It’s that time of year again! Everyone is filling out March Madness brackets and surely friends and coworkers are comparing who they’ve picked. (It’s happening in the 8News newsroom, that’s for sure!)
President Barack Obama joined in the fun once again and met up with ESPN’s college basketball analyst Andy Katz to go over his picks for the 2015 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The President, along with odds, predict that undefeated Kentucky will win the championship game over Villanova. The Wildcats, the number one overall seed, are listed by a Las Vegas Sportsbook as having 1-1 odds to win it all, one of the biggest favorites in modern history.
This year’s presidential bracket includes two 12-5 seed upsets in the first round: Buffalo over West Virginia and Wyoming over Northern Iowa.
Though he doesn’t call any significant Cinderella stories, Obama does choose No. 10 Davidson to make it all the way to the Sweet 16.
Aside from Villanove and Kentucky (both No. 1 seeds), he has No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Arizona in the Final Four.
The president is known for his love of basketball. He posted a letter to a high school student Tuesday about how the game has impacted his own life.
Obama is 1-5 in picking the overall winner from the Oval Office. He correctly chose the North Carolina Tar Heels to win it all in 2009, but he hasn’t been correct since.