Obama's NCAA bracket: Sweet 16 still intact

Updated: March 20, 2009, 9:47 PM ET
Associated Press

Perhaps President Barack Obama should pay more attention to the polls.

The president picked against Arizona State -- No. 19 in the latest Associated Press rankings -- in his NCAA tournament bracket and it cost him when the Sun Devils turned back upset-minded Temple 66-57 Friday.

Through early evening, Obama had correctly predicted 18 of 28 games in the first round. He was among more than 5 million people who filled out ESPN online sheets, and he was a bit off the lead: He was in 4,287,379th place after the first set of night games.

Obama was 7-for-12 Friday, missing on Temple, Tennessee (vs. Oklahoma State), West Virginia (vs. Dayton), Boston College (vs. Southern California) and Utah (vs. Arizona).

The good news for the president: Every team he picked to reach the Sweet 16 had won.

Obama has top-seeded Louisville, North Carolina and Pittsburgh, and No. 2 Memphis reaching the Final Four. He took the Tar Heels to win the title.

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