Even post-presidency, Barack Obama still picks the chalkiest of brackets

He then picks a championship match of Virginia and Michigan State, with the Spartans claiming the title.

Former United States president Barack Obama submitted his today.

She's a Michigan State grad. He was one "upset" (No. 5 West Virginia over No. 4 Wichita State) away from an all-chalk second round.

All four schools are located in battleground states that, with the exception of Virginia, voted Republican in the 2016 election. No. 44 made his picks for this year's tournaments public on Wednesday, and while there's little in the way of surprise on the women's side, he is rolling with a 3-seed for the men.

Of course, Obama is not shy in his love for the Tar Heels. At the time, maybe you could have justified Obama's bracket conservatism by saying as president he simply didn't want to piss anybody off.

The win by UNC avenged its loss a year earlier to Villanova, when the Wildcats got a buzzer-beater to win, 77-74. Donald Trump's predecessor expects some upsets along the way, with Loyola-Chicago, ranked 11 in the South Region, beating number six Miami and 10-seeded Texas winning over Nevada, which is ranked three places higher. He declined an invitation past year from ESPN to do so on-air, as Obama did during his presidency.

He picked the University of CT women's team to come back after last year's shocking upset to Michigan State to win the 2018 title.

Obama picked UConn to win a year ago as well, but the Huskies were upset by Mississippi State.

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