As fans finalize their brackets ahead of the first round of the NCAA Tournament, one former president has unveiled his.
Barack Obama unveiled his men's and women's bracket for this year's NCAA Tournament, going with Gonzaga to win it all on the men's side and Baylor on the women's side.
"Like many of you, I’m thrilled that #MarchMadness is finally back," he tweeted early Thursday morning as the first round of the men's tournament kicks off Friday afternoon.
On the men's side, his Final Four is all No. 1 seeds with Gonzaga, Michigan, Baylor and Illinois, with the Bulldogs beating the Fighting Illini in the national championship. For the women, he has Stanford, Maryland, Baylor and N.C. State in the Final Four with Baylor defeating Stanford in the title game.
President Obama’s 2021 NCAA Brackets
Despite going chalk in the Final Four, Obama's men's bracket is sprinkled with upsets, as he has No. 12 seeds UC Santa Barbara and Georgetown, as well as No. 13 seed Ohio advancing to the second round. The upsets on his women's bracket include 10 seeds North Carolina, Michigan State and Marquette, as well as No. 11 seed South Dakota with a first-round win.
He has made his bracket public since he was inaugurated in 2009, and correctly predicted North Carolina to win the men's title in 2009 and 2017. Obama's 2019 men's bracket didn't have any of the Final Four participants correct, which is something we can all relate to.
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