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March Madness 2013 is creeping up on us, and with it, a barrage of March Madness predictions of who will make it to the Big Dance this year and whose bubble will burst during Selection Sunday on March 17 at 6 p.m. on CBS. Whether you’re a diehard college basketball fan or a bandwagon bracket baller, there’s a lot riding on the March Madness predictions being offered by experts and novices alike.

Update: Dominate your office pool this year with the help of bracket predictions from the likes of ESPN bracketology guru Joe Lunardi and prophetic statistician Nate Silver.

When the March Madness brackets are released on Selection Sunday, you’re sure to head to ESPN, CBS or Yahoo like the millions of other ravenous college basketball fans clamoring for the first glimpse at the 68 teams who made the final bracket — as well you should. (If you need help deciding which bracket to fill out, here’s a primer.)

But getting familiar with the March Madness predictions now is a great way to ensure you’re ready to put your best foot forward when the time comes to fill out the actual bracket and show it off to your friends and coworkers. If you want some bracket picks now, you’d be hard pressed to find a better resource than ESPN’s bracketology expert Joe Lunardi, who has been filling in and updating a full March Madness bracket preview every week since the beginning of January.

Update: For the official 2013 March Madness tournament bracket, head here.

Here are Lunardi’s bracket predictions for March 14, 2013:

Here are all the divisions, teams and their respective seeds according to Lunardi’s predictions as of March 13, 2013:

To give you a better idea of what you’re looking at, the green arrow indicates teams that have moved up and red arrows denote teams that have moved down in the standings.

For a bunch more March Madness content, including when the tournament officially starts and a complete guide to watching all the games online, check out BostInno’s full coverage here.

Best of luck with your brackets this year, Boston.

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