NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

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NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship
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Founded 1969
Number of teams 4
Current champions USC (9)
Most successful club(s) California (13)
Website NCAA.com

The NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship has existed since the 1969 season.

No school from outside the state of California has ever surpassed third place. Hence, no non-California school has ever participated in the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship game.

California (Berkeley) leads all universities with 13, followed by Stanford with 10, USC with 9, and UCLA with 8.[1]

Championships Summary[edit]

Year Team Champion Score Team Runner-Up Location Venue
1969 UCLA 5–2 California Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1970 UC Irvine 7–6
(3OT)
UCLA Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1971 UCLA (2) 5–3 San Jose State Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1972 UCLA (3) 10–5 UC Irvine Albuquerque, NM Armond H. Seidler Natatorium
1973 California 8–4 UC Irvine Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1974 California (2) 7–6 UC Irvine Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1975 California (3) 9–8 UC Irvine Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1976 Stanford 13–12 UCLA Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1977 California (4) 8–6 UC Irvine Providence, RI Brown University
1978 Stanford (2) 7–6
(3OT)
California Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1979 UC Santa Barbara 11–3 UCLA Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1980 Stanford (3) 8–6 California Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1981 Stanford (4) 17–6 Long Beach State Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1982 UC Irvine (2) 7–4 Stanford Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1983 California (5) 10–7 USC Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1984 California (6) 9–8 Stanford Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1985 Stanford (5) 12–11
(2OT)
UC Irvine Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1986 Stanford (6) 9–6 California Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1987 California (7) 9–8
(OT)
UC Irvine Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1988 California (8) 14–11 UCLA Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1989 UC Irvine (3) 9–8 California Indianapolis, IN Indiana University Natatorium
1990 California (9) 8–7 Stanford Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1991 California (10) 7–6 UCLA Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1992 California (11) 12–11
(3OT)
Stanford Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1993 Stanford (7) 11–9 USC Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1994 Stanford (8) 14–10 USC Long Beach, CA Belmont Plaza Pool
1995 UCLA (4) 10–8 California Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
1996 UCLA (5) 8–7 USC La Jolla, San Diego, CA Canyonview Pool
1997 Pepperdine 8–7
(2OT)
USC Fort Lauderdale, FL International Swimming Hall of Fame Aquatics Complex
1998 USC 9–8
(2OT)
Stanford Newport Beach, CA Marian Bergeson Aquatic Center
1999 UCLA (6) 6–5 Stanford La Jolla, San Diego, CA Canyonview Pool
2000 UCLA (7) 11–2 UC San Diego Malibu, CA Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool
2001 Stanford (9) 8–5 UCLA Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2002 Stanford (10) 7–6 California Los Angeles, CA Burns Aquatics Center
2003 USC (2) 9–7
(2OT)
Stanford Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2004 UCLA (8) 10–9
(OT)
Stanford Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2005 USC (3) 3–2 Stanford Lewisburg, PA Kinney Natatorium
2006 California (12) 7–6 USC Los Angeles, CA Burns Aquatics Center
2007 California (13) 8–6 USC Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2008 USC (4) 7–5 Stanford Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2009 USC (5) 7–6 UCLA Princeton, NJ DeNunzio Pool
2010 USC (6) 12–10
(OT)
California Berkeley, CA Spieker Aquatics Complex
2011 USC (7) 7–4 UCLA Berkeley, CA Spieker Aquatics Complex
2012 USC (8) 11–10 UCLA Los Angeles, CA McDonald's Swim Stadium
2013 USC (9) 12-11
(2OT)
Pacific Stanford, CA Avery Aquatic Center
2014 San Diego, CA Canyonview Pool
2015 Los Angeles, CA Spieker Aquatics Center
2016 Berkeley, CA Spieker Aquatics Complex
2017 Los Angeles, CA Uytengsu Aquatics Center

Championships by school[edit]

Team Championship Record Winning years Runner-up years
California 13–8 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2006, 2007 1969, 1978, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2002, 2010
Stanford 10–10 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2001, 2002 1982, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008
USC 9–7 1998, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 1983, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007
UCLA 8–9 1969, 1971, 1972, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2004 1970, 1976, 1979, 1988, 1991, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2012
UC Irvine 3–7 1970, 1982, 1989 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1985, 1987
Pepperdine 1–0 1997
UC Santa Barbara 1–0 1979
Long Beach State 0–1 1981
Pacific 0–1 2013
San Jose State 0–1 1971
UC San Diego 0–1 2000

Recent Championships[edit]

2009 Championship[edit]

Semifinals scores (Princeton University, December 5, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm (ET)):

National Championship (Princeton University, December 6, 2:00 pm (ET)):

Semi-finals Final
December 5, 3:00 pm
 #1 USC  13  
 #4 Princeton  3  
 
December 6, 2:00 pm
     #1 USC  
   #2 UCLA  
Third place
December 5, 5:00 pm
 #2 UCLA  9    
 #3 Loyola Marymount  8 (2 OT)      

2009 NCAA All-Tournament Teams:

  • First-Team – Shea Buckner, USC; Scott Davidson, UCLA; Ben Hohl, UCLA; Tibor Forai, LMU; J. W. Krumpholz, USC; Andy Stevens, LMU; Jordan Thompson, USC (MVP)
  • Second-Team – Edgaras Asajavicius, LMU; Matt Hale, Princeton; Cullen Hennessy, UCLA; Chay Lapin, UCLA; Matt Sagehorn, USC; Josh Samuels, UCLA; Eric Vreeland, Princeton; Griffin White, UCLA; Mark Zalewski, Princeton

