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As Voted by Jenny Vrentas

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

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Poll released: Sep 12

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Jenny Vrentas

Jenny Vrentas is in her second season as an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated and The Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). She previously spent six seasons covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., including stints as the Giants beat writer and the Jets beat writer.

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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.