The tie enabled the Mustangs (5-2-3, 18 pts) to remain one point ahead of UCSB (5-2-2, 17 pts) at the top of the Big West standings.
No. 13 UC Irvine (4-1-4, 16 pts) got two goals from Matt Murphy in its 3-1 win over UC Riverside that moved the 'Eaters into third place.
Cal State Northridge (4-2-3, 15 pts) came back from two goals down to defeat Cal State Fullerton on Cameron Sims' golden goal, his second goal of the game, and leapfrog over No. 17 UC Davis (4-2-3, 15 pts), which was idle.
The Big West has added a conference tournament that will decide its automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Saturday's games: UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis, UC Irvine at Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton at UC Riverside and Cal Poly at UCLA (non-conference).
TOP MEN'S CROWDS (2008)
1. Cal Poly-UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 17), 11,705
2. UC Santa Barbara-Cal Poly (Nov. 5), 9,749
3. UC Santa Barbara-Wake Forest (Sept. 21), 7,408