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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (7)1-03762
2Pittsburgh Steelers (1)1-03274
3Kansas City Chiefs (1)1-03677
4New England Patriots (1)0-13291
5Dallas Cowboys (1)1-03318
6Denver Broncos1-024318
7Oakland Raiders (1)1-03276
8Seattle Seahawks0-12973
9Atlanta Falcons1-03285
10Philadelphia Eagles1-026117
11Baltimore Ravens1-024822
12Carolina Panthers1-026713
13Minnesota Vikings1-028215
14Miami Dolphins0-018016
15Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-021012
16Detroit Lions1-024419
17New York Giants0-11849
18Los Angeles Rams1-015330
19Los Angeles Chargers0-113424
20Jacksonville Jaguars1-017727
21Tennessee Titans0-118710
22Washington Redskins0-112521
23Cincinnati Bengals0-18220
24Houston Texans0-112111
25Arizona Cardinals0-113114
26Buffalo Bills1-011128
27Cleveland Browns0-15931
28Chicago Bears0-18029
29San Francisco 49ers0-13726
30New Orleans Saints0-18923
31Indianapolis Colts0-12825
32New York Jets0-12132

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Poll released: Sep 12

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Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.