BIG RAPIDS – The Ferris State College males’s basketball squad, which captured the Nice Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Convention Championship for the third time in 4 seasons final yr, has been tabbed because the nation’s preseason No. 17 squad by The Basketball Occasions.
The Bulldogs, who compiled a 27-6 general document final season en path to a NCAA Event look, are the lone GLIAC member faculty discovered within the high 20 itemizing. They’re coached by Andy Bronkema.
The rankings are present in Basketball Occasions’ November school basketball season preview situation, which incorporates its annual preseason high 20 workforce rankings and Preseason All-American groups for NCAA Divisions II & III and the NAIA. Basketball Occasions is a month-to-month print publication that has lined school basketball for greater than 40 years and dubs itself as “The Actual Voice of Faculty Basketball.”
General, the Bulldogs are one in all solely two groups from the Midwest Area discovered within the high 20 together with seventh-ranked Missouri-St. Louis. The highest spot within the preseason nationwide ballot was held by Northwest Missouri State with West Texas A&M second and Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) tabbed third general.
The Bulldogs, who captured the 2018 NCAA Division II Nationwide Championship, have at the moment received 20 video games or extra six consecutive seasons. FSU has additionally reached the NCAA Event 5 of the previous six years, together with final March when the match was cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The official schedule and begin dates for the 2020-21 season are nonetheless to be decided right now. Ferris State will welcome again 9 letter winners from final season’s squad together with three redshirt freshmen whereas including six newcomers to the combo.