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As Voted by Ira Kaufman

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (3)1-03672
2Minnesota Vikings1-03633
3Los Angeles Rams (3)1-03604
4Philadelphia Eagles (6)1-03661
5Jacksonville Jaguars1-03407
6Carolina Panthers1-029711
7Kansas City Chiefs1-030313
8Atlanta Falcons0-12578
9Green Bay Packers1-03119
10Baltimore Ravens1-027614
11Pittsburgh Steelers0-0-12475
12Washington Redskins1-024122
13New Orleans Saints0-12176
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-021029
15Los Angeles Chargers0-118410
16Miami Dolphins1-018627
17Denver Broncos1-021323
18Tennessee Titans0-19517
19Chicago Bears0-113828
20Seattle Seahawks0-114218
21Cincinnati Bengals1-019524
22San Francisco 49ers0-113015
23Dallas Cowboys0-19616
24Houston Texans0-115512
25New York Giants0-112320
26New York Jets1-018932
27Oakland Raiders0-19221
28Detroit Lions0-14819
29Cleveland Browns0-0-19331
30Arizona Cardinals0-13524
31Indianapolis Colts0-15130
32Buffalo Bills0-11626

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