President Obama reveals his Final Four picks for 2014 NCAA basketball tournament

Get some “Barack-etology” advice from the president himself.
By Evan Bleier  |  Updated March 19, 2014 at 10:29 AM
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The president doesn’t just deal with domestic and international problems -- he also gives “Barack-etology” advice.

For those who need some help filling out a bracket in advance of the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament, take a look at President Barack Obama’s March Madness picks when they are made public at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

In advance of that big reveal, the president’s Final Four picks were released on Tuesday.

The President chose Florida, Arizona, Michigan State and Louisville to emerge from each region in the men’s bracket.

On the women’s side, Obama selected Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame and Stanford.

The only time that the President correctly picked the national champion was in 2009, when he selected the North Carolina Tar Heels to go all the way.

According to ESPN:

“In 2013, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,080,996 out of 8.15 million entries, placing him in the 74.4th percentile. He correctly picked Louisville to play in the championship game, but predicted Indiana, which was not in the Final Four, to win it all. President Obama placed in the 69.2th percentile of his women’s bracket entry last year.”

Louisville took on Michigan in the 2013 championship game, and the Cardinals walked away with 82-76 win. Following the game, Obama said the contest was "one of the best championship games that any of us have seen in a very, very long time."


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