President Obama sure can pick 'em – at least as far as NCAA brackets are concerned.
While most Americans and even so-called experts saw their brackets busted in the opening rounds of the college basketball tournament, Obama fared surprisingly well. He ranks in the 98th percentile in ESPN's "Tournament Challenge," with 460 out of a possible 640 points.
That's good for a rank of No. 131,052 out of the millions submitted on the network's website. Obama missed on 13 of the 48 games played so far. The overall leader on ESPN missed just six games.
Obama is tied with ESPN's Jay Bilas, though Bilas still has all four of his Final Four teams alive. The president is far ahead of some of the network's other "celebrity" bracket selectors, including LeBron James (7.9 percentile); Pau Gasol (33rd percentile); Dick Vitale (33rd percentile) and Tony Reali (61st percentile). ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz, who came to the White House to film the annual "Barack-etology" selection special, is in just the 14th percentile.