On January 12, 2010, the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Committee has reprimanded the University of Southern California men’s water polo team for inappropriate behavior following the championship event at the 2009 NCAA Water Polo Championship.[2]

2010 Championship[edit]

Semifinals (December 4, 2010, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

Championship (December 5, 2010, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

  • USC def. California 12-10 (OT)
Semi-finals Final
December 4
 USC  10  
 St. Francis (NY)  7  
 
December 5
     USC  12
   Cal  10 (OT)
Third place
December 4 December 5
 Cal  7  Loyola Marymount  
 Loyola Marymount  6    St. Francis (NY)  

2010 NCAA All-Tournament Teams:

  • First-Team – Peter Kurzeka, USC (MVP); Ivan Rackov, CAL; Zachary White, CAL; Tibor Forai, LMU; Nikola Vavic, USC; Andy Stevens, LMU; Brian Dudley, CAL
  • Second-Team – Boris Plavsic, SFC; Ikaika Aki, LMU; Marko Gencic, SFC; Jeremy Davie, USC; Joel Dennerley, USC; Matt Burton, USC; Cory Nasoff, CAL

2011 Championship[edit]

Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the Western Water Polo Association. The remaining team was selected at-large without geographical restrictions.

Semifinals (December 3, 2011, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

  • USC (22-3) def. Princeton (21-9) 17–4
  • UCLA (23-4) def. UC-San Diego (17-9) 10–1

Championship (December 4, 2010, Spieker Aquatics Complex, University of California, Berkeley, California)

  • Third-place game, Princeton def. UC San Diego 9-7
  • Championship game, USC def. UCLA 7–4
Semi-finals Final
December 3
 USC  17  
 Princeton  4  
 
December 4
     USC   7
   UCLA  4
Third place
December 3 December 4
 UCLA  10  Princeton   9
 UC-San Diego  1    UC-San Diego  7

2011 NCAA All-Tournament Teams:

  • First-Team – Joel Dennerley (MOP), Peter Kurzeka and Nikola Vavic, USC; Josh Samuels and Cullen Hennessy, UCLA; Thomas Nelson, Princeton and Graham Saber, UC San Diego.
  • Second-team – Matt Rapacz, Griffin White and Cristiano Mirarchi, UCLA; Jeremy Davie and Mace Rapsey, USC; Drew Hoffenberg, Princeton, and Brian Donohoe, UC San Diego.

2012 Championship[edit]

The NCAA men's water polo championship was held December 1 and 2, 2012 at Southern California's McDonald’s Swim Stadium. Conferences receiving automatic qualification included the Collegiate Water Polo Association, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the Western Water Polo Association. The remaining team was selected at-large without geographical restrictions. All four championship games will be streamed live on www.NCAA.com.

Semifinals - December 1, 2012

  • Southern California (27-0) vs. Air Force (19-10) 4 p.m. ET
  • UCLA (27-4) vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) (16-8) 6:12 p.m. ET

Finals - December 2, 2012

  • Third-place game played at 4 p.m. ET
  • The championship game played at 6:12 p.m. ET.
Semi-finals Final
December 1, 4:00 PM
 #1 Southern California   18  
 #4 Air Force   7  
 
December 2, 6:12 PM
      Southern California   11
    UCLA   10
Third place
December 1, 6:12 PM December 2, 4:00 PM
 #2 UCLA  17   St. Francis Brooklyn   14
 #3 St. Francis Brooklyn   3     Air Force   8

2013 Championship[edit]

The NCAA men's water polo championship will be held December 7 and 8, 2013 at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center. This year, the tournament will have a new format by adding two more teams to play in the four-team Play-in games. Conferences receiving automatic qualification are the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), and the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA). The remaining teams will be selected at-large without geographical restrictions. Teams shall be selected by the Men’s Water Polo Committee on December 1, 11:00 p.m. (ET)/8:00 p.m. (PT). Conference representatives are Southern Cal (MPSF), Whittier College (SCIAC), UC San Diego (WWPA), and St. Francis College Brooklyn (CWPA).

Play-in – December 5, 2013

  • Game 1: #5 St. Francis College Brooklyn (22-10) def. #4 UC San Diego (14-13) 6-5
  • Game 2: #3 Stanford (21-5) def. #6 Whittier College (19-12) 20-3

Semifinals – December 7, 2013

  • 1 p.m. – Seed No.1 Southern Cal (26-4) def. #5 St. Francis College Brooklyn (23-10) 10–3
  • 2:45 p.m. – Seed No. 2 Pacific (22-4) def. #3 Stanford (22-5) 11–10

Finals – December 8, 2013

  • Third-place game played at 1 p.m.
  • The championship game played at 3 p.m.
Semi-finals Final
December 7, 1:00 PM
 #1 Southern California   10  
 #4 St. Francis Brooklyn  3  
 
December 8, 3:00 PM
       
     
Third place
December 7, 2:45 PM December 8, 1:00 PM
 #2 Pacific   11    
 #3 Stanford   10      

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