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2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket Rootability HTML Table, Week One

In the spirit of Spencer Hall's Rootability Index, here are your 2011 NCAA Tournament rooting interest recommendations via excellent HTML table:

Region Rooting Interest Long-Despised Archrival But Why?
East Georgia Bulldogs Washington Huskies

Hi, this is SB Nation Atlanta. And say hello to future NBA Slam Dunk Contest snub* Travis Leslie.

* Some Knicks player will win it in his home arena for doing a very standard dunk, but doing it while wearing some hat and Twitpicing himself.

Southeast Belmont Bruins Wisconsin Badgers

This isn't the Unrootability HTML Table, but how could you root for Wisconsin? When they're not setting the sport back decades, they're running the slowest offense in the entire nation. Or spitting on Jared Sullinger or whatever.

Antidote? Belmont's involved, exhausting-to-watch attack that involves trotting out just about the entire athletic department every game -- 11 players average double figures in minutes.

They're the hot upset pick, seeing as Wisconsin sucks on the road and at modern basketball, but rooting for Belmont is simply the right thing to do.

Southwest UNLV Runnin' Rebels Illinois Fighting Illini The early 1990s were pretty awesome, though I kind of wanted to pick Georgetown for that reason, but I don't think anybody associates Georgetown with the early 1990s as much as I do. Alonzo Mourning was my favorite player in the mid 1990s, when I gave up on the Atlanta Hawks for a while.
West San Diego St. Aztecs Northern Colorado Notlookingitups

They like to talk about Jimmer Fredette and Brandon Davies, but the best story in west coast basketball this season -- by far -- has been San Diego State. Do you realize this program had never even been ranked before this season, and here they are with a No. 2 seed in a friendly region, about to win their first March Madness game ever?

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.