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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 29

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.