Biden picks UConn, South Carolina to win March Madness 2024

Andrew Weil
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While Biden has UConn going back-to-back, his March Madness brackets have some big upset picks.

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has released his March Madness brackets and he’s got the top overall seeds winning it all. 

Of the 68 teams competing in the men’s tournament, he selected defending champion and No. 1 seed UConn to go back-to-back. 

Biden’s bracket has UConn beating fellow No. 1 seed Houston in the championship game, and No. 1 seed North Carolina and No. 2 seed Tennessee making it to the Final Four in Arizona.

The president’s biggest upset picks include No. 13 seed Charleston defeating No. 4 seed Alabama in the first round, along with No. 12 seed McNeese beating No. 5 seed Gonzaga. 

In the women’s tournament, Biden picked No. 1 overall seed South Carolina to win the national championship and to complete their undefeated season. His bracket has South Carolina beating No. 2 seed UCLA in the championship game, and No. 2 seed Stanford and No. 3 seed UConn also making it to the Final Four. 

The president has Caitlin Clark and Iowa losing to Colorado in the Sweet 16 of the women’s March Madness tournament. 

Presidential March Madness brackets became a tradition during Barack Obama’s time in office, as he would fill one out then discuss it on SportsCenter each year. Former president Donald Trump declined ESPN’s offer to take part when asked to participate in 2017.

Obama March Madness 2024 picks

This year, Obama also picked UConn – though he has them beating Kentucky in the men’s national championship. The former president selected South Carolina to beat Iowa in the women’s national championship game.

What are the odds of a perfect bracket? 

According to, if you were to simply guess or flip a coin for each matchup, the odds of a perfect NCAA bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. 

However, also notes that the odds are more like 1 in 120.2 billion, if the person making the bracket takes into account info about which teams are better and tournament history. 

It’s believed that the closest anyone has gotten to a perfect bracket occurred just three years ago.

During the 2019 tournament, an Ohio man correctly guessed all the games going into the Sweet 16, according to But his streak of 49 correct picks was ended when Purdue beat Tennessee 99-94 in overtime of the second game in the Sweet 16.

Last year, it took just 25 games for there to be no more perfect brackets – after No. 16 FDU stunned No. 1 Purdue. 

In 2022 and 2021, it took just 28 games for there to be no more perfect brackets.

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