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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (5)4-03772
2New England Patriots (7)3-03791
3Cincinnati Bengals4-03234
4Atlanta Falcons4-03326
5Denver Broncos4-03523
6Carolina Panthers4-03187
7Arizona Cardinals3-13164
8New York Jets3-128314
9New York Giants2-224420
10St. Louis Rams2-224819
11Seattle Seahawks2-23068
12San Diego Chargers2-221518
13Indianapolis Colts2-220816
14Pittsburgh Steelers2-22459
15Minnesota Vikings2-224211
16Oakland Raiders2-216515
17Washington Redskins2-216025
18Buffalo Bills2-22229
19Dallas Cowboys2-221712
20Baltimore Ravens1-317022
21New Orleans Saints1-310331
22Kansas City Chiefs1-316313
23Chicago Bears1-37332
24Philadelphia Eagles1-312917
25Cleveland Browns1-37827
26Tennessee Titans1-211622
27Jacksonville Jaguars1-35430
28Miami Dolphins1-36124
29Houston Texans1-36621
30Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-33529
31San Francisco 49ers1-33928
32Detroit Lions0-47025

Week 4

Poll released: Oct 6

Rick Gosselin

After moving to the The Dallas Morning News, he covered the Cowboys from 1990-91. Served as the paper's NFL columnist (1992-2010) before his appointment as general sports columnist in 2011.

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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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.