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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (7)3-03791
2Green Bay Packers (5)3-03772
3Cincinnati Bengals3-03444
4Denver Broncos3-03513
5Arizona Cardinals3-03445
6Carolina Panthers3-03059
7Atlanta Falcons3-031111
8Pittsburgh Steelers2-12857
9Buffalo Bills2-128512
10Minnesota Vikings2-126116
11Dallas Cowboys2-12576
12New York Jets2-12219
13Seattle Seahawks1-22958
14Kansas City Chiefs1-222312
15Oakland Raiders2-120526
16San Diego Chargers1-218114
17St. Louis Rams1-217815
18Tennessee Titans1-212122
19New York Giants1-216726
20Indianapolis Colts1-219318
21Philadelphia Eagles1-218724
22Houston Texans1-213130
23Miami Dolphins1-211818
24San Francisco 49ers1-26720
25Cleveland Browns1-27925
26Washington Redskins1-29621
27Detroit Lions0-39622
28Baltimore Ravens0-312117
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-26029
30New Orleans Saints0-32631
31Jacksonville Jaguars1-25728
32Chicago Bears0-31532

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 29

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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.