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

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.