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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by John Czarnecki

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

John Czarnecki

John Czarneck, whose first pro football interview was of Johnny Unitas in Buffalo’s War Memorial stadium for the Rochester Times-Union, has been the editorial consultant for Fox NFL Sunday since its inception 20 years ago. He previously worked at CBS Sports. The winner of four Sports Emmys for work on NFL studio shows, Czarnecki wrote the book “Football for Dummies” with Howie Long.

Czar’s first full season covering the NFL was 1979 and he worked for such newspapers as the Herald-Examiner in Los Angeles and the The National Sports Daily. He has served nine times as a Super Bowl pool reporter and is a longtime selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a member of its Seniors 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.