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NFL preseason power rankings


The NFL season is right around the corner, so let the debates begin.

Who will be No. 1 when all is said and done? Who should open the campaign as the favorite? We have the answer.

Below is the Associated Press' preseason poll, in which a national panel of 11 voters participated in the selection process. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season.

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.

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rcpaf83 July 30 2014 at 1:20 PM

NONE of this analytical crap means anything !!! Haven't found an "expert" yet who ever guessed any of the outcomes correctly... LET THE GAMERS BEGIN ....

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Tyler rcpaf83 July 30 2014 at 2:10 PM

They are so bad at guessing they are turning to the Madden games to do the predicting for them

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rawbo July 30 2014 at 1:22 PM

NFC West is probably the best division. Three teams in the top 16 including 1 and 2 (Seahawks and 49ers)
And don't sell the Rams short with Jeff Fisher . That #17 spot is a joke.

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faithief rawbo July 30 2014 at 1:55 PM

Jeff Fisher? The same guy who turned the legendary Houston Oilers into the bastion of mediocrity otherwise known as the Tennessee Titans?

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creahginmyst faithief July 30 2014 at 9:07 PM

wasnt he the same Guy who led his team to a superbowl and played the rams?
I am just saying

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wongtpa July 30 2014 at 1:36 PM

Manning will prevail again and add another winning season to his record. He may not win it all but will be right there at the finish line! Seattle will be hard pressed to beat 8-8 !!!!

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Mel July 30 2014 at 1:26 PM

LOL... Cowboys, Redskins, and Giants 25th, 23rd, and 21st respectively.

E-A-G-L-E-S!!!!!!!

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a151bowler Mel July 30 2014 at 1:32 PM

Yeah right HAHAHAHAHA what a joke!

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ofleck Mel July 30 2014 at 1:59 PM

Roughly the same as last year....remind me how that worked out for the Eggles again!

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Mel ofleck July 30 2014 at 8:45 PM

Foles, Shady McCoy, Maclin, and a full year of Chip Kelly's offense... yup, you're scared. BAHAHAHAHAAHAH!

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timeisinhishands July 30 2014 at 3:34 PM

The Broncos are not going anywhere.
Th Hand of God is on Tim Tebow and since Tim Tebow was traded off the Broncos, the Blessing has also departed with him.

Thus the Broncos have only been left with a curse

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denverearly timeisinhishands July 30 2014 at 10:43 PM

**** Tebow

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Buzzy timeisinhishands July 31 2014 at 2:22 AM

GOD, LOL. I think he's been spotted lately more than Bigfoot.

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Dr. Read July 30 2014 at 2:45 PM

Whats so hard about those rankings? they just took the playoff teams from last season and plugged them in. Go out on a limb sometime. How many of these guru's picked Seattle last year?

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LL July 30 2014 at 2:39 PM

Looks like the same 'ole upcoming crappy and BORING season, to me ..

Am I the only one that's sick of these top 5 teams ?

The NFL doesn't seem to be capable of bringing forth any surprises any time too soon.

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Tom July 30 2014 at 2:33 PM

In any given season, the only ranking that matters is after the Super Bowl is played. Everything else is just a SWAG...

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Lenny July 30 2014 at 1:34 PM

Go EAGLES!

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poidmanero July 31 2014 at 6:08 AM

This is the season ending poll of 2014...This is a waste of time putting this out

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