Lansing-Area High School Football Power Rankings After Week 6
We are now down to three undefeated teams in the Mid-Michigan area with three weeks left in the regular season after Olivet’s victory over Lakewood. What’s really surprising is that there are no unbeatens in the CAAC and the CMAC.
League play concludes in the CAAC Red & White, as well as the GLAC.
There are some changes in this week’s poll, let’s get on with this week’s rankings.
The Panthers continued their outstanding play with an easier than expected 38-12 win over St. Johns last Friday.
DeWitt has never lost in CAAC Red conference play. They face arch-rival Haslett on the road this Friday night for the outright Red championship.
Grand Ledge (5-1)
After struggling early, the Comets eventually took care of Jackson at home last Friday, 35-12.
GL now has the outright lead in the CAAC Blue with three weeks left. They should take of Eastern this Friday to qualify for a playoff spot.
The Eagles made a major statement with a huge 34-6 road win over previously unbeaten Lakewood.
Shane McKeown rushed for three TD’s and Heath Flowers ran for 140 yards.
Olivet should clinch the outright GLAC title when they play at last-place Stockbridge Friday night.
The Red Raiders have looked great since losing late to Sexton in Week 2.
They will clinch their third straight CAAC White championship if they take care of Eaton Rapids this Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets drop in the rankings not because of anything they did, but by how impressive that Olivet and Portland have been.
Ithaca won their 70th straight regular season game when they annihilated St.Charles 56-8 last Friday.
They’ll host Ovid-Elsie this Friday night for the Tri-Valley West championship.
Lansing Catholic (5-1)
The Cougars rebounded from the blowout loss to Portland with a 26-10 win over Fowlerville on the road.
They’ll try to qualify for the playoffs when they host an improved Ionia squad this Friday night.
The Pirates are looking great (did you check out their gold pants against Laingsburg? Very strong) after they knocked off the Wolfpack 32-11 to take the CMAC lead.
They should be favored to finish 8-1 and get themselves ready for another state title run in Division 7.
The Vikings won easily over Waverly to move to 5-1 on the season.
Star QB Hyrum Tibbets has battled some injuries this year, but Mitchell Mowid has played well in his place.
They may need both of them if they want to beat DeWitt at home this Friday for the outright CAAC Red title.
The Vikings were surprisingly dominated at home by Olivet 34-6 last Friday night.
Lakewood probably won’t win at least a share of the GLAC title for the third straight year. But they’ll try to get playoff-eligible when they visit the improved Leslie Blackhawks this Friday night.
Travis Long’s crew is having their best season since Chris Robinson toted the rock for them back in the mid-2000’s.
The Mauraders have a chance to win the Tri-Valley West championship in 2017, that’s the good news. The bad news is that they have to visit Ithaca this Friday night for the outright title.