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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

Dallas Morning News
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Dallas Cowboys (11)11-13831
2New England Patriots (1)10-23692
3Oakland Raiders10-23613
4Kansas City Chiefs9-33444
5Seattle Seahawks8-3-13405
6Detroit Lions8-43129
7Denver Broncos8-43216
8New York Giants8-42767
9Pittsburgh Steelers7-528312
10Baltimore Ravens7-527713
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers7-525114
12Atlanta Falcons7-52798
13Miami Dolphins7-522011
14Washington Redskins6-5-12369
15Green Bay Packers6-622219
16Buffalo Bills6-617016
17Minnesota Vikings6-620514
18Houston Texans6-617618
19Tennessee Titans6-617917
20Indianapolis Colts6-618223
21Arizona Cardinals5-6-113725
22New Orleans Saints5-712022
23San Diego Chargers5-712721
24Philadelphia Eagles5-711820
25Los Angeles Rams4-87227
26Cincinnati Bengals4-7-110626
27Carolina Panthers4-88824
28New York Jets3-95128
29Chicago Bears3-95829
30Jacksonville Jaguars2-103530
31San Francisco 49ers1-112631
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.