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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (5)4-03772
2New England Patriots (7)3-03791
3Cincinnati Bengals4-03234
4Denver Broncos4-03523
5Atlanta Falcons4-03326
6Carolina Panthers4-03187
7Arizona Cardinals3-13164
8Seattle Seahawks2-23068
9New York Jets3-128314
10Minnesota Vikings2-224211
11Pittsburgh Steelers2-22459
12New York Giants2-224420
13St. Louis Rams2-224819
14Dallas Cowboys2-221712
15San Diego Chargers2-221518
16Buffalo Bills2-22229
17Indianapolis Colts2-220816
18Philadelphia Eagles1-312917
19Oakland Raiders2-216515
20Kansas City Chiefs1-316313
21Washington Redskins2-216025
22Baltimore Ravens1-317022
23Detroit Lions0-47025
24Tennessee Titans1-211622
25New Orleans Saints1-310331
26Cleveland Browns1-37827
27San Francisco 49ers1-33928
28Jacksonville Jaguars1-35430
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-33529
30Chicago Bears1-37332
31Miami Dolphins1-36124
32Houston Texans1-36621

Week 4

Poll released: Oct 6

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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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.