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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Seattle Seahawks (4)0-0367-
2New England Patriots (2)0-0359-
3Green Bay Packers (6)0-0375-
4Dallas Cowboys0-0317-
5Indianapolis Colts0-0339-
6Denver Broncos0-0326-
7Baltimore Ravens0-0314-
8Pittsburgh Steelers0-0297-
9Arizona Cardinals0-0267-
10Houston Texans0-0204-
11Detroit Lions0-0234-
12Cincinnati Bengals0-0262-
13Philadelphia Eagles0-0253-
14Buffalo Bills0-0184-
15Kansas City Chiefs0-0210-
16San Diego Chargers0-0222-
17Miami Dolphins0-0219-
18Carolina Panthers0-0219-
19New Orleans Saints0-0161-
20St. Louis Rams0-0162-
21New York Giants0-0134-
22New York Jets0-0103-
23Minnesota Vikings0-0214-
24Atlanta Falcons0-0109-
25Chicago Bears0-091-
26Oakland Raiders0-069-
27San Francisco 49ers0-0104-
28Tampa Bay Buccaneers0-041-
29Cleveland Browns0-059-
30Washington Redskins0-066-
31Jacksonville Jaguars0-035-
32Tennessee Titans0-020-


Poll released: Aug 4

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Ira Kaufman

Began career with UPI in New York in 1976 and has written about the NFL since 1979, when he covered the Ray Perkins-led Giants and a rookie QB named Phil Simms. Worked for Tampa Tribune since 1990.

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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.