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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (5)5-13762
2Minnesota Vikings (6)5-03781
3Seattle Seahawks (1)4-13584
4Dallas Cowboys5-13529
5Atlanta Falcons4-23327
6Kansas City Chiefs3-228012
7Denver Broncos4-23105
8Washington Redskins4-228114
9Philadelphia Eagles3-22548
10Arizona Cardinals3-324017
11Pittsburgh Steelers4-22843
12Buffalo Bills4-229211
13Green Bay Packers3-22656
14Oakland Raiders4-225310
15Houston Texans4-223115
16New York Giants3-319319
17Detroit Lions3-317420
18San Diego Chargers2-412727
19New Orleans Saints2-312125
20Tennessee Titans3-314423
21Los Angeles Rams3-316018
22Baltimore Ravens3-317313
23Cincinnati Bengals2-416416
24Indianapolis Colts2-48822
25Carolina Panthers1-59021
26Jacksonville Jaguars2-38628
27Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310424
28Miami Dolphins2-410329
29Chicago Bears1-53230
30New York Jets1-54726
31San Francisco 49ers1-53131
32Cleveland Browns0-61332

Pat Kirwan

Prior to joining, he was on on-air analyst and columnist for CNN/SI Network and 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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.