9. South Carolina / Hootie & the Blowfish
The four members of Hootie & the Blowfish were all students at the University of South Carolina, and gradually expanded their audience from bars and frat parties to every corner of the universe, circa 1995. They made a football reference in the hit single "Only Wanna Be With You:" regrettably, it's "the Dolphins make me cry," not "the Gamecocks make me cry." Though, after last night's loss to Texas A&M, we bet Darius Rucker shed a tear or two.