Obama picks Indiana to win Final Four

March 20, 2013

President Obama thinks the National Championship is heading back to the Hoosier State.

Obama picked Indiana University in his NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament bracket this year. The president, a big sports fan, says the Hoosiers will defeat the University of Louisville University in the national championship game. Both teams are the top seeds in their quadrants of the 68-team field.

Rounding out Obama's Final Four picks are the most prominent schools in the two biggest swing states: the third-seeded University of Florida and No. 2 seed Ohio State University. (Obama has been picked on for picking swing-state teams to make previous Final Fours, but of course it doesn't really matter now since he has run his last national campaign.)

In his women’s bracket, Obama picks Baylor, Connecticut, Notre Dame and California to make the Final Four, with Baylor repeating as national champions.

National Journal notes that Obama does not have a great track record when it comes to college basketball: He's only correctly picked six of the past 20 teams to make it to the Final Four.

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