Elite Eight is set and features all No. 1 seeds, a few upsets, and tons of star power

The Elite Eight is set to tip off on Sunday, and the matchups feature several intriguing storylines.

The No. 1 seeds all advanced to the Elite Eight, with South Carolina, Iowa, LSU, and UConn all winning their respective regions. This means that the top overall seed, South Carolina, will face the No. 3 seed Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers pulled off an upset against the No. 2 seed Notre Dame, and will look to continue their cinderella story against the Gamecocks.

In the other bracket, No. 1 overall seed Iowa will face off against the defending national champion LSU Tigers. This game will feature a rematch of the 2023 national championship, where LSU defeated Iowa to claim the title.

The UConn Huskies will face the USC Trojans in the other Elite Eight game, which features two more ranked teams. The Huskies are looking to continue their streak of 14 consecutive Final Fours, while the Trojans are looking to make their first Elite Eight since 1994.

In the second round of the playoffs, the No. 1 seeds all won except for Michigan, who lost to Maryland. This meant that the Elite Eight would be entirely composed of No. 1 seeds. The upsets in the second round included No. 6 seed Syracuse defeating the No. 3 seed Kentucky and No. 11 seed Middle Tennessee defeating the No. 3 seed UCLA.

Overall, the Elite Eight features some of the best talent in women's college basketball. South Carolina's Aliyah Boston and Oregon State's Talia von Oelhoffen will be a matchup to watch, while Iowa's Caitlin Clark and LSU's Angel Reese will face off in a showdown of two of the best players in the country. The Elite Eight games will be aired on ABC on Sunday, with the Final Four games airing on ESPN on Monday.

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