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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (9)4-03811
2Green Bay Packers (3)5-03732
3Cincinnati Bengals5-03605
4Denver Broncos5-03433
5Atlanta Falcons5-03334
6Carolina Panthers4-03216
7Arizona Cardinals4-13257
8New York Jets3-12959
9New York Giants3-226312
10Buffalo Bills3-224814
11Pittsburgh Steelers3-226811
12St. Louis Rams2-320910
13Seattle Seahawks2-32638
14San Diego Chargers2-320216
15Indianapolis Colts3-225317
16Dallas Cowboys2-317915
17Minnesota Vikings2-223413
18Oakland Raiders2-315919
19Washington Redskins2-314721
20Philadelphia Eagles2-319922
21Chicago Bears2-314826
22Kansas City Chiefs1-49720
23Cleveland Browns2-313925
24New Orleans Saints1-46824
25Tennessee Titans1-39623
26Baltimore Ravens1-411118
27Detroit Lions0-54327
28Houston Texans1-45228
29San Francisco 49ers1-45931
30Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-38932
31Miami Dolphins1-34529
32Jacksonville Jaguars1-42630

Pat Kirwan

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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.