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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)5-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs5-03722
3New Orleans Saints4-13484
4New England Patriots3-23457
5Cincinnati Bengals4-13336
6Carolina Panthers3-13229
7Jacksonville Jaguars3-23063
8Baltimore Ravens3-22735
9Chicago Bears3-12988
10Pittsburgh Steelers2-2-125019
11Tennessee Titans3-223410
12Los Angeles Chargers3-226017
13Minnesota Vikings2-2-127714
14Cleveland Browns2-2-118723
15Detroit Lions2-316424
16Washington Redskins2-217413
17Philadelphia Eagles2-322112
18New York Jets2-311429
19Denver Broncos2-310316
20Green Bay Packers2-2-122811
21Miami Dolphins3-217615
22Seattle Seahawks2-316918
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-213122
24Houston Texans2-315626
25Dallas Cowboys2-313021
26Buffalo Bills2-39430
27Atlanta Falcons1-49220
28New York Giants1-46627
29Oakland Raiders1-42227
30Indianapolis Colts1-45025
31Arizona Cardinals1-43832
32San Francisco 49ers1-41931

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.