| December 1971|
UCLA (2nd title)
Long Beach State
Cal State Fullerton
| San José State (1st title game)|
The 1971 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the third annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's college water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, California during December 1971.
UCLA defeated San José State in the final, 5–3, to win their second national title.
The leading scorer for the tournament was Jim Waska from Cal State Fullerton (14 goals). The awards for All-Tournament Team and Most Outstanding Player were not given out until 1972.
1971 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia
Since there has only ever been one single national championship for water polo, all NCAA men's water polo programs (whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III) were eligible. A total of 8 teams were invited to contest this championship.Site: Belmont Plaza Pool, Long Beach, California