Texas and Florida can't claim a quarterback at the 2009 Elite 11. But Michigan claims three? The Wolverine State is making a push to be counted among the power states.
The first big basketball upset in March Madness happened before the NCAA tournament started -- when No. 5 seed Michigan snuck past No. 2 Illinois to win the 2009 Great State Debate.
With Illinois' rout of California in the semifinals, SportsNation has narrowed the Great State Debate field to just two competitors. The Land of Lincoln will face nearby Michigan in next week's championship.
No. 5 Michigan scored its second upset of the Great State Debate, ousting No. 1 New York with 65.3 percent of the vote.
No. 5 Michigan bounced No. 4 Pennsylvania this week, capturing 52.5 percent of the fan voting in the ESPN RISE debate over which is the best state for high school basketball.
In the first round of the Great State Debate, No. 2 seed Illinois takes on No. 7 seed Kentucky.
In the first round of the Great State Debate, No. 1 seed New York rolled past vote-in candidate Indiana.
In the first round of the Great State Debate, No. 1 seed New York takes on No. 8 seed Indiana.
After three days of voting among six states known for their high school hoops, Indiana and Kentucky have advanced as the last two seeds in the Great State Debate.
On the heels of Texas' runaway win in the football version of the Great State Debate, ESPN RISE asks: Which state boasts the best boys' basketball?