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As Voted by Charean Williams

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

Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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.