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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (12)14-23841
2Dallas Cowboys13-33712
3Kansas City Chiefs12-43543
4Atlanta Falcons11-53445
5New York Giants11-53227
6Seattle Seahawks10-5-13099
7Green Bay Packers10-63228
8Pittsburgh Steelers11-53306
9Miami Dolphins10-627110
10Detroit Lions9-726811
11Houston Texans9-723912
12Oakland Raiders12-42824
13Denver Broncos9-723715
14Tennessee Titans9-721317
15Baltimore Ravens8-820412
16Washington Redskins8-7-120814
17Tampa Bay Buccaneers9-722016
18Indianapolis Colts8-817018
19Philadelphia Eagles7-912424
20Arizona Cardinals7-8-116521
21New Orleans Saints7-915319
22Minnesota Vikings8-816022
23Cincinnati Bengals6-9-110725
24Carolina Panthers6-1011623
25Buffalo Bills7-912620
26San Diego Chargers5-118226
27New York Jets5-117328
28Jacksonville Jaguars3-135327
29Chicago Bears3-134829
30Los Angeles Rams4-124330
31San Francisco 49ers2-142431
32Cleveland Browns1-151432

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ 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 will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.