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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (7)1-03762
2Kansas City Chiefs (1)1-03677
3Atlanta Falcons1-03285
4Dallas Cowboys (1)1-03318
5Pittsburgh Steelers (1)1-03274
6Oakland Raiders (1)1-03276
7Seattle Seahawks0-12973
8New England Patriots (1)0-13291
9Minnesota Vikings1-028215
10Carolina Panthers1-026713
11Philadelphia Eagles1-026117
12Baltimore Ravens1-024822
13Denver Broncos1-024318
14Detroit Lions1-024419
15Los Angeles Rams1-015330
16Jacksonville Jaguars1-017727
17Miami Dolphins0-018016
18Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-021012
19Chicago Bears0-18029
20New York Giants0-11849
21Tennessee Titans0-118710
22Washington Redskins0-112521
23Los Angeles Chargers0-113424
24Buffalo Bills1-011128
25Houston Texans0-112111
26Cleveland Browns0-15931
27New Orleans Saints0-18923
28Arizona Cardinals0-113114
29San Francisco 49ers0-13726
30Cincinnati Bengals0-18220
31New York Jets0-12132
32Indianapolis Colts0-12825

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Poll released: Sep 12

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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.