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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
2Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
3New England Patriots1-13424
4Green Bay Packers1-13021
5Denver Broncos2-032114
6Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
7Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
8Baltimore Ravens2-029212
9Seattle Seahawks1-12558
10Dallas Cowboys1-12663
11Detroit Lions2-028813
12Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
13Carolina Panthers2-026310
14Miami Dolphins1-020018
15Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
16Minnesota Vikings1-12309
17Los Angeles Rams1-113820
18Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
19Tennessee Titans1-121016
20Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
21Washington Redskins1-116723
22Houston Texans1-115524
23Arizona Cardinals1-114522
24Buffalo Bills1-112625
25New York Giants0-211117
26Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
27Cleveland Browns0-25229
28Chicago Bears0-25228
29San Francisco 49ers0-25130
30New Orleans Saints0-28926
31Indianapolis Colts0-23031
32New York Jets0-21732

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ESPN.com. This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.