I've been doing an enormous amount of college basketball lists over the last few weeks and over the course of the whole season. They have been a lot of fun and very rewarding, because in doing them I've learned a a lot.
Some of the knowledge has come from research, some has been from watching players and teams I normally wouldn't. And a significant amount has come from readers who have left comments. They've pushed me to research even more and dig even deeper.
So with that said, a lot of the lists recently have contained many of the same players, just in different orders. When you read this title you may expect to read about the best player on each team, or the players who have meant the most to each team all season. I decided to take a different route.
This list is going to be the most important players in the Elite Eight based on each team's matchup and which player is likely to be needed to step up. Here is my personal list of the most important players on each Elite Eight qualifier.