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As Voted by Herm Edwards

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (6)5-13731
2Philadelphia Eagles (5)5-13763
3Atlanta Falcons3-22864
4Carolina Panthers4-23165
5New England Patriots (1)4-23547
6Pittsburgh Steelers4-234510
7Denver Broncos3-22646
8Detroit Lions3-32079
9Minnesota Vikings4-231412
10Buffalo Bills3-222414
11Seattle Seahawks3-23018
12Los Angeles Rams4-229211
13Dallas Cowboys2-318116
14Houston Texans3-324218
15New Orleans Saints3-223421
16Green Bay Packers4-22602
17Jacksonville Jaguars3-317913
18Tennessee Titans3-315124
19Arizona Cardinals3-314726
20Washington Redskins3-224715
21Oakland Raiders2-410920
22Baltimore Ravens3-313317
23Miami Dolphins3-215825
24Cincinnati Bengals2-310823
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310819
26New York Jets3-314322
27Los Angeles Chargers2-49328
28Chicago Bears2-45529
29New York Giants1-56030
30Indianapolis Colts2-44027
31San Francisco 49ers0-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-61232

Herm Edwards

Former NFL head coach and player joined ESPN in March 2009 as an NFL studio analyst. He appears primarily on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Audibles, and ESPN Radio, while also contributing to ESPN's annual NFL draft coverage.

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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.