Have you filled out your March Madness brackets yet? Former President Barack Obama has – and he’s shared them on social media.
“It’s the best time of year! My #MarchMadness brackets will get busted soon enough, but here are my picks,” he said in a tweet.
Obama is ready for the Duke Bleu Devils to win the college basketball championship in a showdown against the Houston Cougars. This is isn’t the first time he’s rooted for Duke – he expected them to win in 2019, and was spotted at a Duke game against the North Carolina Tar Heels that same year, according to USA Today.
Along with Duke and Houston, Obama picked Baylor and UCLA for the final four. For the “First Four” Obama picked Texas A&M, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, and Texas Southern.
Every year, NCAA Division I men’s basketball holds the March Madness tournament, a “single-elimination tournament of 68 teams that compete in seven rounds for the national championship.”
Illinois high school official, Henry V. Porter first used the “March Madness” term in 1939, according to the NCAA. It has been linked with the NCAA Division I tournament since the early 1980s.
In addition to men’s tournament picks, Obama included NCAA Women’s tournament picks.
His pick for the championship winner is the South Carolina Gamecocks, who he thinks will play the Indiana Hoosiers for the title. To round out his final four, Obama picked Stanford and Virginia Tech.
More information about March Madness – including how to watch the games – is available here.