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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (12)5-03841
2Green Bay Packers4-13702
3Denver Broncos3-13295
4Atlanta Falcons3-13404
5Philadelphia Eagles4-13417
6New England Patriots3-23208
7Carolina Panthers4-13379
8Detroit Lions3-22746
9Pittsburgh Steelers3-22613
10Seattle Seahawks3-229114
11Minnesota Vikings3-224318
12Buffalo Bills3-223011
13Baltimore Ravens3-219321
14Jacksonville Jaguars3-223623
15Dallas Cowboys2-319913
16Oakland Raiders2-316116
17Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-217917
18Los Angeles Rams3-224510
19New York Jets3-214624
20Houston Texans2-319112
21Washington Redskins2-220715
22Arizona Cardinals2-38722
23New Orleans Saints2-214820
24Cincinnati Bengals2-313025
25Miami Dolphins2-210826
26Tennessee Titans2-312119
27Indianapolis Colts2-37230
28Chicago Bears1-45227
29San Francisco 49ers0-53131
30Los Angeles Chargers1-46329
31New York Giants0-53428
32Cleveland Browns0-51332

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ESPN.com. This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.