March Madness: Barack Obama's 2018 NCAA brackets and all his past picks
Obama correctly picked the men's champ last year, so Michigan State fans have reason for hope in 2018
Barack Obama had a TV crew in the Oval Office every March during his presidency for the grand unveiling of his March Madness brackets. He would reveal his picks for who he thought would win the men's and women's NCAA tournaments. And while his two terms as president are over, he's still willing and able to reveal his picks.
Obama revealed Wednesday on Twitter that he has No. 3 seed Michigan State emerging from the Midwest Region to win the national championship. Virginia, North Carolina and Villanova are his Final Four picks. On the women's side, he picked UConn to knock out Mississippi State in the title game, and Notre Dame and Louisville as the two other teams to make it to the Final Four.
Barack Obama's men's NCAA Tournament bracket
Barack Obama's women's NCAA Tournament bracket
Is this the fortune Sparty needs? Last season, Obama correctly pegged North Carolina as the team to win it all on the men's side. So will he make it two-in-a-row?
The Spartans begin their march to the title on Friday against No. 14 seed Bucknell at 7:10 p.m. ET.
And in case you need more evidence of POTUS 44's bracket success (or lack thereof), here are all of Obama's other picks from over the years, as well as whether or not they came to fruition:
Barack Obama's men's NCAA Tournament picks over the years
2009: Obama picks North Carolina (actual winner: North Carolina)
2010: Obama picks Kansas (actual winner: Duke)
2011: Obama picks Kansas (actual winner: Connecticut)
2012: Obama picks North Carolina (actual winner: Kentucky)
2013: Obama picks Indiana (actual winner: Louisville)
2014: Obama picks Michigan State (actual winner: Connecticut)
2015: Obama picks Kentucky (actual winner: Duke)
2016: Obama picks Kansas (actual winner: Villanova)
2017: Obama picks North Carolina (actual winner: North Carolina)
Barack Obama's women's NCAA Tournament picks over the years
2010: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: Connecticut)
2011: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: Texas A&M)
2012: Obama picks Baylor (actual winner: Baylor)
2013: Obama picks Baylor (actual winner: Connecticut)
2014: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: Connecticut)
2015: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: Connecticut)
2016: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: Connecticut)
2017: Obama picks Connecticut (actual winner: South Carolina)
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