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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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NFL preseason power rankings

32. Oakland Raiders, AFC West

2013 record: 4-12

31. Jacksonville Jaguars, AFC South

2013 Record: 4-12

30. Cleveland Browns, AFC North

2013 Record: 4-12

29. Minnesota Vikings, NFC North

2013 Record: 5-10

28. Houston Texans, AFC South

2013 Record: 2-14

27. Tennessee Titans, AFC South

2013 Record: 7-9

26. Buffalo Bills, AFC East

2013 Record: 6-10

25. Dallas Cowboys, NFC East

2013 Record: 8-8

24. Miami Dolphins, AFC East

2013 Record: 8-8

23. Washington Redskins, NFC East

2013 Record: 3-13

22. New York Jets, AFC East

2013 Record: 8-8

21. New York Giants, NFC East

2013 Record: 7-9

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFC South

2013 Record: 4-12

19. Atlanta Falcons, NFC South 

2013 Record: 4-12

18. Detroit Lions, NFC North

2013 Record: 7-9

17. St. Louis Rams, NFC West

2013 Record: 7-9

16. Arizona Cardinals, NFC West

2013 Record: 10-6

15. Carolina Panthers, NFC South

2013 Record: 12-4

14. Kansas City Chiefs, AFC West

2013 Record: 11-5

13. Pittsburgh Steelers, AFC North

2013 Record: 8-8

12. Baltimore Ravens, AFC North

2013 Record: 8-8

11. Chicago Bears, NFC North

2013 Record: 8-8

10. San Diego Chargers, AFC West

2013 Record: 9-7

9. Cincinnati Bengals, AFC North

2013 Record: 11-5

8. Philadelphia Eagles, NFC East

2013 Record: 10-6

7. Indianapolis Colts, AFC South

2013 Record: 11-5

6. Green Bay Packers, NFC North 

2013 Record: 8-7

5. New Orleans Saints, NFC South

2013 Record: 7-9

4. New England Patriots, AFC East 

2013 Record: 12-4

3. Denver Broncos, AFC West

2013 Record: 13-3

2. San Francisco 49ers, NFC West 

2013 Record: 12-4

1. Seattle Seahawks, NFC West

2013 Record: 13-3

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