President Obama is predicting that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four. (Photo Credit: ESPN)
Washington (CNN) – President Obama has caught the fever – the one spreading wildly during March Madness.
Obama revealed who he thinks will win – and lose – in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament during an exclusive interview with ESPN Tuesday.
And for the first time, the president also publicly revealed his picks for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, also to ESPN. His female Final Four picks: Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee.
ESPN says it will reveal the president's full NCAA Women's bracket on Friday.
As for the men: who will skid, and who will score, in the predictor-in-chief's estimation? ESPN's SportsCenter revealed his full bracket Wednesday.
The president largely played it safe, telling ESPN that powerhouses Kentucky, Kansas, Kansas State and Villanova will beat out other teams to the Final Four.
Who will survive and go on to the big dance?
President Obama predicts Kansas and Kentucky.
And the winner?
The president's pick: Kansas.
President Obama could go 2-for-2 if his current prediction prevails. Last year, he chose the North Carolina Tar Heels to win it all. And they did.
Important...I think not! Try some news every once in awhile. It might surprise to learn something.
Mr. President, I think Duke can pull a win over Nova, but they won't be able to beat Kentucky. I've got Georgetown vs. Kentucky in the championship with Kentucky getting the victory.
His hand written bracket shows that several times he re-considered his pick. What an elitist communist fascist tyrannical muslim white black guy. He should learn to stick with his first choice and run with it, no matter how stupid it is.
Picking Villanova over Duke is sure to anger the entire group of confederate states.
Let's see the GOP block his selections or spin them into some type of communist conspiracy.
Yes the great savior has made his prediction. Get to work Mr. President!
Obama is more fitted to be a basketball player anyway, rather than trying to change the entire country into his socialistic ideas.
I'd like to get ahead of the "ball" so to speak and before all of you irrational, hate-filled neo-con-baggers start with the "Oh my GOD doesn't he EVER work!" comments . . . I'd just like to invite you all to get a life!
Focus, focus, focus........this is whats wrong with this extremely weak president, he spends way to much time on his special interests and not enough on whats important, like the Economy and Jobs. Vote out the crooks in 2010 and 2012......lets get term limits.....Vote Republican in 2010 and 2012......lets get America back on track....
Same as my brackets, but I'm picking Kentucky over Kansas in the final.
Fantastic Job Mr. President! My Pick Is The University Of Kansas Jayhawks As Well.
I pick that Motherland Russia will rule... err, sorry wrong speech, that the Dukies will triumph.
Glad to see he has time to waste.
I run a small busines and I don't have time to keep up with the NCAA. It's hard to believe the president does. Isn't he the one whofamously stated that he has a "full plate"?
Its Villanova all the way and President Obama till 2016.
Great choices and a lot of what if.....
I am with the President here. I am a humble , disappointed Tarheel fan and supporter of our roundballer -in-chief. I urge him not to bet more than $740 million on the pool, though. Save the rest for a rainy day.
Couldn't. Care. Less.
another reason I love this man.
Please, can you help restore some dignity to the office of the President. Who cares who Obama has picked.
You've underestimated Sieana President Obama!
GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS!
Finally....Obama can make a mistake on something and it won't hurt the country.
Picking Georgetown over Tenn and Ohio State? How many electoral votes is that going to cost him?