While this is definitely true, some states have historically over performed based on the number of D1 programs (Ohio, New Jersey) and others have underperformed (North Carolina).
I'd like to see North Carolina's numbers, if you have them.
below are CA, OR and NC's NQs from 1998-2014. If it's too small to read you can find a bigger version here:
let me know if you have any other suggestions on states to compare.
I am from Colorado so I would be interested in how we are trending. More than that, it would be interesting to see how states that have had high and sustained growth trend. It seems like population shifts don't have a large effect.