Barack Obama picks North Carolina as NCAA tournament champions in March Madness bracket

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Since he assumed his White House position in 2009, former president Barack Obama had filled out an NCAA tournament bracket each year of his administration.

In post-election life, Obama has continued his annual college hoops tradition.

Obama’s bracket was posted Wednesday on the Obama Foundation’s website, and shows the former president went full chalk in primarily selecting favorites for both the women’s and men’s tournaments.

“We heard from many of you that your experiences playing sports have helped you develop confidence, an appreciation for hard work, and a positive outlook despite the ups and downs of life,” a message associated with the bracket post states. “In the spirit of good sportsmanship and good citizenship, here are President Obama’s picks for this year’s big dance.”

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Duke

NCAA seed: 7

Bovada odds: +600

Vegas Insider: 6/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Princeton

NCAA seed: 50

Bovada odds: +50,000

Vegas Insider: 850/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Northwestern

NCAA seed: 32

Bovada odds: +20,000

Vegas Insider: 200/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Notre Dame

NCAA seed: 19

Bovada odds: +4,000

Vegas Insider: 80/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Vanderbilt

NCAA seed: 33

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

University of Southern California

NCAA seed: 45

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 500/1

Updated March 14, 2017

UCLA

NCAA seed: 11

Bovada odds: +1,000

Vegas Insider: 12/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Virginia

NCAA seed: 17

Bovada odds: +4,000

Vegas Insider: 40/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Michigan

NCAA seed: 27

Bovada odds: +2,500

Vegas Insider: 75/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Wake Forest

NCAA seed: 43

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

North Carolina – Chapel Hill

NCAA seed: 3

Bovada odds: +700

Vegas Insider: 13/2

Updated March 14, 2017

Wisconsin – Madison

NCAA seed: 29

Bovada odds: +6,600

Vegas Insider: 90/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Miami

NCAA seed: 30

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

University of California, Davis

NCAA seed: 65

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Villanova

NCAA seed: 1

Bovada odds: +800

Vegas Insider: 17/2

Updated March 14, 2017

Florida

NCAA seed: 14

Bovada odds: +3,300

Vegas Insider: 30/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Southern Methodist University (SMU)

NCAA seed: 21

Bovada odds: +4,000

Vegas Insider: 30/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Maryland – College Park

NCAA seed: 23

Bovada odds: +10,000

Vegas Insider: 100/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Baylor

NCAA seed: 12

Bovada odds: +3,300

Vegas Insider: 40/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Virginia Tech

NCAA seed: 36

Bovada odds: +20,000

Vegas Insider: 200/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Michigan State

NCAA seed: 35

Bovada odds: +10,000

Vegas Insider: 100/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Marquette

NCAA seed: 39

Bovada odds: +30,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Florida State

NCAA seed: 10

Bovada odds: +3,300

Vegas Insider: 30/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Vermont

NCAA seed: 53

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Oregon

NCAA seed: 9

Bovada odds: +2,200

Vegas Insider: 25/1

Updated March 14, 2017

South Carolina

NCAA seed: 26

Bovada odds: +15,000

Vegas Insider: 200/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Iowa State

NCAA seed: 20

Bovada odds: +4,000

Vegas Insider: 65/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Dayton

NCAA seed: 28

Bovada odds: +30,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Kansas

NCAA seed: 2

Bovada odds: +800

Vegas Insider: 17/2

Updated March 14, 2017

Seton Hall

NCAA seed: 34

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Arizona

NCAA seed: 6

Bovada odds: +800

Vegas Insider: 10/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Kentucky

NCAA seed: 5

Bovada odds: +1,000

Vegas Insider: 17/2

Updated March 14, 2017

Cincinnati

NCAA seed: 22

Bovada odds: +10,000

Vegas Insider: 100/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Arkansas – Little Rock

NCAA seed: 31

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Kansas State

NCAA seed: 46

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Oklahoma State

NCAA seed: 37

Bovada odds: +10,000

Vegas Insider: 100/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Rhode Island

NCAA seed: 44

Bovada odds: +20,000

Vegas Insider: 100/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU

NCAA seed: 40

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Louisville

NCAA seed: 8

Bovada odds: +1,600

Vegas Insider: 14/1

Updated March 14, 2017

West Virginia

NCAA seed: 15

Bovada odds: +2,500

Vegas Insider: 35/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Kent State

NCAA seed: 57

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

North Dakota

NCAA seed: 62

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Purdue

NCAA seed: 16

Bovada odds: +2,200

Vegas Insider: 30/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Nevada – Reno

NCAA seed: 47

Bovada odds: +50,00

Vegas Insider: 500/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Bucknell

NCAA seed: 51

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Gonzaga

NCAA seed: 4

Bovada odds: +900

Vegas Insider: 10/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Creighton

NCAA seed: 24

Bovada odds: +15,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

UNC Wilmington

NCAA seed: 49

Bovada odds: +50,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Florida Gulf Coast

NCAA seed: 56

Bovada odds: +50,00

Vegas Insider: 2,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Northern Kentucky

NCAA seed: 59

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Providence

NCAA seed: 42

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 300/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Middle Tennessee

NCAA seed: 48

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 250/1

Updated March 14, 2017

South Dakota State

NCAA seed: 64

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000

Updated March 14, 2017

Butler

NCAA seed: 13

Bovada odds: +6,600

Vegas Insider: 55/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Troy

NCAA seed: 60

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Winthrop

NCAA seed: 54

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Xavier

NCAA seed: 41

Bovada odds: +25,000

Vegas Insider: 400/1

Updated March 14, 2017

St. Mary’s College of California

NCAA seed: 25

Bovada odds: +7,500

Vegas Insider: 120/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Texas Southern

NCAA seed: 63

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

New Mexico State

NCAA seed: 55

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Wichita State

NCAA seed: 38

Bovada odds: +6,600

Vegas Insider: 85/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Mount St. Mary’s

NCAA seed: 68 

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Jacksonville State

NCAA seed: 61

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

East Tennessee State

NCAA seed: 52

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Iona

NCAA seed: 58

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

New Orleans

NCAA seed: 67

Bovada odds: +100,000

Vegas Insider: 5,000/1

Updated March 14, 2017

Minnesota

NCAA seed: 18

Bovada odds: +10,000

Vegas Insider: 75/1

Updated March 14, 2017

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For the women’s tournament, Obama selected UConn, Washington, Notre Dame and South Carolina for his final four, with a championship game between UConn and Notre Dame resulting in a 12th national title for UConn.

For the men’s tournament, the former president has Duke defeating Arizona and Kansas defeating North Carolina in the final four — resulting in a national championship win for Roy Williams and his UNC squad.

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According to The Washington Post, ESPN had reached out to Trump administration staff extending an invitation for the president to fill out a bracket while on camera — as was custom with President Obama. President Trump, though, declined this invitation.

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