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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
2Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
3Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
4Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
5Denver Broncos2-032114
6New England Patriots1-13424
7Green Bay Packers1-13021
8Detroit Lions2-028813
9Dallas Cowboys1-12663
10Minnesota Vikings1-12309
11Seattle Seahawks1-12558
12Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
13Tennessee Titans1-121016
14Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
15Baltimore Ravens2-029212
16Carolina Panthers2-026310
17Miami Dolphins1-020018
18Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
19Los Angeles Rams1-113820
20Arizona Cardinals1-114522
21Washington Redskins1-116723
22Houston Texans1-115524
23Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
24New Orleans Saints0-28926
25New York Giants0-211117
26Buffalo Bills1-112625
27Cleveland Browns0-25229
28Chicago Bears0-25228
29Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
30Indianapolis Colts0-23031
31New York Jets0-21732
32San Francisco 49ers0-25130

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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.