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As Voted by Jenny Vrentas

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (12)8-13841
2New England Patriots7-23673
3New Orleans Saints7-23406
4Pittsburgh Steelers7-23542
5Kansas City Chiefs6-33097
6Los Angeles Rams7-23364
7Minnesota Vikings7-23355
8Carolina Panthers7-33049
9Seattle Seahawks6-328710
10Dallas Cowboys5-42328
11Washington Redskins4-519814
12Jacksonville Jaguars6-327011
13Tennessee Titans6-326012
14Atlanta Falcons5-424716
15Detroit Lions5-423815
16Buffalo Bills5-421313
17Los Angeles Chargers3-613021
18Oakland Raiders4-518717
19Baltimore Ravens4-516719
20Denver Broncos3-610325
21Cincinnati Bengals3-69627
22Miami Dolphins4-512222
23Green Bay Packers5-419918
24Arizona Cardinals4-514423
25New York Jets4-612520
26Chicago Bears3-67326
27Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-67229
28Houston Texans3-611124
29Indianapolis Colts3-76128
30San Francisco 49ers1-93631
31New York Giants1-82430
32Cleveland Browns0-91232

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