URBANDALE, Iowa -- While there were a few changes in ranking positions, all 25 teams were the same in the Week 8 National Prep Basketball Poll released Monday.
There were absolutely no changes in the Top 10 rankings. Northland (Columbus, Ohio), which won two games last week following a 17-day layoff, remained the No. 1 team in the country. The Vikings will attempt to beat a Top 10 team for the second time this season when they play No. 8 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) Saturday at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) picked up three easy wins last week to stay No. 2 in the poll, but was dealt a serious blow when superstar junior forward Michael Gilchrist suffered a knee injury. He is not expected to play when the Celtics face No. 3 Findlay (Henderson, Nev.) next Monday at the Hoophall Classic.