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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (12)8-13841
2New England Patriots7-23673
3Pittsburgh Steelers7-23542
4New Orleans Saints7-23406
5Minnesota Vikings7-23355
6Los Angeles Rams7-23364
7Kansas City Chiefs6-33097
8Tennessee Titans6-326012
9Jacksonville Jaguars6-327011
10Carolina Panthers7-33049
11Seattle Seahawks6-328710
12Atlanta Falcons5-424716
13Detroit Lions5-423815
14Buffalo Bills5-421313
15Baltimore Ravens4-516719
16Oakland Raiders4-518717
17Dallas Cowboys5-42328
18Green Bay Packers5-419918
19Washington Redskins4-519814
20Arizona Cardinals4-514423
21Denver Broncos3-610325
22Los Angeles Chargers3-613021
23Cincinnati Bengals3-69627
24Miami Dolphins4-512222
25Houston Texans3-611124
26New York Jets4-612520
27Chicago Bears3-67326
28Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-67229
29Indianapolis Colts3-76128
30San Francisco 49ers1-93631
31New York Giants1-82430
32Cleveland Browns0-91232

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.