Here Are Barack Obama’s March Madness Picks

Barack Obama may no longer be the president, but he's still giving us his beloved Barack-etology with his 2017 March Madness picks.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Without a single tipoff, one thing many are missing this March Madness are the president’s picks. Say no more. The former president recently posted his bracket selections to his foundation’s website.

Ready for a little Barack-etology anyone?

The 2017 version is mostly chalk. He gives no love to No. 1 seed Gonzaga, who he has losing to Notre Dame in the Sweet 16. He also has UCLA losing in the second round to Nati. The one giant surprise is his love for Michigan, who he has in the Elite 8.

If he is correct in his championship picks, it would be the first time Duke and UNC — the biggest rivals in the sport — would meet in the tournament.

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Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.