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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (5)5-13763
2Pittsburgh Steelers4-234510
3Kansas City Chiefs (6)5-13731
4New England Patriots (1)4-23547
5Minnesota Vikings4-231412
6Carolina Panthers4-23165
7Seattle Seahawks3-23018
8Los Angeles Rams4-229211
9Houston Texans3-324218
10Washington Redskins3-224715
11Atlanta Falcons3-22864
12Denver Broncos3-22646
13Buffalo Bills3-222414
14Green Bay Packers4-22602
15New Orleans Saints3-223421
16Jacksonville Jaguars3-317913
17Detroit Lions3-32079
18Arizona Cardinals3-314726
19Cincinnati Bengals2-310823
20Dallas Cowboys2-318116
21New York Jets3-314322
22Los Angeles Chargers2-49328
23Baltimore Ravens3-313317
24Tennessee Titans3-315124
25Miami Dolphins3-215825
26Oakland Raiders2-410920
27New York Giants1-56030
28Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310819
29Chicago Bears2-45529
30Indianapolis Colts2-44027
31San Francisco 49ers0-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-61232

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.