Gauchos Garner Highest NSCAA Ranking Since 2009

Gauchos Garner Highest NSCAA Ranking Since 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The UC Santa Barbara men's soccer team has been ranked third in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's National Poll, which marks its best ranking in the poll since Oct. 13, 2009 when it was also ranked third.

After a pair of wins over San Diego and Seattle over the weekend, in which the Gauchos outscored their opposition, 9-2, UCSB jumped up three spots from the previous week's rank.

The first regional rankings were also released this week by the NSCAA and the Gauchos are No. 1 in the Far West. 

To view the complete NSCAA Polls, click here

The Gauchos will return home this Friday to take-on No. 12 UCLA – which is ranked No. 3 in the Far West – in a battle of West Coast powers. The match begins at 6 p.m. at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium and will be televised by FOX Soccer Channel.

To ensure you don't miss out on what is sure to be an epic match-up in front of a packed house, purchase your tickets by visiting the Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, calling (805) 893-UCSB or by clicking here