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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

Dallas Morning News
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (12)6-13842
2Dallas Cowboys5-13644
3Seattle Seahawks4-1-13563
4Kansas City Chiefs4-230310
5Denver Broncos5-23426
6Oakland Raiders5-228913
7Philadelphia Eagles4-231212
8Minnesota Vikings5-13401
9Green Bay Packers4-230111
10New York Giants4-321516
11Detroit Lions4-322617
12Atlanta Falcons4-32855
13Houston Texans4-318815
14Washington Redskins4-32289
15Buffalo Bills4-32247
16Pittsburgh Steelers4-32608
17Arizona Cardinals3-3-124514
18Tennessee Titans3-411221
19Baltimore Ravens3-412018
20Los Angeles Rams3-412220
21Cincinnati Bengals3-418019
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-312524
23New Orleans Saints2-48723
24Jacksonville Jaguars2-46228
25Miami Dolphins3-414525
26San Diego Chargers3-416622
27Indianapolis Colts3-413327
28New York Jets2-57229
29Carolina Panthers1-57826
30Chicago Bears1-63430
31San Francisco 49ers1-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-71432

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.