UCLA Men's Water Polo Wins No. 113

Dec. 7 -- UCLA won its record 113th national championship yesterday with a win over USC in men's water polo...

UCLA beat USC 10-7 on Sunday night in the men's water polo national championship game, securing the school's 113th national championship in the process.

That, of course, increases UCLA's lead in the number of all-time national championships. Only three schools have even 100, with UCLA leading the pack at 113, Stanford second with 107, and USC at 100. For some added context, the 4th place school, Oklahoma State, has 51 total championships.

The men's water polo team capped off an undefeated season with their victory over the Trojans on Sunday. This is the second straight title for the team, and the 10th overall for the program. The Bruins have won 17 national titles between the two water polo programs. USC and UCLA have been the two dominant men's water polo programs since 1995, recording 16 titles out of 21 between the two programs.

The sport with the most national championships at UCLA remains men's volleyball, though the Bruins haven't won a title in that sport since 2006. The most historically dominant programs at UCLA are, in order, men's volleyball (19 titles), men's tennis (16), softball (11), men's basketball (11), and men's water polo (10), with men's basketball having the longest title drought among those programs.


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