Top squads stay put in Ann Arbor-area girls basketball power rankings – MLive.com

ANN ARBOR – There wasn’t much movement in the Ann Arbor-area girls basketball rankings as the top teams took care of business, though this week will feature a few showdown matchups.

Check out this week’s rankings below.

10. Ann Arbor Skyline (1-7)

Previous ranking: No. 9

It’s been a rough season for the Eagles but they were finally able to get in the win column with Monday’s win over Monroe.

9. Ypsilanti Lincoln (2-7)

Previous ranking: Unranked

The Railsplitters had some success with a win over Huron last week but fell to tough opponents in Pioneer and Temperance Bedford, and will have to travel to Saline on Thursday.

8. Ypsilanti (4-5)

Previous ranking: No. 7

The Grizzlies beat Huron twice on Saturday but were overmatched in their second game against Saline on Monday night.

7. Milan (6-7)

Previous ranking: No. 8

The Big Reds were able to snap a 3-game losing streak with a win over Grosse Ile on Monday and can get a second win over Grosse Ile when the two play again on Wednesday.

6. Dexter (8-3)

Previous ranking: No. 6

After falling to Jackson, the Dreadnaughts have run off wins in a row, including an impressive victory over Temperance Bedford on Saturday.

5. Chelsea (8-2)

Previous ranking: No. 4

The Bulldogs needed a comeback on Saturday to keep their win streak alive. Their offense has found its stride with 60-plus points in the last three games.

4. Ann Arbor Father Gabriel Richard (10-2)

Previous ranking: No. 5

The Fighting Irish are a legitimate team but will need to stay healthy to have a real chance at making a run in the postseason. They’ve managed to stay afloat with starters missing multiple games and they’ll be a team to watch down the stretch, if they’re at full strength.

Saline beats Pioneer 58-34 at home on Tuesday night

Pioneer’s Mya Hicks (14) highfives her teammates as she takes the court against Saline at Saline High School in Saline on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Saline beat Pioneer 58-34. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com)Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor News

3. Ann Arbor Pioneer (8-1)

Previous ranking: No. 3

The Pioneers continued to plow through the competition last week with back-to-back 30-plus point wins. They started this week off with another dominant victory over Huron and will host Skyline on Thursday.

Arbor Prep loses to Grass lake during the varsity girls basketball on Friday night

Arbor Prep’s Kyra Lawrence (14) rebounds the ball during the varsity girls game against Grass Lake at Arbor Prep in Ypsilanti on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com)Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor News

2. Ypsilanti Arbor Prep (10-1)

Previous ranking: No. 2

Arbor Prep has won eight games in a row with its last three wins coming by an average of 31.3 points per game. The Grizzlies aren’t afraid to face tough competition, and this will be the toughest week of the season with Adrian Lenawee Christian, Detroit Edison and Grosse Pointe South all on the schedule.

Stemmer Sisters

Ella Stemmer, left (12), cheers while her coach Leigh Ann Rohem talks to the Saline team during a timeout and away game against Monroe on Friday, March 5, 2021. (Alie Skowronski/mlive.com)Alie Skowronski | The Ann Arbor

No. 1 Saline (11-0)

Previous ranking: No. 1

The Hornets remain the top squad in the Ann Arbor area after another dominant week of play. They started this week off with another lopsided win over Ypsilanti on Monday to further strengthen their hold on the SEC-Red.

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