We are now down to four undefeated teams in the Mid-Michigan area after DeWitt and Lakewood suffered their first loss of the season on Friday night.

RELATED: See last week's Power Rankings

Holt's loss to Jackson knocks them out of the poll, and there's other changes to this week's poll.

Here's the Week 9 Power Rankings:

  • 1

    Portland (8-0, 5-0)

    Last Week: No. 1

    The outright CAAC White champions blew out Olivet 59-19 on the road.  Only a strong Marshall squad stands in the way of a 9-0 regular season.

  • 2

    Grand Ledge (8-0, 6-0)

    Last Week: No. 3

    Overcame SEVEN turnovers to beat East Lansing 31-21 at home.  The Comets visit their arch-rivals in the Holt Rams on Friday.

  • 3

    Pewamo-Westphalia (8-0, 7-0)

    Last Week: No. 5

    Won the outright CMAC championship with a surprisingly easy win over Fowler.  Running back Jared Smith is almost at 2,000 yards for the season.  Could be another long playoff run for the Pirates.

  • 4

    Ithaca (8-0, 7-0)

    Last Week: No. 6

    The Yellow Jackets have been dominant this season.  Another trip to Ford Field is a possibility, if not a likelihood.

  • 5

    DeWitt (7-1, 5-0)

    Last Week: No. 2

    Tough, tough loss to an excellent Menominee team on the road.  But it could be an excellent primer for the postseason for the Panthers.

  • 6

    Lansing Catholic (7-1, 5-1)

    Last Week: No. 7

    A great preparation for the playoffs await the Cougars.  They head to the defending Division 6 champion Monroe St. Mary CC to close the regular season.

  • 7

    Dansville (7-1, 6-1)

    Last Week: No. 8

    The CMAC runners-up will likely be 8-1 entering the playoffs as they host winless Vermontville Maple Valley.  Should get at least one home game in the postseason.

  • 8

    Lakewood (7-1, 5-0)

    Last Week: No. 4

    Nearly came back to beat Fowlerville.  Should be able to beat Ionia to close the season.  Nick Boucher is the area coach of the year after leading the Vikings to a GLAC title.

  • 9

    Jackson (6-2, 5-2)

    Last Week: Unranked

    Crushed an improving Holt team at home on Friday.  But now they take on arch-rival Lumen Christi to close the regular season.

  • 10

    St. Johns (6-2, 4-1)

    Last Week: Unranked

    The Red Wings are back in the poll after cruising past Fruitport 37-14.  A win over Goodrich could secure a home game in the first round of the playoffs.