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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)7-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs6-13653
3New England Patriots5-23652
4New Orleans Saints5-13504
5Minnesota Vikings4-2-13237
6Carolina Panthers4-230312
7Los Angeles Chargers5-23205
8Seattle Seahawks3-322415
9Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-13039
10Green Bay Packers3-2-126711
11Washington Redskins4-226816
12Baltimore Ravens4-32886
13Cincinnati Bengals4-32268
14Chicago Bears3-321713
15Houston Texans4-323718
16Detroit Lions3-320322
17Miami Dolphins4-317113
18Philadelphia Eagles3-421710
19Tennessee Titans3-413720
20Jacksonville Jaguars3-415017
21Dallas Cowboys3-415419
22Denver Broncos3-412526
23New York Jets3-411721
24Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-312525
25Atlanta Falcons3-414723
26Cleveland Browns2-4-19024
27Buffalo Bills2-55927
28Indianapolis Colts2-57630
29New York Giants1-64529
30San Francisco 49ers1-63728
31Arizona Cardinals1-62731
32Oakland Raiders1-51632

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.