Ypsilanti boys, Dexter girls sit atop AnnArbor.com basketball power rankings
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
Ypsilanti flexed its muscles against Adrian, coming away with a 35-point victory, and with it comes a move up to the top spot in this week’s AnnArbor.com Washtenaw County Power Rankings.
The move up came at the expense of Pioneer, which got tripped up at Temperance Bedford, ending its eight-game winning streak with a two-point road loss.
The separation between these two teams appears minimal. When they meet on Feb. 5 at Ypsilanti in an SEC crossover match, they can settle the debate over who deserves to occupy the top spot on the court.
Milan, meanwhile, continued its Huron League dominance by topping previously unbeaten Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central by 32 to remain in the third spot.
Our fourth and fifth-place teams, Huron and Skyline, played each other with the River Rats coming away with a six-point win, each keeping their respective positions.
Washtenaw County Boys Basketball Power Rankings
Rank, School (Record), Latest Result (last week's ranking)
Records not available: Central Academy, Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy
- Ypsilanti (8-2), def. Adrian, 67-32 Friday (2)
- Pioneer (8-3), lost to Bedford, 56-54 Friday (1)
- Milan (10-1), def. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 62-30 Friday (3)
- Huron (5-4), def. Skyline, 53-47 Friday (4)
- Skyline (4-6), lost to Huron, 53-47 Friday (5)
- Saline (7-4), def. Monroe, 53-47 Friday (6)
- Lincoln (5-6), def. Chelsea, 53-37 Friday (7)
- Greenhills (9-1), def. Novi Franklin Road Christian, 68-64 Friday (8)
- Dexter (5-5), def. Tecumseh, 47-32 Friday (9)
- Father Gabriel Richard (4-7), lost to Detroit U-D Jesuit, 91-82 Friday (10)
- Chelsea (2-8), lost to Lincoln, 53-37 Friday (11)
- Whitmore Lake (4-7), def. Britton-Deerfield, 51-40 Tuesday (12)
- Arbor Prep (6-4), def. Rudolf Steiner, 65-58 Tuesday (13)
- Willow Run (4-7), def. Taylor Trillium Academy, 73-20 Friday (16)
- Rudolf Steiner (8-5), def. Lansing New Covenant Christian, 59-15 Friday (14)
- Washtenaw Christian (7-3), def. Monroe Meadow Montessori, 53-10 Friday (15)
- Manchester (0-12), lost to Addison, 64-37 Friday (17)
- Calvary Christian (1-9), def. Warren Macomb Christian, 40-36 Friday (18)
Dexter girls stay No. 1, Manchester takes over No. 2
With an easy win over Tecumseh, Dexter keeps the No. 1 ranking it has held all season heading into a week-and-a-half stretch that will feature games against Lincoln, Adrian and Huron.
Last week’s No. 2, Lincoln, takes a tumble in this week’s rankings after a 28-point home loss to Chelsea. Manchester, Chelsea and Huron, all of whom went undefeated on the week, make a move up as a result.
Washtenaw County Girls Basketball Power Rankings Rank, School (Record), Latest Result (last week's ranking)
Record not available: Central Academy, Calvary Christian
- Dexter (12-1), def. Tecumseh, 54-27 Friday (1)
- Manchester (12-1), def. Vandercook Lake, 57-13 Thursday (3)
- Chelsea (8-4), def. Lincoln 56-28 Friday (4)
- Huron (7-4), def. Skyline, 62-20 Friday (5)
- Lincoln (10-3), lost to Chelsea, 56-28 Friday (2)
- Saline (7-6), def. Monroe, 51-24 Friday (6)
- Ypsilanti (7-5), def. Adrian, 53-27 Friday (8)
- Pioneer (7-5), lost to Temperance Bedford, 39-33 Friday (7)
- Arbor Prep (9-3), idle (10)
- Skyline (5-8), lost to Huron, 62-20 Friday (9)
- Rudolf Steiner (7-2), def. Lansing New Covenant Christian Friday (11)
- Greenhills (6-5), lost to Novi Franklin Road Christian, 47-42 Friday (12)
- Willow Run (5-6), def. Albion, 28-27 Wednesday (13)
- Washtenaw Christian (4-5), def. Monroe Meadow Montessori, 39-12 Friday (17)
- Father Gabriel Richard (2-11) lost to Bloomfield Hills Marian, 58-17 Friday (16)
- Milan (2-11), lost to Carleton Airport, 66-27 Thursday (14)
- Whitmore Lake (2-10), lost to Britton-Deerfield 52-30 Tuesday (15)
Game of the Week
Next Tuesday's Huron vs. Dexter girls basketball game currently has a slight lead in the AnnArbor.com Game of the Week voting. The poll is open until Saturday at noon and you can vote once per hour until then.