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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

Alex Marvez

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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.