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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (8)2-03782
2Denver Broncos2-032114
3Atlanta Falcons (1)2-03585
4Pittsburgh Steelers (2)2-03436
5New England Patriots1-13424
6Oakland Raiders (1)2-03476
7Baltimore Ravens2-029212
8Detroit Lions2-028813
9Carolina Panthers2-026310
10Green Bay Packers1-13021
11Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-024815
12Miami Dolphins1-020018
13Seattle Seahawks1-12558
14Minnesota Vikings1-12309
15Arizona Cardinals1-114522
16Dallas Cowboys1-12663
17Philadelphia Eagles1-123411
18Tennessee Titans1-121016
19Buffalo Bills1-112625
20Washington Redskins1-116723
21Los Angeles Rams1-113820
22Houston Texans1-115524
23Jacksonville Jaguars1-113919
24Los Angeles Chargers0-212021
25Cleveland Browns0-25229
26Cincinnati Bengals0-26727
27New Orleans Saints0-28926
28San Francisco 49ers0-25130
29New York Giants0-211117
30Chicago Bears0-25228
31Indianapolis Colts0-23031
32New York Jets0-21732

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

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Ira Kaufman has reported on pro football since 1979, when he worked for United Press International in New York and covered a Giants team featuring rookie head coach Ray Perkins and rookie quarterback Phil Simms. He has written on 25 Super Bowls and represents Tampa Bay on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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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.