Ann Arbor Territory Football Power Leaderboard for Week 5

ANN ARBOR – After an action-packed fourth week board, there was movement and excitement in the high school football rankings in the Ann Arbor area.

See which teams have been promoted or relegated this week’s leaderboard.

Pioneer players walk the sidelines during a soccer game at Ann Arbor Huron High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, September 10, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

10. Ann Arbor Pioneer (0-3)

Previous ranking: No. 10

Last week’s result: lost 17-8 to Ann Arbor Skyline

The Pioneers struggled but still failed to bring Jimmy Williams his first win as head coach in the game against rival Skyline.

Whitmore Lake vs. Father Gabriel Richard football match

FGR head coach Jon Robinson speaks to his team during a soccer game at Whitmore Lake High School in Whitmore Lake on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

9. Ann Arbor father Gabriel Richard (1-3)

Previous ranking: No. 8

Last week’s result: Beat Riverview Gabriel Richard 14-7

The Fighting Irish took their first win in the Jon Robinson era after a rough first three weeks of the season.

Ann Arbor Skyline vs. Dexter High School Football

Skyline players will be featured prior to the Ann Arbor Skyline vs Dexter game at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on Thursday September 2, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

8. Ann Arbor Skyline (1-3)

Previous ranking: No. 9

Last week’s result: Beat Pioneer 17-8

The Eagles have had an 8-game losing streak from last season and have now beaten rival Pioneer for consecutive seasons and three times in their last four games.

Whitmore Lake vs. Father Gabriel Richard football match

Whitmore Lake’s Jackson Wilson, 20, claps during a soccer game at Whitmore Lake High School in Whitmore Lake on Thursday, August 26, 2021. Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

7. Whitmore Lake (3-1)

Previous ranking: No. 6

Last week’s result: lost 32-28 to Lutheran Westland

The Trojans dropped 19 points in the fourth quarter after losing their first game of the season last week.

Dexter at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School Football

Lincoln players take the field before Ypsilanti Lincoln’s game against Dexter at Lincoln High School on Friday, September 17, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

6. Ypsilanti Lincoln (1-3)

Previous ranking: No. 7

Last week’s result: 44-34 lost to Dexter

Lincoln had a tough schedule but has faced some of the best teams in the region, including a strong performance against Dexter.

Milan vs St. Mary Catholic High School Football

Milan’s William Gaskell V (12) carries the ball during a soccer game at Milan High School in Milan on Friday September 17, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

5. Milan (3-1)

Previous ranking: No. 4

Last week’s result: lost 21-15 to Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central

The Big Reds missed an important conference match last week but still have a ton to play in 2021.

Dexter at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School Football

Dexter’s Micah Davis (20) congratulates Dexter’s Gerzon Herter (8) on breaking a pass during Ypsilanti Lincoln’s game against Dexter at Lincoln High School on Friday, September 17, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

4. Skill (3-1)

Previous ranking: No. 5

Last week’s result: Beat Ypsilanti Lincoln 44-34

The Dreadnaughts bounced back with another explosive offensive performance, starting 3-1 for the second time in three years.

Huron vs Pioneers soccer game

Huron’s Adam Samaha (3) competes during a soccer game at Ann Arbor Huron High School in Ann Arbor on Friday, September 10, 2021.Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

3. Ann Arbor Huron (3-1)

Previous ranking: No. 3

Last week’s result: Beat Temperance Bedford 31-30

The River Rats have improved dramatically this season with an important win over Bedford, proving once again that they are an elite team in the Ann Arbor area.

Cheslea vs Trenton football game

Chelsea’s Nicholas Fisk (1) takes the field before a soccer game at Chelsea High School in Chelsea on Friday, August 27, 2021. Alyte Katilius | MLive.com

2. Chelsea (3-0)

Previous ranking: No. 2

Last week’s result: Idle (victory lost)

Chelsea tried to find an opponent last week after Pinckney canceled but had to settle for a losing win. In the long run, a week off might be good for the Bulldogs as they will have fresh legs in the second half of the regular season.

Saline vs. Hudsonville Football at the Big House

Saline quarterback CJ Carr (13) gestures to the sidelines during Saline’s game against Hudsonville at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Friday, August 27, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

1. Saline solution (4-0)

Previous ranking: No. 1

Last week’s result: Beat Monroe 34-7

The Hornets remain the top team in the region and, despite the injuries they sustained this fall, are one of the best teams in the state. Her offense fires from behind second QB CJ Carr and her defense has allowed fewer points in the next game in each of her four competitions this year.

MORE:

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Top Performers of the Week 4 Ann Arbor Area Football Player of the Week Fan Poll

Michigan Associated Press High School Football State Ranking through Week 4

See which Ann Arbor area soccer teams are in the playoffs after Week 4

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