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Prep football: Ishpeming remains unanimous No. 1 in state AP poll

UPSSA voters rank Hematites No. 2 behind Menominee

September 24, 2013
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - The Ishpeming Hematites remain a unanimous No. 1 in the Michigan Associated Press Division 7 prep football poll this week, but once again sit No. 2 behind Menominee in the latest UPSSA Big Five poll.

Menominee (4-0) is No. 1 in the U.P. for the second-straight week, garnering three first-place votes to Ishpeming's two out of the five-member UPSSA panel. Ishpeming (4-0) nabbed all five first-place votes in the AP poll.

The Mining Journal does not vote in either poll.

Negaunee (4-0) is No. 4 behind No. 3 Kingsford (4-0) in the UPSSA poll with West Iron County (4-0 sitting fifth).

The Miners are also ranked No. 7 in the state by the AP in Division 6, while in Division 5,

Kingsford is No. 3 and Menominee is No. 4. The Flivvers and Maroons will play Friday in a possible GNC title bout in Menominee.

Fact Box

UPSSA Football Poll

Sept. 23, 2013

(First-place votes in parentheses)

BIG FIVE

School W-L Pts

1. Menominee (3) 4-0 23

2. Ishpeming (2) 4-0 22

3. Kingsford 4-0 15

4. Negaunee 4-0 10

5. West Iron Co. 4-0 4

Other: Marquette 3-1, 1.

LITTLE FIVE

School W-L Pts

1. Forest Park (3) 4-0 23

2. N. Dickinson (2) 4-0 22

3. North Central 4-0 15

4. St. Ignace 3-1 10

5. Pickford 3-1 3

Others: Gogebic 3-1, 1; Lake Linden-Hubbell 2-2, 1.

EIGHT MAN

School W-L Pts

1. Rapid River (3) 4-0 23

2. Cedarville (2) 4-0 22

Michigan AP Poll

Division 7

School W-L Points

1. Ishpeming (5) (4-0) 50

2. Detroit Loyola (4-0) 45

3. Pewamo-Westphalia (4-0) 38

4. Hudson (4-0) 33

5. Saginaw Nouvel (3-1) 25

6. Flint Beecher (4-0) 24

7. Lake City (4-0) 21

8. Decatur (4-0) 17

9. Traverse City St. Francis (3-1) 10

10. Marlette (4-0) 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Royal Oak Shrine (4-0) 3. 12, Schoolcraft (3-1) 2. 13, Whittemore-Prescott (3-1) 1.

Division 6

School W-L Points

1. Ithaca (4) (4-0) 49

2. Jackson Lumen Christi (1) (4-0) 43

3. Monroe St. Mary Cath. Central (4-0) 42

4. Grass Lake (4-0) 30

5. Montrose (4-0) 27

6. Clinton (4-0) 22

7. Negaunee (4-0) 20

8. Jonesville (4-0) 16

9. Madison Heights Madison (4-0) 14

10. Shelby (4-0) 6

Others receiving votes: 11, Niles Brandywine (4-0) 3. 12, Michigan Center (3-1) 2. 13, Sanford-Meridian (4-0) 1.

In the UPSSA Little Five poll, Forest Park (4-0) is No. 1 with three first-place votes and North Dickinson (4-0) is No. 2 with two first-place votes.

In the AP poll, North Dickinson is No. 5 and Forest Park sits No. 6 with St. Ignace No. 10.

 
 

 

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