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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Dallas Cowboys (11)10-13831
2Oakland Raiders9-23634
3Kansas City Chiefs8-33376
4New England Patriots (1)9-23693
5Denver Broncos7-43185
6Seattle Seahawks7-3-13342
7New York Giants8-33146
8Atlanta Falcons7-43109
9Detroit Lions7-427710
10Washington Redskins6-4-12778
11Miami Dolphins7-425912
12Pittsburgh Steelers6-524916
13Baltimore Ravens6-524115
14Minnesota Vikings6-521811
15Green Bay Packers5-617524
16Houston Texans6-518013
17Tennessee Titans6-618120
18Tampa Bay Buccaneers6-521819
19Buffalo Bills6-520618
20San Diego Chargers5-614723
21New Orleans Saints5-614025
22Philadelphia Eagles5-615513
23Indianapolis Colts5-613717
24Carolina Panthers4-710622
25Arizona Cardinals4-6-110221
26Cincinnati Bengals3-7-18326
27Los Angeles Rams4-77727
28New York Jets3-85928
29Chicago Bears2-94429
30Jacksonville Jaguars2-93630
31San Francisco 49ers1-102931
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

Pat Kirwan

Prior to joining CBSSports.com, he was on on-air analyst and columnist for CNN/SI Network and CNNSI.com. Also co-hosts the popular Movin' The Chains radio program on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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Poll Methodology

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings in 2012. A national panel of 12 voters will participate in the selection process this year. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering the NFL. Some of them — Tony Dungy and Herm Edwards — played and coached in the league. Others — Jim Miller — played in the league. Each week beginning on Sept. 3, AP Pro32 will be updated and comments from some of the voters will be included in a story that accompanies the latest team rankings. In addition, a link to the pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.