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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (9)10-23812
2Minnesota Vikings (2)10-23693
3Philadelphia Eagles (1)10-23591
4Pittsburgh Steelers10-23503
5Los Angeles Rams9-33345
6New Orleans Saints9-33286
7Jacksonville Jaguars8-428410
8Seattle Seahawks8-43139
9Carolina Panthers8-42937
10Tennessee Titans8-427211
11Baltimore Ravens7-525514
12Los Angeles Chargers6-625013
13Atlanta Falcons7-52668
14Dallas Cowboys6-619518
15Oakland Raiders6-620119
16Detroit Lions6-619512
17Green Bay Packers6-619421
18Buffalo Bills6-618416
19New York Jets5-714824
20Kansas City Chiefs6-620615
21Cincinnati Bengals5-714220
22Washington Redskins5-714317
23Arizona Cardinals5-712321
24Miami Dolphins5-711426
25Houston Texans4-89623
26Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-88625
27San Francisco 49ers2-105931
28Chicago Bears3-95229
29Indianapolis Colts3-95528
30New York Giants2-102830
31Denver Broncos3-94927
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

Ira Kaufman

Ira Kaufman has reported on pro football since 1979, when he worked for United Press International in New York and covered a Giants team featuring rookie head coach Ray Perkins and rookie quarterback Phil Simms. He has written on 25 Super Bowls and represents Tampa Bay on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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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.