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As Voted by John Czarnecki

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

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Poll released: Sep 12

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John Czarnecki

John Czarneck, whose first pro football interview was of Johnny Unitas in Buffalo’s War Memorial stadium for the Rochester Times-Union, has been the editorial consultant for Fox NFL Sunday since its inception 20 years ago. He previously worked at CBS Sports. The winner of four Sports Emmys for work on NFL studio shows, Czarnecki wrote the book “Football for Dummies” with Howie Long.

Czar’s first full season covering the NFL was 1979 and he worked for such newspapers as the Herald-Examiner in Los Angeles and the The National Sports Daily. He has served nine times as a Super Bowl pool reporter and is a longtime selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a member of its Seniors Committee.

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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.