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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jenny Vrentas

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (12)5-03841
2Green Bay Packers4-13702
3New England Patriots3-23208
4Atlanta Falcons3-13404
5Philadelphia Eagles4-13417
6Denver Broncos3-13295
7Seattle Seahawks3-229114
8Carolina Panthers4-13379
9Pittsburgh Steelers3-22613
10Washington Redskins2-220715
11Dallas Cowboys2-319913
12Detroit Lions3-22746
13Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-217917
14Houston Texans2-319112
15Oakland Raiders2-316116
16Los Angeles Rams3-224510
17Minnesota Vikings3-224318
18Jacksonville Jaguars3-223623
19Buffalo Bills3-223011
20Tennessee Titans2-312119
21Cincinnati Bengals2-313025
22New Orleans Saints2-214820
23Miami Dolphins2-210826
24Baltimore Ravens3-219321
25Arizona Cardinals2-38722
26Los Angeles Chargers1-46329
27New York Giants0-53428
28New York Jets3-214624
29Chicago Bears1-45227
30Indianapolis Colts2-37230
31San Francisco 49ers0-53131
32Cleveland Browns0-51332

Jenny Vrentas

Jenny Vrentas is in her second season as an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated and The Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). She previously spent six seasons covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., including stints as the Giants beat writer and the Jets 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.