"The selection order is based on each team's win-loss record in the previous season and whether the team reached the playoffs. Teams that did not reach the playoffs the previous season are ranked in reverse order of their records (so the team with the fewest wins is awarded the first selection). "
Originally Posted by lonestar
Non-playoff teams: 1–20
Eliminated in Wild Card round: 21–24
Eliminated in Divisional round: 25–28
Eliminated in Conference Championships: 29–30
Super Bowl losing team: 31
Super Bowl champion: 32
If the Giants would have lost the Superbowl, they would have picked #31...not where the other 9-7 teams picked...