The combination Allsvenskan (Swedish: Allsvenskan i bandy) and Elitserien (Swedish: Elitserien i bandy) was earlier the highest level of bandy in Sweden contested annually between Swedishbandy clubs. The Allsvenskan was split into two regional divisions: the Allsvenskan Norra (north) and the Allsvenskan Södra (south), in which the teams played during the autumn. After the Christmas holiday the Allsvenskan was split into Elitserien (top four teams in each group) and Superallsvenskan (last four teams in each group). The season ended in March with a final on Studenternas IP like the Super Bowl.
Starting with the 2007–08 season, the league structure was remade. Allsvenskan became the name of the second highest level with the national Elitserien as the highest level.
Each division contained eight sides. Each team played the other teams in their division twice, one at home the other away. The teams finishing in the top four of each division qualified for the "Elitserien". Teams finishing 5th to 8th in their groups went into the Superallsvenskan.