The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (6)5-13731
2Philadelphia Eagles (5)5-13763
3Pittsburgh Steelers4-234510
4New England Patriots (1)4-23547
5Carolina Panthers4-23165
6Minnesota Vikings4-231412
7Los Angeles Rams4-229211
8Denver Broncos3-22646
9Buffalo Bills3-222414
10Green Bay Packers4-22602
11Atlanta Falcons3-22864
12Washington Redskins3-224715
13New Orleans Saints3-223421
14Seattle Seahawks3-23018
15Jacksonville Jaguars3-317913
16Houston Texans3-324218
17Miami Dolphins3-215825
18Tennessee Titans3-315124
19Detroit Lions3-32079
20Dallas Cowboys2-318116
21Arizona Cardinals3-314726
22Baltimore Ravens3-313317
23New York Jets3-314322
24Los Angeles Chargers2-49328
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310819
26Oakland Raiders2-410920
27New York Giants1-56030
28Cincinnati Bengals2-310823
29Indianapolis Colts2-44027
30Chicago Bears2-45529
31San Francisco 49ers0-62431
32Cleveland Browns0-61232

Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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.