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Final Power Poll: Packers cap wire-to-wire season at No. 1

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The Packers and the Saints have dominated the voting in this season's NFL.com Power Poll, and in the final edition of this season's rankings, all nine of our experts agree that Green Bay is the best team in the league, with New Orleans close behind.

The New England Patriots were a near-unanimous choice at No. 3 as well, with only one of the nine experts voting them No. 4. Those teams, along with the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens, have been near the top of the poll for most of the season, and they round out the final top five as we head into the playoffs.

 

How they voted ...
The Green Bay Packers led the NFL.com Power Poll wire-to-wire this season. Find out where our experts rank your favorite team here ...

" Fan Rankings: Prove the experts wrong

Other notable developments from Week 17:

» The Philadelphia Eagles were the highest-ranked non-playoff team in this season's poll, finishing at No. 12, one spot ahead of the Denver Broncos, who at No. 13 were the lowest-ranked playoff team.

» The real suspense in Week 17 was at the bottom, where the Indianapolis Colts regained the not-so-coveted No. 32. spot they held for most of the season. The Colts slipped below the No. 31 St. Louis Rams, who had briefly dropped to the bottom spot when Indianapolis won two consecutive games.

» The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed four last-place votes -- more than either the Colts or the Rams -- but finished No. 30 overall.


 

NFL.com Power Poll

Teams ranked Nos. 1 through 32, as voted on by a panel of nine NFL.com and NFL Network experts. Total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote.
Rank
Previous
Team
W-L
First-place votes
Last-place votes
Points
1
1
Green Bay Packers
15-1
9
-
288
2
2
New Orleans Saints
13-3
-
-
279
3
3
New England Patriots
13-3
-
-
269
4t
4
San Francisco 49ers
13-3
-
-
256
4t
5
Baltimore Ravens
12-4
-
-
256
6
6
Pittsburgh Steelers
12-4
-
-
245
7
11
New York Giants
9-7
-
-
226
8
8
Atlanta Falcons
10-6
-
-
225
9
7
Detroit Lions
10-6
-
-
217
10
9
Cincinnati Bengals
9-7
-
-
206
11
10
Houston Texans
10-6
-
-
197
12
14
Philadelphia Eagles
8-8
-
-
185
13
13
Denver Broncos
8-8
-
-
176
14
12
Dallas Cowboys
8-8
-
-
168
15
19
San Diego Chargers
8-8
-
-
159
16
17
Tennessee Titans
9-7
-
-
148
17t
15
Oakland Raiders
8-8
-
-
129
17t
20
Arizona Cardinals
8-8
-
-
129
19
23
Miami Dolphins
6-10
-
-
125
20
16
New York Jets
8-8
-
-
123
21
18
Seattle Seahawks
7-9
-
-
115
22
24
Kansas City Chiefs
7-9
-
-
102
23
21
Carolina Panthers
6-10
-
-
101
24
22
Chicago Bears
8-8
-
-
98
25
25
Buffalo Bills
6-10
-
-
66
26t
26
Washington Redskins
5-11
-
-
59
26t
29
Jacksonville Jaguars
5-11
-
-
59
28
27
Minnesota Vikings
3-13
-
-
48
29
28
Cleveland Browns
4-12
-
-
43
30
30
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4-12
-
4
20
31
32
St. Louis Rams
2-14
-
2
18
32
31
Indianapolis Colts
2-14
-
3
17


 

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