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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (10)8-13821
2Kansas City Chiefs (2)9-13682
3Los Angeles Rams9-13664
4Pittsburgh Steelers6-2-13387
5Los Angeles Chargers7-23366
6New England Patriots7-33312
7Minnesota Vikings5-3-12968
8Chicago Bears6-328510
9Carolina Panthers6-32915
10Houston Texans6-32909
11Washington Redskins6-326115
12Tennessee Titans5-426017
13Seattle Seahawks4-521313
14Green Bay Packers4-4-123116
15Indianapolis Colts4-518223
16Cincinnati Bengals5-419012
17Dallas Cowboys4-520220
18Philadelphia Eagles4-520011
19Atlanta Falcons4-518014
20Baltimore Ravens4-517718
21Miami Dolphins5-515419
22Jacksonville Jaguars3-610921
23Denver Broncos3-611424
24Cleveland Browns3-6-111627
25Detroit Lions3-610722
26Buffalo Bills3-77331
27New York Giants2-76330
28Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-68725
29New York Jets3-74526
30San Francisco 49ers2-83928
31Arizona Cardinals2-73829
32Oakland Raiders1-81232

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.