Final Four

What is the Final Four?

Last four teams

Final Four is a sports term that refers to the last four teams in a tournament. People often use it during March Madness, which is the NCAA Men's or Women's Division I basketball tournament.

In March Madness, the last four teams are the winners of the South, Midwest, West, and East regions. The two teams that win their Final Four games play each other in the championship game. People may write it as "Final 4," but that spelling is not as common.


One more win and we are in the Final Four!
I'm so nervous!
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Updated December 30, 2022

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