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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Green Bay Packers (5)3-03772
2New England Patriots (7)3-03791
3Arizona Cardinals3-03445
4Cincinnati Bengals3-03444
5Denver Broncos3-03513
6Atlanta Falcons3-031111
7Seattle Seahawks1-22958
8Carolina Panthers3-03059
9Minnesota Vikings2-126116
10Dallas Cowboys2-12576
11Pittsburgh Steelers2-12857
12Buffalo Bills2-128512
13New York Jets2-12219
14San Diego Chargers1-218114
15Kansas City Chiefs1-222312
16Indianapolis Colts1-219318
17Philadelphia Eagles1-218724
18New York Giants1-216726
19Oakland Raiders2-120526
20St. Louis Rams1-217815
21Baltimore Ravens0-312117
22Detroit Lions0-39622
23Washington Redskins1-29621
24Houston Texans1-213130
25Miami Dolphins1-211818
26Tennessee Titans1-212122
27Cleveland Browns1-27925
28San Francisco 49ers1-26720
29Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-26029
30Jacksonville Jaguars1-25728
31New Orleans Saints0-32631
32Chicago Bears0-31532

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 29

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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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.