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NCAA Bracket 2016: President Obama's March Madness tournament picks

President Obama picked Kansas to win it all in the men's NCAA basketball tournament — the third time he's picked the Jayhawks, who have never lived up to the president's confidence by taking home the title.

Besides Kansas, Obama's Final Four included UNC, Texas A&M, and Michigan State, showing his usual tendency to pick top-ranked teams (although Texas A&M is a No. 3 seed and Michigan State is a No. 2). But this year Obama was free of the pressure of electoral politics. When he was up for re-election in 2012, his bracket tended to suspiciously favor battleground states.

For the women's tournament, Obama picked UConn to win it all — a safe bet, as the team has won three straight championships — and Florida State, South Carolina, and Notre Dame to round out the Final Four.

If you're running behind filling out your bracket and need a presidential cue, here are Obama's picks. But he doesn't have the greatest record, partly because he tends not to pick upsets.

Along with Obama's bracket, the White House posted a letter from an 11-year-old girl whose bracket did better than the president's last year. "I just wanted to tell you that I saw your 2015 NCAA bracket pick and I beat you," she wrote. "You are a great president, just not the best bracket picker."

Here are Obama's picks for the final rounds

Men's Championship: Kansas vs. UNC

Men's Final Four: UNC, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Kansas

Men's Elite Eight: Kansas, Villanova, Duke, Texas A&M, UNC, West Virginia, UVA, Michigan State

And for the women's tournament:

Women's championship: UConn vs. Notre Dame

Women's Final Four: UConn, Florida State, South Carolina, Notre Dame

Women's Elite Eight: UConn, Texas, Florida State, Louisville, South Carolina, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Maryland