March Madness has reached more than one former president of the United States.
A day after former President Barack Obama released his men’s and women’s brackets for this year’s NCAA Tournament, the man who held the office a couple terms before him released his own.
George H. W. Bush, America’s 41st president, tweeted out his own picks on Thursday afternoon, complete with some playful joking toward Obama. Bush’s bracket has a distinct SEC feel.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) March 15, 2018
That’s right, Bush has the Texas A&M Aggies, a No. 7 seed, winning the championship and cutting down the nets in San Antonio. Also, he fittingly has the Aggies’ rival Texas Longhorns losing in the first round.
The rest of his final four is No. 1 overall seed Virginia, No. 1 seed Villanova, and No. 2 seed Duke. He has Texas A&M over Villanova for the title.
Obama chose a Final Four of Virginia, No. 2 North Carolina, Villanova, and No. 3 Michigan State, with Michigan State defeating Virginia in the championship game.
Obama correctly predicted North Carolina would win the championship last season. The Aggies will take their first step on fulfilling Bush’s prediction tomorrow afternoon.
Texas A&M plays its first game of the tournament on Friday at 12:15 p.m. ET against No. 10 seed Providence. The game will be televised on CBS.
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