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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (12)5-03841
2Green Bay Packers4-13702
3Philadelphia Eagles4-13417
4Carolina Panthers4-13379
5Atlanta Falcons3-13404
6Denver Broncos3-13295
7New England Patriots3-23208
8Seattle Seahawks3-229114
9Los Angeles Rams3-224510
10Jacksonville Jaguars3-223623
11Pittsburgh Steelers3-22613
12Detroit Lions3-22746
13Buffalo Bills3-223011
14Minnesota Vikings3-224318
15Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-217917
16Baltimore Ravens3-219321
17Washington Redskins2-220715
18New Orleans Saints2-214820
19New York Jets3-214624
20Houston Texans2-319112
21Miami Dolphins2-210826
22Oakland Raiders2-316116
23Dallas Cowboys2-319913
24Cincinnati Bengals2-313025
25Tennessee Titans2-312119
26Arizona Cardinals2-38722
27Indianapolis Colts2-37230
28Los Angeles Chargers1-46329
29Chicago Bears1-45227
30San Francisco 49ers0-53131
31New York Giants0-53428
32Cleveland Browns0-51332

Ira Kaufman

Ira Kaufman has reported on pro football since 1979, when he worked for United Press International in New York and covered a Giants team featuring rookie head coach Ray Perkins and rookie quarterback Phil Simms. He has written on 25 Super Bowls and represents Tampa Bay on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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Poll Methodology

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings in 2012. A national panel of 12 voters will participate in the selection process this year. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering the NFL. Some of them — Tony Dungy and Herm Edwards — played and coached in the league. Others — Jim Miller — played in the league. Each week beginning on Sept. 3, AP Pro32 will be updated and comments from some of the voters will be included in a story that accompanies the latest team rankings. In addition, a link to the pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.