As we head into the final month of the regular, lets take another look at how the county's best boys hoops squads stack up against each other.
Oakland County Boys Basketball Rankings - for final week of January '09:
1. Birmingham Detroit Country Day 12-0 - playing at a complete other level than the rest of the competition
2. Clarkston 8-0 - is anyone in the state better than Wolves' senior shooting guard Brandon Pokely beyond the arc?
3. Novi Detroit Catholic Central 10-1 - the most balanced team in the area. the shamrocks go ten deep and every player can hurt you.
4. Lakeland 9-1 - i've said before and i'll say it again, senior point guard Mike Fugate (Saginaw Valley State) is a D1 talent. MAC schools, you did not do your due dilligence.
5. Orchard Lake St. Mary's 7-3 - the Eaglets are once again flying high this year.
6. Holly 8-1 - a minor oversight by Burney in the previous set of rankings. Jordan Fowler and Justin Hopkin, my bad and please accept my apologies
7. West Bloomfield 7-3 - Lakers' wing Chris Hurst (25 points in his last game) is starting to play like former West Bloomfield stud, Roderick Hurst.
8. Pontiac Northern 7-3 - shooting guard De Andre Davis can go toe-to-toe in a scoring battle with anyone in the are a.
9. Troy 9-1 - Bobby Wunderlich is a wonder to watch
10. Novi 9-1 - the Wildcats killer bees, Chris Bellamy and Brandon Bryant, are wrecking havoc in the KLAA.