PORTAGE, Mich, October 4, 2012 – Attached is the week three MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking. The rankings are released weekly during the high school season.

The criteria utilized for ranking by the panel is projected finish at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Finals scheduled for November 3, 2012 at Michigan International Speedway in Brookyln, MI

Week of October 1, 2012
MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking
(Lower Peninsula)

D1 Girls School
1 Grosse Pointe South
2 Birmingham-Seaholm
3 Saline
4 Northville
5 Rockford
6 Brighton
7 Grandville
8 East Lansing
9 Canton-Salem
10 Hudsonville

D1 Boys School
1 Highland-Milford
2 Waterford Mott
3 Romeo
4 Rockford
5 Saline
6 Grand Blanc
7 Saginaw-Heritage
8 Hartland
9 Ann Arbor-Pioneer
10 Traverse City Central
HM Commerce-Walled Lake Northern

Girls D2 School
1 East Grand Rapids
2 Grand Rapids-Christian
3 Ada-Forest Hills Eastern
4 Cedar Springs
5 Spring Lake
6 DeWitt
7 Richland-Gull Lake
8 Grand Rapids-Forest Hills Northern
9 Grand Rapids-South Christian
10 Warren-Regina
HM Dearborn-Divine Child

Boys D2 School
1 St Joseph
2 St Clair
3 Cedar Springs
4 Grand Rapids-Christian
5 Mason
6 Ionia
7 Grand Rapids-Forest Hills Northern
8 Richland-Gull Lake
9 Linden
10 Sturgis
HM Croswell-Lexington
HM Chelsea
HM Otsego
HM East Grand Rapids

Girls D3 School
1 Grandville-Calvin Christian
2 Benzonia-Benzie Central
3 Lansing-Catholic Central
4 Jackson-Lumen Christi
5 Caro
6 Flint-Luke M Powers Catholic
7 Macomb-Lutheran North
8 Shepherd
9 St Louis
10 Bath
HM Hanover-Horton

Boys D3 School
1 Grandville-Calvin Christian
2 Marlette
3 Benzonia-Benzie Central
4 Ithaca
5 Lansing-Catholic Central
6 Stockbridge
7 Watervliet
8 Freeland
9T Scottville-Mason County Central
9T Jackson-Lumen Christi
HM Saranac

Girls D4 School
1 North Muskegon
2 Homer
3 Bear Lake Onekama
4 Traverse City-St Francis
5 Mt Pleasant-Beal City
6 Breckenridge
7 Pewamo-Westphalia
8 Saugatuck
9 Harbor Springs
10 Kalamazoo-Hackett Catholic Central

Boys D4 School
1 Concord
2 Pewamo-Westphalia
3 Saugatuck
4 Breckenridge
5 Evart
6 Mt Pleasant-Sacred Heart Academy
7 Fowler
8 Kalamazoo-Hackett Catholic Central
9 Mt Pleasant-Beal City
10 Potterville
HM Hesperia Community
HM Bear Lake Onekama

MichiganCrossCountry.com Upper Peninsula Prep Rankings:
No UP rankings: panelists have not stepped forward to rank – volunteer rankers with knowledge should contact 2012@michigancrosscountry.com

Now in our sixth season, MichiganCrossCountry.com was formed in 2007 by Dan Wytko and Don Passenger to bring recognition to the sport by accurately ranking Michigan teams and to provide a venue for discussion of cross country and track and field issues.

Dan Wytko has coached track & field and cross country at Portage Central High School since 1994. Don Passenger has been involved in Michigan track and field since the mid-1970s when he competed at Caledonia High School and from 2003 to 2011 Passenger coached at Grand Rapids West Catholic where he finished as the director of cross country.

The MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking is compiled for each high school division by a vote of a panel of high school coaches, officials, and others knowledgeable about our sport who review all available meet results in an effort to provide the most accurate ranking possible. Rankers only vote in the division where they have the most experience.

2012 Panel: Matt Ames, Ray Antel, Steven Aspinall, Rick Bauer, Rick Cahoon, John Carlson, Steve Collins, Mike Dennisuk, George Drown, Takashi Gould, Mike Holik, Nick Hosler, Royce Humm, Fred Hutchinson, Doug Jager, David Jordon, Mike Jurasek, Asa Kelly, Justin Keyes, Laurens TenKate, Gene Lebron, Grant Lofdahl, Steve Long, Gary Loubert, Joan Ludtke, Andrew Martin, Daniel McElheny, Kyle McKown, Amy McNeil, Mike Nesbitt, Becky Norman, Michael Northuis, Sean Ohman, Tom Peterson, Matt Richardson, Brian Salyers, Kevin Shoemaker, Tim Simpson, Cliff Somers, Eric Thuemmel, Ben Watson, Scott Werner, Randolph Williams, Dan Wytko, Rudy Godefroidt, Jeff Kauffman, Chad Zitzelsberger.

On the web: http://michigancrosscountry.com

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