| December 1978|
Stanford (2nd title)
| California (6th title game)|
The 1978 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 10th 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 1978.
Stanford defeated California in the final, 7–6 (in three overtimes), to win their second national title.
For the second consecutive year, the leading scorer for the tournament was Scott Schulte from Bucknell (13 goals). There was no Most Outstanding Player for this tournament, but an All-Tournament Team, consisting of seven players, was named.
1978 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
Rob Arnold, Stanford
Doug Burke, Stanford
Peter Campbell, UC Irvine
John Gansel, Stanford
Kevin Robertson, California
Terry Schroeder, Pepperdine
Carlos Steffens, California