SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The UCSB baseball team hit the road to prepare their battle against Cal Poly.

The Gauchos fell to Hawaii last week causing them to slip a few spots in the national polls. After earning its first top-10 ranking since 1986, UCSB is as high as No. 13 in this week's polls (Collegiate Baseball, previously 10).

Cal Poly (24-4, 3-0 Big West), which has won 17 of 18 home games this season and is in the top 10 in all five major NCAA Division I polls this week, continues an 18-game home stand and resumes Big West Conference play this weekend with a three-game series against Central Coast and Blue-Green rival UC Santa Barbara (19-5, 1-2 Big West) in Baggett Stadium.

First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 o'clock Sunday.