Several well-known political figures - current members of Congress and governors - have picked their home state teams to win the championship. One former - and possibly future - presidential contender selected teams from states he won in 2012 to go far in the tournament
Take a look at the teams these politicians think will go all the way:
The Louisiana governor, who is said to be a potential presidential candidate in 2016, picked Florida to win the championship. (Key swing state, by the way).
The Maryland governor, who may have designs on the White House one day, chose Florida to overcome Louisville in the final.
The Democratic National Committee chair and Florida congresswoman's Sunshine State pride shouldn't come as a surprise.
Iowa is former presidential candidate Rick Santorum's second home - and the team nearly makes his final four.
For the Arizona senator, it's the Wildcats all the way. Naturally.
Florida's GOP governor, who is facing a re-election challenge from Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, sees Florida taking the championship.
Gov. Sandoval and President Obama may not have much in common - politically - but they do when it comes to Michigan State.