Ferris State climbs to No. 1 in men’s poll for first time in school history

Ferris State jumps five spots this week and is the new No. 1-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division I Men’s Poll with 27 first-place votes.

The Bulldogs have never been the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com poll. The highest FSU has ever been ranked was No. 4 on March 10 and March 17, 2003. Ferris State is also the 19th team ever to lead the poll, which dates to the 1997-98 season, and the second new entry on that list this season (Merrimack).

Boston University (six first-place votes) falls to No. 2, while Boston College is up two to No. 3 after getting 13 first-place votes, Minnesota-Duluth is down one to No. 4 and Michigan is down one to No. 5.

UMD and Michigan each received one first-place vote.

Massachusetts-Lowell is sixth and also earned a first-place vote and No. 7 Minnesota, down five places, garnered the other first-place vote this week.

Union, Merrimack and Denver round out the top ten.

Maine is up one to No. 11, Cornell climbs to 12th, Notre Dame drops four to No. 13, North Dakota rises two to No. 14 and Colorado College falls five spots to No. 15.

At No. 16, Michigan State is up one, Ohio State drops two to No. 17, Western Michigan stays 18th, Miami jumps to No. 19 and Northern Michigan falls one to No. 20.

In addition, seven other schools received votes.