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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (9)10-23812
2Pittsburgh Steelers10-23503
3Minnesota Vikings (2)10-23693
4Philadelphia Eagles (1)10-23591
5Los Angeles Rams9-33345
6New Orleans Saints9-33286
7Seattle Seahawks8-43139
8Carolina Panthers8-42937
9Jacksonville Jaguars8-428410
10Atlanta Falcons7-52668
11Tennessee Titans8-427211
12Baltimore Ravens7-525514
13Los Angeles Chargers6-625013
14Green Bay Packers6-619421
15Buffalo Bills6-618416
16Oakland Raiders6-620119
17Dallas Cowboys6-619518
18Kansas City Chiefs6-620615
19Detroit Lions6-619512
20Washington Redskins5-714317
21Arizona Cardinals5-712321
22Cincinnati Bengals5-714220
23New York Jets5-714824
24Miami Dolphins5-711426
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-88625
26Houston Texans4-89623
27Denver Broncos3-94927
28San Francisco 49ers2-105931
29Indianapolis Colts3-95528
30Chicago Bears3-95229
31New York Giants2-102830
32Cleveland Browns0-121232

Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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.