Former U.S. President Barack Obama released his bracket picks for the men and women’s NCAA Tournaments on his Twitter account today, and like many, he doesn’t have the Kentucky Wildcats advancing past the Round of 32.
Obama picked the Arizona Wildcats to take down Kentucky in the second round before falling to Virginia in the Sweet 16.
Obama had a Final Four of Virginia, UNC, Michigan State, and Villanova, with Michigan State taking home their first title since 2000. The Spartans have been a popular championship pick as the 3-seed in the region with Kansas and Duke.
Full bracket is found below.
Just because I have more time to watch games doesn’t mean my picks will be better, but here are my brackets this year: https://t.co/ETRchPcZxF pic.twitter.com/gnNXw0Ysxr— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 14, 2018
The Arizona over Kentucky pick has been popular and understandably so. Arizona has been playing just as well as anyone down the stretch, and if not for three consecutive losses in the Bahamas in November, the Wildcats out west are likely contending for a 1 or 2 seed.
Obama joins the likes of Jay Bilas, who also projected Kentucky to fall short in the Round of 32 in a battle of the Wildcats. You can find more on that here.
For what its worth, Obama (unsurprisingly) picked UCONN to take home the women’s title over Mississippi State.
The good news is the former president hasn’t been the best at predicting the NCAA Tournament, according to Mashable. He did, however, make the correct pick on North Carolina winning it all last year.
Let’s hope he’s wrong this time around and it’s the Cats coming out of the loaded South Region.