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The AP Pro32

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 3-0
PV Rank
1
Points
377
1
Record: 3-0
3
377
3
Record: 3-0
5
360
4
Record: 3-0
15
333
5
Record: 2-1
9
326
6
Record: 2-1
12
314
7
Record: 2-1
1
306
7
Record: 3-0
11
306
9
Record: 2-1
13
287
10
Record: 1-2
4
279
11
Record: 2-1
8
242
12
Record: 2-1
7
240
13
Record: 1-2
6
232
14
Record: 2-1
17
230
14
Record: 1-2
10
230
16
Record: 2-1
16
215
17
Record: 2-1
19
207
18
Record: 1-2
14
175
19
Record: 2-1
25
167
20
Record: 1-2
27
151
21
Record: 1-2
30
130
22
Record: 1-2
27
126
23
Record: 1-2
20
117
23
Record: 1-2
21
117
25
Record: 1-2
18
109
26
Record: 1-2
23
99
27
Record: 1-2
22
81
28
Record: 1-2
24
66
29
Record: 0-3
26
58
30
Record: 0-3
29
37
31
Record: 0-3
32
26
32
Record: 0-3
31
16

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.