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As Voted by Pat Kirwan

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)7-03841
2New England Patriots5-23652
3Kansas City Chiefs6-13653
4New Orleans Saints5-13504
5Los Angeles Chargers5-23205
6Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-13039
7Minnesota Vikings4-2-13237
8Baltimore Ravens4-32886
9Washington Redskins4-226816
10Carolina Panthers4-230312
11Seattle Seahawks3-322415
12Green Bay Packers3-2-126711
13Philadelphia Eagles3-421710
14Houston Texans4-323718
15Chicago Bears3-321713
16Cincinnati Bengals4-32268
17Jacksonville Jaguars3-415017
18Atlanta Falcons3-414723
19Detroit Lions3-320322
20Denver Broncos3-412526
21Miami Dolphins4-317113
22Dallas Cowboys3-415419
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-312525
24Tennessee Titans3-413720
25New York Jets3-411721
26Cleveland Browns2-4-19024
27Indianapolis Colts2-57630
28Buffalo Bills2-55927
29New York Giants1-64529
30Arizona Cardinals1-62731
31San Francisco 49ers1-63728
32Oakland Raiders1-51632

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.