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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Dallas Cowboys (11)10-13831
2New England Patriots (1)9-23693
3Oakland Raiders9-23634
4Seattle Seahawks7-3-13342
5Kansas City Chiefs8-33376
6Denver Broncos7-43185
7New York Giants8-33146
8Washington Redskins6-4-12778
9Atlanta Falcons7-43109
10Detroit Lions7-427710
11Miami Dolphins7-425912
12Baltimore Ravens6-524115
13Pittsburgh Steelers6-524916
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers6-521819
15Houston Texans6-518013
16Tennessee Titans6-618120
17Minnesota Vikings6-521811
18Green Bay Packers5-617524
19Buffalo Bills6-520618
20San Diego Chargers5-614723
21New Orleans Saints5-614025
22Indianapolis Colts5-613717
23Philadelphia Eagles5-615513
24Arizona Cardinals4-6-110221
25Carolina Panthers4-710622
26Los Angeles Rams4-77727
27Cincinnati Bengals3-7-18326
28New York Jets3-85928
29Chicago Bears2-94429
30Jacksonville Jaguars2-93630
31San Francisco 49ers1-102931
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.