WSU’s baseball team is ranked 25th-nationally in the Collegiate Baseball poll, released March 17.
After winning three of four games against Oklahoma last weekend, the Cougars (13-5) will kick off their Pac-10 conference play hosting No. 12 California.
All two games against Cal are slated for 5:30 p.m. at Bailey-Brayton Field on Thursday and Friday. Saturday game will begin at 11 a.m.
The national ranking is the highest for WSU since 1994 when the Cougars were also ranked 25th.