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powerrankings Green Bay On Top Of AP Power Rankings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Green Bay Packers remained the top-rated team in The Associated Press NFL power rankings heading into the regular season, while the Indianapolis Colts escaped the bottom spot in the AP Pro32.

Green Bay earned five first-place votes from a panel of 12 media members who regularly cover the league, and had 373 points overall to edge New England and the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The Patriots got two first-place votes and 367 points, while the Giants were No. 1 on five ballots and totaled 363 points.

The top eight are the same as in the previous poll conducted just before preseason games. San Francisco, Baltimore, Houston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia followed the Giants.

Indianapolis was the bottom-feeder in the first-ever AP Pro32, but moved up to No. 27 this time. Cleveland dropped to No. 32.

AP RANKINGS
1.  Green  Bay  Packers  (5)  
2.  New  England  Patriots  (2)        
3.  New  York  Giants  (5)                  
4.  San  Francisco  49ers                 
5.  Baltimore  Ravens                         
6.  Houston  Texans                            
7.  Pittsburgh  Steelers                  
8.  Philadelphia  Eagles                   
9.  New  Orleans  Saints                    
10. Atlanta  Falcons                          
11. Denver  Broncos                             
12. Chicago  Bears                             
13. Detroit  Lions                             
14. Cincinnati  Bengals                    
15. Dallas  Cowboys                            
16. San  Diego  Chargers                    
17. Kansas  City  Chiefs                  
18. Carolina  Panthers                      
19. New  York  Jets                             
20. Buffalo  Bills                           
21. Tennessee  Titans                         
22. Seattle  Seahawks                        
23. Oakland  Raiders                          
24. Washington  Redskins                 
25. Arizona  Cardinals                       
26. Tampa  Bay  Buccaneers   
27. Indianapolis  Colts                    
28. Minnesota  Vikings                      
29. St.  Louis  Rams                        
30. Miami  Dolphins                          
31. Jacksonville  Jaguars              
32. Cleveland  Browns                      
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VOTING PANEL
Chris Berman, ESPN
Clifton Brown, Sporting News
Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports
Rich Gannon, CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio
Bob Glauber, Newsday
Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News
Clark Judge, CBSSports.com
Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune
Pat Kirwan, SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com
John Lynch, Fox Sports
Alex Marvez, Foxsports.com
Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune

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