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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (12)8-13841
2New England Patriots7-23673
3Pittsburgh Steelers7-23542
4Minnesota Vikings7-23355
5Los Angeles Rams7-23364
6New Orleans Saints7-23406
7Seattle Seahawks6-328710
8Carolina Panthers7-33049
9Jacksonville Jaguars6-327011
10Kansas City Chiefs6-33097
11Atlanta Falcons5-424716
12Green Bay Packers5-419918
13Buffalo Bills5-421313
14Dallas Cowboys5-42328
15Tennessee Titans6-326012
16Detroit Lions5-423815
17Washington Redskins4-519814
18Oakland Raiders4-518717
19Arizona Cardinals4-514423
20Baltimore Ravens4-516719
21Miami Dolphins4-512222
22Houston Texans3-611124
23New York Jets4-612520
24Los Angeles Chargers3-613021
25Denver Broncos3-610325
26Indianapolis Colts3-76128
27Chicago Bears3-67326
28Cincinnati Bengals3-69627
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-67229
30San Francisco 49ers1-93631
31New York Giants1-82430
32Cleveland Browns0-91232

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.