Politics of Bracketology

Sen. Patrick Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, is going all the way with a home team in the NCAA tournament brackets he filled out Wednesday, picking Pitt to emerge as national champion.

It's a smart political choice, of course, though people with far more basketball savvy than I believe that Pitt has a shot.

Toomey's also got Bucknell, of Lewisburg, Pa., making it to the Sweet 16.

(It should be noted that the new senator's alma mater, Harvard, missed an automatic tournament bid last week when it lost by one point to Princeton in the Ivy championship match.)

Here's a link to Toomey's brackets.

President Obama, a basketball fan of the highest order, has schools from three swing states he will need in 2012 in the Final Four: Ohio State, Duke (North Carolina), and Pitt (Pennsylvania). But he's got Kansas to take it all. Going out on a limb here, but I think Kansas' electoral votes will be going to Brand X next year.

Here's a link to the president's brackets.