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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Pittsburgh Steelers (9)11-23814
2Philadelphia Eagles (2)11-23633
3Minnesota Vikings10-33522
4New Orleans Saints9-43236
5New England Patriots (1)10-33621
6Carolina Panthers9-43188
7Los Angeles Rams9-43265
8Jacksonville Jaguars9-43079
9Seattle Seahawks8-52767
10Los Angeles Chargers7-626413
11Atlanta Falcons8-527911
12Kansas City Chiefs7-623414
13Baltimore Ravens7-624512
14Tennessee Titans8-524110
15Green Bay Packers7-620818
16Dallas Cowboys7-620616
17Buffalo Bills7-618719
18Miami Dolphins6-716524
19Arizona Cardinals6-715123
20Detroit Lions7-619616
21Oakland Raiders6-715815
22Washington Redskins5-813021
23New York Jets5-810820
24Cincinnati Bengals5-810822
25Houston Texans4-97725
26Chicago Bears4-96929
27Denver Broncos4-98430
28San Francisco 49ers3-107727
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-96826
30New York Giants2-112731
31Indianapolis Colts3-103428
32Cleveland Browns0-131232

Pat Kirwan

Prior to joining, he was on on-air analyst and columnist for CNN/SI Network and 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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.