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Michigan voted as Greatest State

Updated: March 19, 2009, 11:38 AM ET
By Mark Tennis | ESPNRISE.com

The phrase March Madness may have been coined in Illinois, but based on the results of this week's ESPN RISE Great State Debate championship, the madness for high school basketball is even more intense in Michigan.

In the championship round of an eight-team bracket, No. 2 seed Illinois suffered the same fate as top-seeded New York. When all votes were counted Wednesday night, No. 5 seed Michigan was named the winner with a surprising 57 percent of the vote.

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