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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Minnesota Vikings (6)5-03781
2New England Patriots (5)5-13762
3Seattle Seahawks (1)4-13584
4Dallas Cowboys5-13529
5Denver Broncos4-23105
6Atlanta Falcons4-23327
7Pittsburgh Steelers4-22843
8Washington Redskins4-228114
9Buffalo Bills4-229211
10Kansas City Chiefs3-228012
11Oakland Raiders4-225310
12Arizona Cardinals3-324017
13Houston Texans4-223115
14Green Bay Packers3-22656
15Philadelphia Eagles3-22548
16New York Giants3-319319
17Baltimore Ravens3-317313
18Los Angeles Rams3-316018
19Tennessee Titans3-314423
20Detroit Lions3-317420
21Cincinnati Bengals2-416416
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310424
23San Diego Chargers2-412727
24Jacksonville Jaguars2-38628
25New Orleans Saints2-312125
26Miami Dolphins2-410329
27Indianapolis Colts2-48822
28Carolina Panthers1-59021
29New York Jets1-54726
30Chicago Bears1-53230
31San Francisco 49ers1-53131
32Cleveland Browns0-61332

Alex Marvez

Writer for Sporting News and a show host on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Has covered the NFL since 1995, including stints as a Bengals, Broncos and Dolphins 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.