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Broncos, Seahawks steady atop AP Pro32 rankings

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass for a touchdown to Wes Welker against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass for a touchdown to Wes Welker against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

  • Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, celebrates with Steven Hauschka after Hauschka kicked a winning field goal against the Houston Texans during overtime in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. Seattle won 23-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, celebrates with Steven Hauschka after Hauschka kicked a winning field goal against the Houston Texans during overtime in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. Seattle won 23-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) drops back to pass for a touchdown to Wes Welker against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
  • Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson, right, celebrates with Steven Hauschka after Hauschka kicked a winning field goal against the Houston Texans during overtime in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, in Houston. Seattle won 23-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The unbeaten Denver Broncos maintained their grip on the top spot in the AP Pro32 power rankings yesterday, pulling in nine of 12 first-place votes to hold off the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks, who also remained unbeaten with an overtime win in Houston, received the other three first-place votes from a panel of media members that regularly cover the NFL.

New Orleans, New England and Kansas City each moved up one place to round out of the top five. The Bears dropped from third to ninth after losing, 40-32, to Detroit.

The Broncos took over the top spot three weeks ago and haven’t done anything to change the opinions of pollsters. They routed the Eagles, 52-20, on Sunday to improve to 4-0.

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