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As Voted by Jenny Vrentas

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)5-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs5-03722
3New England Patriots3-23457
4New Orleans Saints4-13484
5Jacksonville Jaguars3-23063
6Carolina Panthers3-13229
7Cincinnati Bengals4-13336
8Minnesota Vikings2-2-127714
9Green Bay Packers2-2-122811
10Philadelphia Eagles2-322112
11Pittsburgh Steelers2-2-125019
12Los Angeles Chargers3-226017
13Chicago Bears3-12988
14Baltimore Ravens3-22735
15Atlanta Falcons1-49220
16Seattle Seahawks2-316918
17Miami Dolphins3-217615
18Houston Texans2-315626
19Detroit Lions2-316424
20New York Giants1-46627
21Tennessee Titans3-223410
22Washington Redskins2-217413
23Dallas Cowboys2-313021
24Cleveland Browns2-2-118723
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-213122
26New York Jets2-311429
27Buffalo Bills2-39430
28Denver Broncos2-310316
29Indianapolis Colts1-45025
30Arizona Cardinals1-43832
31San Francisco 49ers1-41931
32Oakland Raiders1-42227

Jenny Vrentas

Jenny Vrentas is in her second season as an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated and The Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB). She previously spent six seasons covering the NFL for The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J., including stints as the Giants beat writer and the Jets 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.