Final Four

What does Final Four mean in sports?

Final competitors, four in number

Final Four is a term you’ll frequently come across in sports, especially during a tournament. It refers to the last four players or teams that are left in the game. It’s a term that’s universally used in various sports competitions, but is most popular during March Madness.

During March Madness, the Final Four are the victorious teams from the Elite Eight who have triumphed in the South, Midwest, West, and East regions of the tournament. They compete in the third weekend of March Madness, all at the same venue where the final match is hosted. This location is sometimes also referred to as the Final Four.

Following the conclusion of the Final Four games, the two successful teams qualify to compete in the championship match. Sometimes, you’ll see the term written as “Final 4,” but it’s not as common as “Final Four”.

Example for using ‘Final Four’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the game last night?

Yeah, I saw it! The Final Four teams played.

Who made it to the Final Four?

It’s Baylor, Gonzaga, Houston, and UCLA.