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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (7)11-23793
2New Orleans Saints (5)11-23762
3Los Angeles Chargers10-33446
4Los Angeles Rams11-23591
5Chicago Bears9-43277
6Seattle Seahawks8-53019
7New England Patriots9-43294
8Dallas Cowboys8-529910
9Houston Texans9-43075
10Indianapolis Colts7-625615
11Baltimore Ravens7-625512
12Pittsburgh Steelers7-5-12678
13Tennessee Titans7-623116
14Miami Dolphins7-622418
15Minnesota Vikings6-6-123211
16Philadelphia Eagles6-720613
17Denver Broncos6-717214
18Cleveland Browns5-7-116722
19Carolina Panthers6-717616
20New York Giants5-815423
21Green Bay Packers5-7-117121
22Washington Redskins6-711119
23New York Jets4-97730
24Buffalo Bills4-97128
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-812820
26Jacksonville Jaguars4-95626
27Atlanta Falcons4-98823
28Oakland Raiders3-104131
29San Francisco 49ers3-104032
30Cincinnati Bengals5-86227
31Detroit Lions5-811425
32Arizona Cardinals3-101629

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.