|Dates December 1974|
Champions California (2nd title)
Fourth place Cal State Fullerton
Third place UCLA
|Runners-up UC Irvine (2nd title game)|
The 1974 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the sixth 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 1974.
California defeated UC Irvine in the final, 7–6, to win their second national title. This was a rematch of the previous year's final, also won by California.
The leading scorer for the tournament was Jon Svendsen from California (9 goals). Doug Healy, also from California, was named the Most Outstanding Player. An All-Tournament Team, consisting of three players, was also 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.