The newest installment of the Presidential Bracket is here!
In his latest “Barack-etology,” Obama picks Indiana to beat Louisville in the National Championship game, a battle of two No. 1 seeds.
The president predicts Ohio State (2) and Florida (3) to join Louisville and Indiana in the Final Four.
You can read Obama’s full bracket here.
Obama has a history of “going chalk,” bracketology jargon for simply picking all of the top ranked teams to go the furthest. He deviated a bit this year, having only two No. 1 seeds in the Final Four, though his title game features the two top seeds.
In 2012, the president got the National Champion pick correct with Kentucky and had one other Final Four team pegged. The correct Kentucky pick marked the second time in his presidency that he nailed the National Champion selection.
Obama went all chalk in 2011, picking all No. 1 seeds to advance to the final four, only to have none of them make it, with three not even making it to the Elite Eight.
Obama had a miserable 2010, predicting two No. 1 seeds and two No. 2 seeds to make the Final Four, only to misfire on all four picks. Two of the teams lost in the round of 32, including his national title pick, Kansas. The other two lost in the Elite Eight.
In his 2009 inaugural Presidential Bracket, Obama was solid, correctly calling for No. 2 seeded UNC to win the championship, though none of his other three Final Four picks (two No. 1 seeds and a No. 2) made it past the Elite Eight.