Here's Obama’s 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket

Emmett Knowlton
President Obama and Basketball

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When President Barack Obama was in the White House, he made a point of annually filling out March Madness brackets for both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments.

This year, Obama may no longer be in office, but his love of college basketball seemingly has not diminished. On Wednesday, one day ahead of the tournaments' starts, Obama released his two brackets on his foundation's website.

"In the spirit of good sportsmanship and good citizenship, here are President Obama's picks for this year's big dance," said the blurb on his website.

On the women's side, the 44th president went totally out on a limb by picking UConn, the winner of 100-plus consecutive games, to win the whole thing.

On the men's side, Obama's Final Four features Duke, Arizona, Kansas, and UNC.

His final? Duke vs. UNC.

Here is Obama's full men's bracket:

Obama March Madness Bracket 2017

Obama.org

And here is his bracket for the women's tournament:

Obama Women's Bracket

Obama.org

President Donald Trump has opted not to participate in the bracket bonanza this year.

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