With local teams out, your rooting guide for the Sweet 16

WASHINGTON — UMBC’s stunning, unprecedented upset of Virginia made for the most memorable part of this year’s March Madness so far. Unfortunately, the Retrievers’ second-round defeat to Kansas State (and Virginia Tech’s first-round bow out to Alabama) leaves no even semi-local teams left in this year’s field as it reaches the round of 16.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t find good rooting interests in the remaining field vying for this year’s national title. Come with us as we rank, from 16-to-1, the most compelling teams left in the field.

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