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As Voted by Herm Edwards

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

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 19

Herm Edwards

Former NFL head coach and player joined ESPN in March 2009 as an NFL studio analyst. He appears primarily on NFL Live, SportsCenter, Audibles, and ESPN Radio, while also contributing to ESPN's annual NFL draft coverage.

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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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.