Barack Obama may not be president anymore, but his March Madness picks are still a highly anticipated annual event among sports fans.
Sadly the unveiling of Obama’s bracket is no longer aired on live TV, just shared on Twitter like the rest of the nation.
“Just because I have more time to watch games doesn’t mean my picks will be better,” the former POTUS and die-hard basketball fan tweeted on Wednesday.
– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 14, 2018
So who does Obama think will be dominating the NCAA championships this year?
He has Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina and Villanova in his Final Four, with the Spartans beating out the Volunteers in the Finals.
Always a strong proponent for gender equality, Obama also filled out a women’s bracket, predicting that the UConn Huskies will beat out Mississippi State.
Obama has chosen the men’s champion correctly twice since Barack-etology first launched in 2009, with picking the UNC Tar Heels as eventual winners in 2009 and 2017.
Last year, President Trump opted out of the fun tradition. An ESPN spokesperson said in a statement at the time: “We expressed our interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.”