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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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

Week 4

Poll released: Oct 6

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.