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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Alex Marvez

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (11)13-33821
2Los Angeles Rams13-33612
3Chicago Bears12-43593
4Kansas City Chiefs (1)12-43574
5New England Patriots11-53306
6Houston Texans11-52978
7Los Angeles Chargers12-43305
8Indianapolis Colts10-629410
9Dallas Cowboys10-626911
10Seattle Seahawks10-62857
11Baltimore Ravens10-62929
12Philadelphia Eagles9-725515
13Pittsburgh Steelers9-6-124112
14Tennessee Titans9-721914
15Cleveland Browns7-8-121416
16Minnesota Vikings8-7-121813
17Washington Redskins7-914818
18Miami Dolphins7-916617
19Green Bay Packers6-9-115618
20Atlanta Falcons7-917320
21Denver Broncos6-1010623
22Carolina Panthers7-915621
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-119823
24New York Giants5-1111122
25Buffalo Bills6-1012225
26Detroit Lions6-1011427
27San Francisco 49ers4-125330
28New York Jets4-124929
29Oakland Raiders4-123231
30Cincinnati Bengals6-108426
31Jacksonville Jaguars5-115328
32Arizona Cardinals3-131232

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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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.