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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Oakland Raiders (1)1-03276
2Green Bay Packers (7)1-03762
3Kansas City Chiefs (1)1-03677
4Atlanta Falcons1-03285
5Pittsburgh Steelers (1)1-03274
6Dallas Cowboys (1)1-03318
7New England Patriots (1)0-13291
8Seattle Seahawks0-12973
9Detroit Lions1-024419
10Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-021012
11Minnesota Vikings1-028215
12Carolina Panthers1-026713
13Baltimore Ravens1-024822
14Philadelphia Eagles1-026117
15Jacksonville Jaguars1-017727
16Denver Broncos1-024318
17Tennessee Titans0-118710
18New Orleans Saints0-18923
19Washington Redskins0-112521
20Arizona Cardinals0-113114
21Miami Dolphins0-018016
22Los Angeles Rams1-015330
23Buffalo Bills1-011128
24Los Angeles Chargers0-113424
25New York Giants0-11849
26Houston Texans0-112111
27Cincinnati Bengals0-18220
28Cleveland Browns0-15931
29Chicago Bears0-18029
30San Francisco 49ers0-13726
31New York Jets0-12132
32Indianapolis Colts0-12825

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Rick Gosselin enters his 45th season reporting on the NFL in 2017. He has covered the Lions, Giants, Chiefs and Cowboys in his career plus 34 Super Bowls. He has served on the Hall of Fame selection committee for 22 years and is a member of both the senior and contributor subcommittees. 

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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.