After games ending Sunday, Jan. 29
The standings in the POWERADE Michigan Weekly Rankings are so tight, even a 12-point loss to one of the region's top teams is enough to go plummeting down the ranks. That's what happened to Lansing Eastern following a tough loss to No. 2 Sexton, a loss that would be nondescript except that it gave top teams such as Beecher and Lansing Catholic Central, which are still unbeaten, a chance to finally move up the ladder. There are now just two losses among the top five teams combined, meaning any loss, no matter how great, can spell doom for a team hoping to stay ranked.
1. Pershing (14-0) Last week: No. 1
2. Sexton (10-1) Last week: No. 2
3. Romulus (9-2) Last week: No. 9