5-0) 1.

Division 4

School                                    Total Points

1. Detroit Country Day (4)         (5-0)  49     

2. Grand Rapids Catholic Central (5-0)  43     

(tie)River Rouge (1)                    (4-1)  43     

4. Marysville                              (5-0)  34     

5. Corunna                                (5-0)  30     

6. Benton Harbor                       (5-0)  26     

7. Escanaba                              (5-0)  18     

8. Hudsonville Unity Christian     (5-0)  14     

9. Hamilton                               (5-0)  11     

10. Grosse Ile                            (5-0)  3      

(tie) Alma                                  (4-1)  3     

Others receiving votes: 12, Whitehall (4-1) 1.

Division 5

School                                     Total Points

1. Ithaca (4)                               (5-0)  45     

(tie)Menominee (1)                     (5-0)  45     

3. Grand Rapids West Catholic  (4-1)  40     

4. Frankenmuth                         (5-0)  33     

5. Freeland                                (5-0)  28      

(tie) Portland                              (5-0)  28     

7. Montague                              (5-0)  25     

8. Ida                                        (5-0)  13     

9. Lansing Catholic                    (4-1)  10     

10. Algonac                              (5-0)  7     

Others receiving votes: 11, Clare (4-1) 1.

Division 6

School                                     Total Points

1. Negaunee (4)                         (5-0)  49     

2. Schoolcraft (1)                      (5-0)  42     

3. Grass Lake                            (5-0)  34     

4. Laingsburg                            (5-0)  33     

5. Glen Lake                             (4-1)  31     

6. Millington                              (4-1)  26     

7. Roscommon                         (5-0)  23     

8. Quincy                                  (5-0)  15     

9. Pine River                            (4-1)  9      

10. Calumet                               (4-1)  7     

Others receiving votes: 11, Jackson Lumen Christi (3-2) 3. 12, Charlevoix (4-1) 2. 13, Watervliet (4-1) 1.

Division 7

School                                      Total Points

1. Traverse City St. Francis (5) (5-0)   50     

2. Pewamo-Westphalia              (5-0)   42     

3. New Lothrop                          (5-0)   36     

4. Saugatuck                             (5-0)   35     

5. Detroit Loyola                        (4-1)   31     

6. Hudson                                 (5-0)   24     

7. Elkton-Pigeon Bay Port Laker (5-0)   16     

8. Iron Mountain                         (4-1)   13     

9. Ubly                                      (5-0)   12     

10. Clinton                                (4-1)   8     

Others receiving votes: 11, Concord (5-0) 4. 12, Sand Creek (5-0) 3. 13, Onekama (4-1) 1.

Division 8

School                                      Total Points

1. Muskegon Catholic Central (5) (5-0)   50     

2. St. Ignace                             (4-1)   42     

3. Climax-Scotts                        (5-0)   36     

4. Lake Linden-Hubbell               (5-0)   34     

5. Frankfort                              (5-0)   30     

6. Ottawa Lake Whiteford           (5-0)   27     

7. Norway                                 (5-0)   21     

8. Gaylord St. Mary                   (5-0)   17     

9. Newberry                              (4-1)   7      

10. Breckenridge                        (5-0)   5     

Others receiving votes: 11, Clarkston Everest Catholic (5-0) 3. 12, Vestaburg (4-1) 1. 12, Lincoln-Alcona (4-1) 1. 12, Merrill (4-1) 1.

Division 8 Player

School                                     Total Points

1. Powers North Central (9)        (5-0)   90     

2. Deckerville                             (5-0)   78     

3. Cedarville                             (5-0)   72      

4. Crystal Falls Forest Park        (4-1)   51     

5. Battle Creek St Philip             (4-1)   24    

Others receiving votes: 11, Lawrence (5-0) 18. 12, Engadine (5-0) 13. 13, Owendale-Gagetown (5-0) 7. 13, Peck (4-1) 7.

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