Seven of the eight #1 regional seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight. Among the teams mentioned here, only Drury is still alive
In DII, the #1 seeds are the hosts for the regionals. Once they've made the Elite Eight, they play on a neutral court. West Liberty is ranked #1; Drury has the longest winning streak at 20 games; W. Washington is trying to become the first repeat champion in 20 years.
The only repeat winners have been Evansville in 1959-60; Evansville again in 1964-65; Kentucky Wesleyan in 1968-69; and California Bakersfield; in 1993-94. Evansville won each of it's tiltles on it's home court. Evansville was the annual host for the tournament for many years.