A few changes to this week's poll, especially at the bottom with losses by Fowlerville (to Lansing Catholic) and Fowler (to Laingsburg) in week 4.

There's also a little shuffling in the top 7 with some closer than expected wins by some top teams.  These will change again next week with P-W visiting Laingsburg on Friday night.

Ok, on with this week's rankings:

  • 1

    Portland (5-0, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 1

    Ionia put up a tough fight against their county rivals, but TD's by Logan Lefke and Gabe Schrauben gave the Red Raiders the victory.  They are at Eaton Rapids this week.

  • 2

    Pewamo-Westphalia (5-0, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 2

    It's getting very difficult to keep P-W at #2.  Another awesome performance for the Pirates in Week 4, a 61-0 whitewashing of Fulton.

    If Jared Smith played in five full games, he'd be near 2,000 yards right now.  But he's only played three full games so far.

    The Pirates are at Laingsburg on Friday.

     

  • 3

    Grand Ledge (4-1, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 4

    The Comets rallied from behind to beat Jackson on Friday 30-19.

    Grand Ledge still has games against East Lansing, Holt, and Everett.  If they win all three, the CAAC Blue title will be theirs in 2016.

  • 4

    Lansing Catholic (4-1, 2-1)

    Last Week: No. 3

    The Cougars struggled all night long with Fowlerviile, but their defense shut out the Gladiators in the second half to squeeze out a 21-17 win.

    Michael Lynn III and Konnor Maloney continue to impress, and they'll need to continue their great play.  They are at Ionia this week.

     

  • 5

    Lakewood (5-0, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 5

    The Vikings held Stockbridge QB Mason Gee-Montgomery in check, and their offense was dominant in a 57-21 win.

    Their game at Olivet on Friday night will decide the GLAC title this season.

  • 6

    Ithaca (5-0, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 6

    Give Ovid-Elsie credit for making the Yellow Jackets play a full 48 minutes (no running clock).  But it was still an easy win for Ithaca.

    The last obstacle to 9-0 is this week when they host 4-1 Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary on Friday.

  • 7

    DeWitt (4-1, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 7

    The Panthers have rebounded nicely after the Grand Ledge loss in Week 2.  They have looked good in decisive wins over Mason and Owosso.

    Will Nagle continues to lead the way for DeWitt.  They host arch-rival Haslett on Friday.

  • 8

    Laingsburg (5-0, 3-0)

    Last Week: No. 9

    The Wolfpack got a tough road win over Fowler, 25-14 last Friday night.  Nick Putnam is having a great year for coach Brian Borgman.

    The CMAC title will likely be up for grabs this coming Friday when they host P-W this Friday night.

  • 9

    Mason (3-1, 2-1)

    Last Week: Unranked

    The Bulldogs slugged it out with Haslett and able to scrape out a 12-10 victory over the Vikings.

    Mason's defense is legitimate, and they'll need to be when they visit Waverly and their terrific offense this coming Friday.

  • 10

    Olivet (4-1, 3-0)

    Last Week: Unranked

    Olivet has been below the radar all season long, but Gabe Priddy's crew has been very good.

    They'll really raise eyebrows if they knock off unbeaten Lakewood this coming Friday.  The GLAC title almost certainly goes to the winner.