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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)11-13842
2Kansas City Chiefs10-23623
3New Orleans Saints10-23641
4New England Patriots9-33524
5Houston Texans9-33327
6Los Angeles Chargers9-33286
7Chicago Bears8-43055
8Pittsburgh Steelers7-4-12948
9Seattle Seahawks7-529110
10Dallas Cowboys7-527812
11Baltimore Ravens7-525613
12Minnesota Vikings6-5-12599
13Denver Broncos6-622516
14Carolina Panthers6-619914
15Philadelphia Eagles6-623117
16Indianapolis Colts6-621711
17Tennessee Titans6-619918
18Miami Dolphins6-618121
19Washington Redskins6-615915
20Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-714426
21New York Giants4-811927
22Green Bay Packers4-7-112919
23Cleveland Browns4-7-112820
24Cincinnati Bengals5-78824
25Jacksonville Jaguars4-89028
26Atlanta Falcons4-811922
27Detroit Lions4-89723
28Buffalo Bills4-87825
29New York Jets3-93829
30Arizona Cardinals3-94832
31San Francisco 49ers2-101930
32Oakland Raiders2-102331

Rick Gosselin

Rick Gosselin enters his 45th season reporting on the NFL in 2017. He has covered the Lions, Giants, Chiefs and Cowboys in his career plus 34 Super Bowls. He has served on the Hall of Fame selection committee for 22 years and is a member of both the senior and contributor subcommittees. 

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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.