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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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

Alex Marvez

Writer for Sporting News and a show host on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Has covered the NFL since 1995, including stints as a Bengals, Broncos and Dolphins 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.