4. Northland (Columbus, Ohio)
Last year: 27-1, Division I state champion
Coach: Satch Sullinger
Top players: F Jared Sullinger (6-9, Sr.); F J.D. Weatherspoon (6-6, Sr.); G Trey Burke (5-9, Jr.)
Top games: Dec. 17 vs. No. 1 Findlay Prep (Nev.); Jan. 16 vs. No. 3 Oak Hill (Va.) at Hoophall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)
Notable: The Vikings’ three returning starters are Sullinger (Ohio St.), Weatherspoon (Ohio St.), and Burke (Penn St.) -- who all helped lead All-Ohio to an AAU national championship over the summer. With a roster filled with experience, size, skill, and quickness, Northland has a chance to be the first public school to win a Prep Poll title since 2006.