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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

Dallas Morning News
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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Carolina Panthers (12)15-13842
2Arizona Cardinals13-33311
3New England Patriots12-43293
4Denver Broncos12-43604
5Kansas City Chiefs11-53365
6Cincinnati Bengals12-43186
7Minnesota Vikings11-53079
8Seattle Seahawks10-63288
9Pittsburgh Steelers10-629011
10Green Bay Packers10-626410
11Washington Redskins9-727712
12New York Jets10-62427
13Houston Texans9-725613
14Buffalo Bills8-822417
15Indianapolis Colts8-818518
16Atlanta Falcons8-819314
17Detroit Lions7-917919
18New Orleans Saints7-917221
19Oakland Raiders7-918615
20Los Angeles Rams7-918316
21Philadelphia Eagles7-916320
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers6-1010724
23Chicago Bears6-1011823
24New York Giants6-1012422
25Jacksonville Jaguars5-116626
26Baltimore Ravens5-119225
27Miami Dolphins6-1010429
28San Diego Chargers4-126427
29Dallas Cowboys4-125228
30San Francisco 49ers5-115131
31Cleveland Browns3-132530
32Tennessee Titans3-131432

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.