The league was contested by fourteen teams. 1. FC Magdeburg won the championship, the club’s third and last East German championships.
On the strength of the 1974–75 title Magdeburg qualified for the 1975–76 European Cup where the club was knocked out by Malmö FF in the first round. Seventh-placed club BSG Sachsenring Zwickau qualified for the 1975–76 European Cup Winners’ Cup as the seasons FDGB-Pokal winners and was knocked out by R.S.C. Anderlecht in the semi-finals. Second-placed FC Carl Zeiss Jena qualified for the 1975–76 UEFA Cup where it was knocked out in the second round by Stal Mielec while third-placed Dynamo Dresden lost to Liverpool F.C. in the quarter finals.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated