Top 10: Hottest cheerleading squads of March Madness [SLIDESHOW]

Any good sports fan knows that behind every winning team is an energetic support system on the sidelines. They are the unsung heros of every college sport — they are the cheerleaders.

Cheerleaders are arguably the biggest factor on whether or not a given teams win. The harder the cheerleaders cheer, the better the teams play.  It’s science.

So maybe instead of focusing so much on dribbling and free throws, the coaches of the NCAA should invest a little bit more love in the cheerleaders.

The Daily Caller would like to pay tribute to the real winners of March Madness.

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  • Florida cheerleaders sparkle from center court, providing inspiration for their team.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • These mid-western honeys may be sitting down the entire game, but without them, Indiana would not have nearly as many wins this season. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
  • This Louisville cheerleader cheers her team on in little to no clothes. Not an easy job, but someone's got to do it. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
  • "Go Blue!" is what Michigan cheerleaders say to get the crowd pumped. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
  • Is this Michigan State cheerleaders clapping -- or just providing eye candy for fans. You decide. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
  • Minnesota cheerleaders pump up their fans while being lifted in the air. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
  • Ohio State cheerleaders cheer the team to victory from the sidelines. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
  • Oregon cheerleaders shake their pom poms along with their hips to get their team a win. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  • Yes, let's indeed "Go orange" for Syracuse. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
  • University of Arizona cheerleaders balance mid air, aiding the team to victory. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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