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Falcons up, Jets, Rams reach top 10 in AP power rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are moving up on the top 3 teams in this week's AP Pro32 power rankings, while the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams find themselves among the NFL's top 10.

New England, Green Bay and Denver are 1-2-3 for the fourth week straight week in voting by the 12 media members who regularly cover the league. The Patriots have seven first-place votes and 379 points; the Packers five first-place votes and 377 points; and the Broncos 352 points.

The Falcons improved two places to fourth with Sunday's win over Houston, ahead of Cincinnati and Carolina. The top six teams are unbeaten.

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The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Oct 6
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (7)3-03791
2Green Bay Packers (5)4-03772
3Denver Broncos4-03523
4Atlanta Falcons4-03326
5Cincinnati Bengals4-03234
6Carolina Panthers4-03187
7Arizona Cardinals3-13164
8Seattle Seahawks2-23068
9New York Jets3-128314
10St. Louis Rams2-224819
11Pittsburgh Steelers2-22459
12New York Giants2-224420
13Minnesota Vikings2-224211
14Buffalo Bills2-22229
15Dallas Cowboys2-221712
16San Diego Chargers2-221518
17Indianapolis Colts2-220816
18Baltimore Ravens1-317022
19Oakland Raiders2-216515
20Kansas City Chiefs1-316313
21Washington Redskins2-216025
22Philadelphia Eagles1-312917
23Tennessee Titans1-211622
24New Orleans Saints1-310331
25Cleveland Browns1-37827
26Chicago Bears1-37332
27Detroit Lions0-47025
28Houston Texans1-36621
29Miami Dolphins1-36124
30Jacksonville Jaguars1-35430
31San Francisco 49ers1-33928
32Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-33529


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