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1973 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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Dates  December 1973
Champions  California (1st title)
Fourth place  UCLA
Teams  8
Third place  USC
1973 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
Runners-up  UC Irvine (1st title game)

The 1973 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the fifth 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 1973.


California defeated UC Irvine in the final, 8–4, to win their first national title.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Bruce Kocsis from USC (8 goals). The award for Most Outstanding Player was not given out this year, but an All-Tournament Team was named.


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
  • All-tournament team

  • Bruce Kocsis, USC
  • Bruce Black, UC Irvine
  • Jim Kruse, UC Irvine
  • References

    1973 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship Wikipedia

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