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Final Four: Is Obama the best celebrity bracketologist?

President Obama is still in with a shout at being the celebrity with the most accurate Final Four bracket, according to ESPN. But things are stacked against him this weekend.

By Staff writer / March 30, 2012

Louisville forward Chane Behanan dunks the ball during a practice session for the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament Friday in New Orleans. Louisville plays Kentucky in a semifinals game on Saturday.

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When college basketball's Final Four tips off Saturday night, President Obama is going to have a lot to be proud of. After all, he picked nearly every game correctly in the tournament's East bracket and nailed half of Saturday's contenders – Kentucky and Ohio State.

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The Bracket-Soothsayer-in-Chief unfortunately pegged North Carolina and Missouri as the other half of college basketball's final weekend. Those slots are held by Louisville and Kansas.

Still, the POTUS has whipped 96.1 percent of bracket jockeys all over America, according to ESPN's figures.

There's just one problem with his bid to take home the title of best celebrity bracketologist: University of North Carolina. He picked them to win it all, but the Tar Heels were derailed in the Eleite Eight by point guard Kendall Marshall's wrist injury. (See Mr. Obama's full bracket here.)

Yet even with his champion eliminated, Mr. Obama still has an outside shot.

Who is the next greatest celebrity hoops pick 'em pro in the land, according to brackets submitted to ESPN.com? Former 98 Degrees star (and ex-beau of Jessica Simpson) Nick Lachey.

That's right, America. The best-ranked celebrity bracket in America belongs to one fourth of the crew that brought you a hit song in the Disney film, "Mulan."  

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