Division 1 top 5 shuffle headlines latest Michigan high school volleyball rankings

Michigan‘s high school volleyball playoffs are just over six weeks away, and at this point in the season, the state’s top teams are starting to realize their potential.

Among the most impressive teams last week were Ann Arbor Skyline, who beat Monroe and saw the Miss Volleyball runner-up and the University of Nebraska commit Harper Murray achieve his 2,000th career kill, Farmington Hills Mercy, who swept St. Catherine of Siena, Ypsilanti Lincoln and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, and Holland Christian, who defeated his rival Hamilton.

All of these games had a big impact on the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association’s latest state rankings, so follow us to see the top teams in Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4 in MIVCA’s Week 4 polls.

Ann Arbor Skyline’s Harper Murray (2) kicks the ball to a teammate during the MHSAA Division 1 State Championship at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan on Saturday November 20, 2021. Bloomfield Hills Marian defeated Ann Arbor Skyline in four sets to win the state championship. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)Joel Bissell | MLive.com

Division 1

1. Bloomfield Hills Marian (previous rank: 1)

2. Ann Arbor Skyline (4)

3. Farmington Hills Mercy (7)

4. Northville (2)

5. Hudsonville (6)

6. Grand Rapids Forest Hills North (3)

7. Clarkton (9)

8. Cooperville (8)

9. Macomb Dakota (5)

10. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Center (10)

HONORABLE MENTION: Rockford, Caledonia, Grand Haven, Mattawan, Richland Gull Lake, Battle Creek Lakeview, Grand Blanc, White Lake Lakeland, Novi

MHSAA D2 Volleyball Championship

Natasha Bickel (15) and Adrienne Greschaw (1) of North Branch attempt to block a Notre Dame Prep spike during the MHSAA Division 2 State Championship at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan on Saturday November 20, 2021. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep defeated North Branch in three sets. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)Joel Bissell | MLive.com

Division 2

1. North Branch (1)

2. Lake Odessa Lakewood (2)

3. Grand Rapids South Christian (5)

4. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (4)

5. Holland Christian (unranked)

6. Detroit Country Day (3)

7. Hudsonville Unity Christian (10)

8. Marshall (HM)

9. Grand Rapids Christian (7)

10. Frankenmuth (6)

HONORABLE MENTION: Warren Regina, Cadillac, Essexville Garber, Birch Run, Imlay City, Wixom Sainte-Catherine de Sienne

MHSAA D3 Volleyball Championship

SMCC’s Kate Collingsworth (3) and Jillian Anderson (4) look to block a Reese spike during the MHSAA Division 3 State Championship at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Reese defeated Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in five series. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)Joel Bissell | MLive.com

Division 3

1. Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Center (1)

2. McBain (2)

3. Pewamo-Westphalia (4)

4. Watervliet (6)

5. Kalamazoo Christian (3)

6. Traverse City Saint-Francois (5)

7. Cass City (7)

8. Town of Kent (9)

9. Shelby (8)

10. Bridget (10)

HONORABLE MENTION: Centreville, Plymouth Christian, Royal Oak Shrine, Marlette, Manton, Calumet, Manistique

MHSAA D4 Volleyball Championship

St. Philip celebrates a point against Inland Lakes during the MHSAA Division 4 State Finals at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, Michigan on Saturday November 20, 2021. Battle Creek St. Philip defeated Indian River Inland Lakes in three sets to win the state championship. (Joel Bissell | MLive.com)Joel Bissell | MLive.com

Division 4

1. Adrian Lenawee Christian (1)

2. Leland (2)

3. Athens (3)

4. Battle Creek Saint-Philippe (4)

5. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (5)

6. Indian River Inland Lakes (6)

7. Mendon (7)

8. Hillsdale Academy (unranked)

9. Christian Lansing (8)

10. Christian McBain of Northern Michigan (10)

HONORABLE MENTION: Wyoming Tri-Unit Christian

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