There is no "college for California" per se, as tournament teams are not selected by state. In 2013, California was represented in the tournament by California, San Diego State and UCLA.
San Diego State, Cal-Berkeley, Long Beach State
The first NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament was played in 1982. In the championship game, Louisiana Techdefeated Cheyney State 76-62.
Through 2013, Colorado State has made 10 appearances in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
For 2007 there were 2 Illinois located in Champaign IL Southern Illinois located in Carbondale IL See link to right for a state by state breakdown
Harold Olson Ohio state
Kent State has been in March Madness five times with their last bid coming in 2008. Their best March Madness was in 2002 when they went to the Elite 8 and lost to Indiana, 81-69, in the South Region finals.
March Madness is also a registered trademark, held jointly by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association. The trademark has sparked a pair of high-profile courtroom battles in recent years."March Madness," the term used to describe the excitement surrounding the Illinois state high school basketball tournaments, first appeared in print in 1939. It was coined by Henry V. Porter, who started his career as a teacher and coach at Athens High School in central Illinois. In 1924, Porter led the Athens boys basketball team to a second-place finish in the state tournament. He later served as assistant executive secretary of the Illinois High School Athletic Association (from 1929 to 1940) and executive secretary of the National Federation of State High School Associations (from 1940 to 1958).Porter, who edited the IHSA's journal, coined "March Madness" in an essay that appeared in the Illinois High School Athletein March of 1939. Soon thereafter the nation was plunged into World War II. The drama of March Madness provided a force that brought the entire state together, and Porter again commemorated the event, this time with a poem, "Basketball Ides of March," which appeared in the Illinois Interscholastic in March of 1942.