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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)7-03841
2New England Patriots5-23652
3Kansas City Chiefs6-13653
4New Orleans Saints5-13504
5Los Angeles Chargers5-23205
6Baltimore Ravens4-32886
7Minnesota Vikings4-2-13237
8Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-13039
9Carolina Panthers4-230312
10Washington Redskins4-226816
11Green Bay Packers3-2-126711
12Houston Texans4-323718
13Seattle Seahawks3-322415
14Cincinnati Bengals4-32268
15Detroit Lions3-320322
16Chicago Bears3-321713
17Miami Dolphins4-317113
18Philadelphia Eagles3-421710
19Dallas Cowboys3-415419
20New York Jets3-411721
21Atlanta Falcons3-414723
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-312525
23Tennessee Titans3-413720
24Jacksonville Jaguars3-415017
25Denver Broncos3-412526
26Cleveland Browns2-4-19024
27Indianapolis Colts2-57630
28Buffalo Bills2-55927
29New York Giants1-64529
30San Francisco 49ers1-63728
31Oakland Raiders1-51632
32Arizona Cardinals1-62731

Alex Marvez

Writer for Sporting News and a show host on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Has covered the NFL since 1995, including stints as a Bengals, Broncos and Dolphins beat writer.

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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.