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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Plenty of perfect brackets out there

By staff

With all the higher seeds advancing over the first eight games on Thursday, there are still roughly 35.5 percent perfect brackets (about 2.29 million) out of the 6.45 million entered in Tournament Challenge. Another 2.23 million brackets (34.6 percent) got seven of the first eight games right.

President Obama's bracket was among the 2.29 million to get the first eight games correct.

Couple of other fun facts from the brackets:

Percentage of brackets picking all four No. 1 seeds to:

... Reach the Final Four: 4.3 percent
... Reach the Elite Eight: 28.3 percent
... Reach the Sweet 16: 67.9 percent
... Win in the Round of 64: 97.7 percent

The teams picked by the fewest numbers of brackets to win it all:
Links to other notable brackets:

Dick Vitale
Jay Bilas
Andy Katz
Doug Gottlieb

Mike Greenberg
Mike Golic

Colin Cowherd
Michelle Beadle

Michael Wilbon
Tony Kornheiser

Scott Van Pelt

LeBron James