You may not agree with his policies, but it’s hard to argue with President Obama over his knowledge of college basketball. Obama’s NCAA bracket is currently one of the best in the country. Obama has picked 11 of the 16 teams in the sweet 16 and his bracket is in the 98th percentile.
So what has the president missed so far? Well, like most of the country Obama failed to see Missouri falling to Norfolk St. in the first round. It was a big miss for the president as he had Missouri advancing to the final four. The president’s also, like most of the country, picked Duke to beat Lehigh. (He only had Duke advancing to the Sweet 16.)
The president’s other big miss came in the first round when he chose Michigan to beat Ohio St.
The president’s bracket could see some trouble as we head into the next round, however. Obama’s NCAA bracket has North Carolina winning the tournament but UNC has will have an uphill battle for the rest of March as their star Kendall Marshall had to have surgery on his injured wrist yesterday.
President Obama picked his bracket last week on ESPN. The president said:
“I’m big on momentum, especially in a tournament like this one. So whoever is looking hotter at the end of the year, those are teams that I tend to be a little more inclined to pick.”