Monday April 6th, 2015

While most of America was surprised to see Kentucky fall in the Final Four to Wisconsin on Saturday, it turns out former presidential candidate Mitt Romney knew it would happen all along.

Romney is apparently an expert at this stuff, currently ranking in the 99.8th percentile out of 11.57 million entries in ESPN's Tournament Challenge. That means his bracket is among the top 1% out of all those entrants, ranked 25,485th heading into Monday's title game. 

How did he get there? Well, it helps when you correctly predict the entire Final Four, then get both semifinals correct as well. You can view Romney's full bracket here, as shared with the Huffington Post. He predicts Duke will beat Wisconsin to win it all.

Tom Crean looks photogenic as usual at the Final Four

Another thing to note is that Romney had six of the Elite Eight teams right, including the Louisville-Michigan State matchup. Like so many other people, he got tripped up by Iowa State's early exit. 

He might have lost the 2012 election, but Romney can at least claim one victory over President Barack Obama. He's currently dominating Obama's bracket, which is ranked in the 40.2th percentile and is 6,918,578th overall. Obama had only half the Final Four right and had Kentucky winning the whole thing. 


- Molly Geary

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