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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Denver Broncos (5)3-03773
2New England Patriots (6)3-03771
3Minnesota Vikings (1)3-03605
4Green Bay Packers2-13269
5Philadelphia Eagles3-033315
6Baltimore Ravens3-030611
7Carolina Panthers1-22794
8Pittsburgh Steelers2-13061
9Kansas City Chiefs2-128713
10Seattle Seahawks2-131412
11Oakland Raiders2-121516
12Dallas Cowboys2-123017
13Atlanta Falcons2-120719
14Los Angeles Rams2-116725
15New York Giants2-12428
16Cincinnati Bengals1-223010
17Houston Texans2-12407
18Arizona Cardinals1-22326
19New York Jets1-217514
20Washington Redskins1-215127
21Indianapolis Colts1-212627
22San Diego Chargers1-211720
23Buffalo Bills1-213030
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-210918
25New Orleans Saints0-35826
26Tennessee Titans1-28122
27Detroit Lions1-211721
28San Francisco 49ers1-26624
29Miami Dolphins1-29923
30Jacksonville Jaguars0-33729
31Cleveland Browns0-32632
32Chicago Bears0-31631

Week 4

Poll released: Sep 27

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.