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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)6-03841
2New England Patriots4-23694
3Kansas City Chiefs5-13592
4New Orleans Saints4-13523
5Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-129012
6Cincinnati Bengals4-22925
7Baltimore Ravens4-230810
8Los Angeles Chargers4-231111
9Seattle Seahawks3-321719
10Minnesota Vikings3-2-13059
11Green Bay Packers3-2-125314
12Philadelphia Eagles3-327415
13Miami Dolphins4-223217
14Washington Redskins3-221318
15Carolina Panthers3-22456
16Chicago Bears3-22328
17Jacksonville Jaguars3-32067
18Houston Texans3-317621
19Cleveland Browns2-3-112316
20New York Jets3-315024
21Tennessee Titans3-315213
22Dallas Cowboys3-317423
23Detroit Lions2-314420
24Atlanta Falcons2-412827
25Denver Broncos2-48125
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310122
27Buffalo Bills2-47826
28San Francisco 49ers1-54932
29New York Giants1-54628
30Indianapolis Colts1-54229
31Arizona Cardinals1-53630
32Oakland Raiders1-51431

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.