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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 (6)3-03771
2Denver Broncos (5)3-03773
3Minnesota Vikings (1)3-03605
4Baltimore Ravens3-030611
5Philadelphia Eagles3-033315
6Green Bay Packers2-13269
7Seattle Seahawks2-131412
8Kansas City Chiefs2-128713
9Pittsburgh Steelers2-13061
10Houston Texans2-12407
11New York Giants2-12428
12Oakland Raiders2-121516
13Atlanta Falcons2-120719
14Dallas Cowboys2-123017
15Carolina Panthers1-22794
16Arizona Cardinals1-22326
17Cincinnati Bengals1-223010
18Indianapolis Colts1-212627
19Los Angeles Rams2-116725
20New York Jets1-217514
21Miami Dolphins1-29923
22Washington Redskins1-215127
23Buffalo Bills1-213030
24Detroit Lions1-211721
25San Diego Chargers1-211720
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-210918
27Tennessee Titans1-28122
28San Francisco 49ers1-26624
29New Orleans Saints0-35826
30Jacksonville Jaguars0-33729
31Cleveland Browns0-32632
32Chicago Bears0-31631

Week 4

Poll released: Sep 27

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.