URBANDALE, Iowa -- The top three teams in the weekly National Prep Poll to start the month of March are the same that held those spots at the start of February.
Northland (Columbus), a heavy favorite to defend its Ohio Division I title, remains No. 1 in the country for the 11th consecutive week. Led by Ohio State recruits Jared Sullinger and J.D. Weatherspoon, the Vikings are bidding to become the first public school Prep Poll champion since 2006.
Findlay (Henderson, Nev.), the national champion last year in only its second season fielding a team, is No. 2 for the sixth straight week. The Pilots have four weeks off before playing in the second annual ESPN RISE National High School Invitational April 1-3. That event might be a swan song for the program, which will lose its academic affiliation with neighboring Henderson International School next season.
High-flying Yates (Houston) holds the No. 3 spot for the sixth consecutive time. The Lions average 118 points per game and have surpassed the century mark in a state-record 11 straight games.