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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Philadelphia Eagles (11)9-13831
2Pittsburgh Steelers8-23583
3New England Patriots (1)8-23712
4New Orleans Saints8-23434
5Minnesota Vikings8-23456
6Los Angeles Rams7-33145
7Carolina Panthers7-33128
8Jacksonville Jaguars7-329610
9Atlanta Falcons6-428512
10Seattle Seahawks6-42709
11Tennessee Titans6-424111
12Kansas City Chiefs6-42687
13Detroit Lions6-426113
14Dallas Cowboys5-520714
15Baltimore Ravens5-521719
16Los Angeles Chargers4-620221
17Washington Redskins4-619217
18Green Bay Packers5-516116
19Buffalo Bills5-517015
20Oakland Raiders4-614718
21Arizona Cardinals4-612020
22New York Jets4-611722
23Houston Texans4-615624
24Denver Broncos3-77625
25Cincinnati Bengals4-612726
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-610728
27Miami Dolphins4-69023
28Chicago Bears3-76327
29Indianapolis Colts3-75729
30San Francisco 49ers1-92830
31New York Giants2-84031
32Cleveland Browns0-101232

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.