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

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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.