Elite Eight

What does elite eight mean?

Last 8 teams

A sports term that represents the last 8 teams in the NCAA Men's or Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.

The last 8 teams in the tournament are the last 2 teams in each of the East, West, Midwest, and South regions. Each team in the Elite Eight won their Sweet Sixteen game. The teams that win their Elite 8 game, then go to the Final Four, and finally the championship game. The term may also appear as "Elite 8."


If we can hold on for 2 more minutes we'll be in the Elite Eight!

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Updated March 25, 2015

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