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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)11-13842
2Kansas City Chiefs10-23623
3Houston Texans9-33327
4New England Patriots9-33524
5New Orleans Saints10-23641
6Los Angeles Chargers9-33286
7Seattle Seahawks7-529110
8Chicago Bears8-43055
9Pittsburgh Steelers7-4-12948
10Dallas Cowboys7-527812
11Baltimore Ravens7-525613
12Denver Broncos6-622516
13Minnesota Vikings6-5-12599
14Philadelphia Eagles6-623117
15Washington Redskins6-615915
16Indianapolis Colts6-621711
17Tennessee Titans6-619918
18Miami Dolphins6-618121
19Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-714426
20Carolina Panthers6-619914
21Jacksonville Jaguars4-89028
22Cleveland Browns4-7-112820
23New York Giants4-811927
24Buffalo Bills4-87825
25Arizona Cardinals3-94832
26Green Bay Packers4-7-112919
27Atlanta Falcons4-811922
28Cincinnati Bengals5-78824
29Detroit Lions4-89723
30New York Jets3-93829
31Oakland Raiders2-102331
32San Francisco 49ers2-101930

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.