President Barack Obama’s NCAA March Madness Brackets Hanging onto Hope with just North Carolina Remaining

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Please click here to see President Obama’s 2010 Barackets, and get analysis after Round 3

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See the President’s final overall performance record here.

After a great first two rounds, President Barack Obama’s NCAA March Madness Baracket (below) took a beating in the last two rounds to leave him with only the University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels remaining for the Final Four. He went from having picked 14 of the Sweet Sixteen teams to just one of the Final Four, and he has UNC to win it all. What that means is if UNC wins it all, the President can still end up with a very respectable score. Fortunately, UNC is the highest ranked team remaining, but as we all know about March Madness, that’s not necessarily worth a lot. If UNC loses, though, we had then better hope his economics is better than his basketball. (See the President choosing his teams on Internet video).

President Barack Obama's March Madness 2009 Brackets (click to enlarge)

President Barack Obama's March Madness 2009 Brackets (click to enlarge)

Here is the President’s March Madness pool pick performance after four rounds, by the record and then translated to scores as per various popular pool scoring systems.

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

First Round
18 correct
1 upset (10 over 7)

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Second Round
14 correct
1 upset (5 over 4)

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Third Round
5 correct
0 upset

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Fourth Round
1 correct
0 upset
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President Barack Obama has North Carolina remaining and picked to win it all.

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Scoring System 1 (32 points per round like CBS Bracket Challenge)

If you are in a betting pool with your NCAA brackets, chances are you are using this scoring system. This system rewards 1 point for a win in the first round, 2 in the second, 4 in the third, 8 in the fourth, 16 in the fifth and 32 to the ultimate winner. Upsets gives nothing extra.

The maximum points for four rounds is 128, out of 192 eventually.

In this system, President Barack Obama has 74 points after four rounds, with a possible 48 more maximum.

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Scoring System 1 + 1 (scoring system 1 + 1 point for each upset)

Some pools reward upsets in a minimal sort of way with one point for each upset. It’s not much but it could make the difference between similar results of correct games picked.

In this system, President Barack Obama has 76 points after four rounds, with a possible 48 more maximum.

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Scoring System 1 + D (scoring system 1 +ranking difference for upsets)

This system is used by the Canadian channel The Score in its pool, which I am in, though I didn’t read the D rule because I would have picked very differently for some underdog teams.

In this system, President Barack Obama has 76 points after four rounds, with a possible 48 more maximum.

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Scoring System 2 (1 point per game)

This European style scoring system values the overall judgment and minimize fluke results of someone selecting the correct ultimate winner despite performing not so great otherwise.

The maximum points for the first four rounds is 60, out of 63 eventually.

In this system, President Barack Obama has 38 points after four rounds, with a possible 2 more maximum.

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SO HOW ARE  YOU DOING COMPARED TO DA PREZ?

NCAA March Madness Results After 4 Rounds

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