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America's best high school mascot: Links to every Elite 8 matchup, updated tournament bracket

Who will advance to the Final Four? That's up to the fans
Elite 8 Mascot Bracket

We've reached the elite level of SBLive Sports' NCAA Tournament-style bracket to crown America's best high school mascot.

It all started with a play-in game, followed by Round 1Round 2 and the Sweet 16, and now we're down to the Elite Eight.

Similar to March Madness this year, the tournament has been rife with upsets — a No. 13 seed, two No. 11s and two No. 9s comprise five of the eight teams remaining (a No. 1 and two No. 2s are the others). 

Six states are represented in the Elite Eight, with Oregon and Wisconsin being the only two with two teams still alive.

Hit the links below to the updated bracket and polls for all four Elite Eight matchups. The polls for all four close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, May 31.

Follow along: National Mascot Tournament 2023 Bracket

Editor's note: In the event of a tie, the team with the better seed will prevail based on the results of our fall mascot contest.


(1) Rhinelander Hodags vs. (11) Fishburne Military Caissons


(9) Tillamook Cheesemakers vs. (2) Rocky Ford Meloneers


(9) Bend Lava Bears vs. (2) Camas County Mushers


(13) Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts vs. (11) Cary Imps