Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Clark Judge of CBSSports.com:
CLARK JUDGE (CBSSports.com)
1. San Francisco 49ers -- Jim Harbaugh hasn't made up his mind whom he's playing next -- Seattle or St. Louis.
2. Atlanta Falcons -- So the Falcons play up or down to the competition. They win. Now the question is: Can they win in January?
3. Baltimore Ravens -- Ray Lewis' possible return could spoil his candidacy for Cheerleader of the Year.
4. Houston Texans -- Forget about the Astrodome. What are they going to do about the holes in the Texans' defense?
5. Denver Broncos -- They're hot, they're balanced and they have Peyton Manning. What's not to like?
6. New England Patriots -- They won their last eight regular-season games in each of the previous two years, so what's new?
7. Chicago Bears -- Funny how that offensive line looks so much better once Jay Cutler returns.
8. Green Bay Packers -- Somebody get Aaron Rodgers a Discount Double Check before he becomes part of the frozen tundra.
9. New York Giants -- In the last 11 months, they've beaten Green Bay twice, San Francisco twice and Atlanta. Guess that makes them the NFC favorite.
10. Indianapolis Colts -- This is better than a feel-good story. This is a pretty good football team.
11. New Orleans Saints -- Joe Vitt's Interim Coach of the Year campaign just got derailed.
12. Seattle Seahawks -- The Seahawks are practically unbeatable at home, but one of these days they're going to have to win on the road.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- One week after Atlanta it's Denver ... in Denver. Uh-oh, the Bucs stop here.
14. Cincinnati Bengals -- The Bengals are hot at just the right time. Only two problems still remain: Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Cincinnati can't beat them.
15. Washington Redskins -- There's nothing RG3 can't do. So get him to fix the national deficit.
16. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Now you know how valuable -- or invaluable -- Ben Roethlisberger is to these guys.
17. Dallas Cowboys -- The good news: Three of their next four games are home. The bad: Three of their next four games are home. The Cowboys are 15-14 there.
18. Minnesota Vikings -- There's just too much schedule and not enough Adrian Peterson for these guys to overcome.
19. Detroit Lions -- Memo to Jim Schwartz: Know the frickin' rules. Signed, Jim Harbaugh.
20. Miami Dolphins -- Ryan's Hope? That the real Tannehill was the guy who led those last three drives vs. Seattle.
21. Buffalo Bills -- Nope, there's no truth to the rumor that Stevie Johnson will coach this team.
22. St. Louis Rams -- After what Janoris Jenkins just did, maybe the entire team should be held after practice to run stadium steps.
23. Tennessee Titans -- So Chris Palmer was the problem? On the contrary, the Titans just don't have enough playmakers.
24. San Diego Chargers -- Last time I checked, Ray Rice was still running through the Chargers' secondary.
25. New York Jets -- Now that Fireman Ed is gone, it's time to send in the clowns. Oh, wait, they're already here.
26. Arizona Cardinals -- Three quarterbacks, no pass protection and a losing streak that won't end.
27. Carolina Panthers -- If Cam Newton is "Superman" how come these guys are 3-8?
28. Cleveland Browns -- It's never a good idea to have a white "surrender" flag giveaway before the season's over -- especially when players can participate.
29. Philadelphia Eagles -- Call it the curse of Jim Johnson, but the Eagles haven't been the same since his death. Three defensive coordinators, a 32-27 record and no playoff wins are the proof.
30. Jacksonville Jaguars -- If I'm Blaine Gabbert, I start preparing for my next job interview.
31. Oakland Raiders -- Looks like these guys like to hit the quarterback only after a play has been blown dead.
32. Kansas City Chiefs -- Look at is this way: At least the Chiefs have their pick of quarterbacks in next year's draft.
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