6 Lansing-Area Girls Basketball Teams Place in AP Poll
The first editions of the high school basketball rankings were released on Tuesday and the Mid-Michigan area saw a lot of representation in the first edition.
On the Girls' side, in Class A East Lansing (8-1) and DeWitt (7-1) take spots nine and 10 respectively. The Trojans only loss this season came a the hand of the Panthers back in early December, the Panthers won that game 59-58. That win for DeWitt helped to see them start the season 7-0 not losing a game until the second semester of play started up in January.
In Girls' Class B, Williamston finds themselves sitting third in the polls with a 10-1 record. Only undefeated teams Detroit Country Day and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep are ahead of them. Williamston has only twice let an opponent score more than 45 points on them in a game.
Girls' Class C sees some CMAC teams as Pewamo-Westphalia (3rd) and Laingsburg (6th) show up to represent mid-Michigan. The Pirates won the first matchup between these two conference foes on January 13 by a score of 38-31 in Laingsburg. P-W hosts the rematch February 16.
Interestingly enough, the Class C poll is one of the most contentious polls ever seen. The amount of voting points from first place (Traverse City St. Francis, 50) and eighth (Centreville, 40) is just 10 points. That same gap in the other three polls averages over 30 voting points.
And in Class D for the Girls' polls more CMAC representation as Portland St. Patrick's (8-2) comes in 4th. The Shamrocks only two losses came at the hands of the CMAC's class C representatives, Laingsburg and Pewamo-Westphalia. Since those defeats PSP finds itself on a five game winning streak.