The 2009-10 Ferris State University men's golf team has cracked the top 25 as the Bulldogs are ranked 22nd nationally in the final 2009 Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll as released on Nov. 30.
The Bulldogs, who were not ranked in the second installment of the national poll, received 91 points to finish one point ahead of 23rd-place Newberry (N.C.). Rollins (Fla.), which like the Bulldogs hadn't been nationally ranked in the previous poll, garnered 97 points to place 21st. Barry (Fla.) continued to be the nation's top ranked team by earning 398 points and 13 first-place votes. Chico State (Calif.) along with Nova Southeastern (Fla.), Central Missouri, and Abilene Christian (Texas) each notched a first-place vote apiece.
Ferris State was ranked tied for 17th place in the 2009-10 preseason poll and remained in that position with the release of the initial 2009 fall season poll (Sept. 24) by totaling 109 points.
The final 2009 fall season poll results will appear in the November 30th issue of Golf World and can be viewed online at www.golfworld.com. The Golf World/Nike Golf Division II Coaches' Poll combines the resources of Golf World magazine, Nike Golf, and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Ferris State, which is coached by third-year head coach Mike Migano, captured three tournament titles and finished among the top three teams in five of its seven tournaments this fall.
The Bulldogs will resume play in 2010 at the University of California-San Diego Southern California Intercollegiate Tournament (March 22-23) in Mission Viejo, Calif.