Pro32: Head to Head

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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (11)13-33821
2Chicago Bears12-43593
3Kansas City Chiefs (1)12-43574
4Los Angeles Rams13-33612
5Los Angeles Chargers12-43305
6New England Patriots11-53306
7Houston Texans11-52978
8Baltimore Ravens10-62929
9Indianapolis Colts10-629410
10Seattle Seahawks10-62857
11Dallas Cowboys10-626911
12Philadelphia Eagles9-725515
13Pittsburgh Steelers9-6-124112
14Cleveland Browns7-8-121416
15Minnesota Vikings8-7-121813
16Atlanta Falcons7-917320
17Tennessee Titans9-721914
18Washington Redskins7-914818
19Carolina Panthers7-915621
20Miami Dolphins7-916617
21Green Bay Packers6-9-115618
22Buffalo Bills6-1012225
23Cincinnati Bengals6-108426
24Denver Broncos6-1010623
25Detroit Lions6-1011427
26New York Giants5-1111122
27Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-119823
28San Francisco 49ers4-125330
29New York Jets4-124929
30Oakland Raiders4-123231
31Jacksonville Jaguars5-115328
32Arizona Cardinals3-131232

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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.