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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (6)5-13731
2Philadelphia Eagles (5)5-13763
3Pittsburgh Steelers4-234510
4New England Patriots (1)4-23547
5Los Angeles Rams4-229211
6Minnesota Vikings4-231412
7Carolina Panthers4-23165
8Green Bay Packers4-22602
9Seattle Seahawks3-23018
10Atlanta Falcons3-22864
11New Orleans Saints3-223421
12Miami Dolphins3-215825
13Buffalo Bills3-222414
14Washington Redskins3-224715
15Denver Broncos3-22646
16Houston Texans3-324218
17Tennessee Titans3-315124
18Jacksonville Jaguars3-317913
19Detroit Lions3-32079
20Arizona Cardinals3-314726
21Dallas Cowboys2-318116
22New York Jets3-314322
23Baltimore Ravens3-313317
24Cincinnati Bengals2-310823
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310819
26Los Angeles Chargers2-49328
27Oakland Raiders2-410920
28New York Giants1-56030
29Chicago Bears2-45529
30Indianapolis Colts2-44027
31San Francisco 49ers0-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-61232

Ira Kaufman

Ira Kaufman has reported on pro football since 1979, when he worked for United Press International in New York and covered a Giants team featuring rookie head coach Ray Perkins and rookie quarterback Phil Simms. He has written on 25 Super Bowls and represents Tampa Bay on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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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.