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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (9)2-03804
2Jacksonville Jaguars (3)2-03755
3Minnesota Vikings1-0-13413
4Philadelphia Eagles1-13132
5New England Patriots1-13271
6Green Bay Packers1-0-13156
7Kansas City Chiefs2-03407
8Denver Broncos2-025014
9Cincinnati Bengals2-027516
10Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-030715
11Baltimore Ravens1-12059
12Miami Dolphins2-023718
13New York Jets1-115317
14Washington Redskins1-114112
15Atlanta Falcons1-127910
16Carolina Panthers1-12478
17Los Angeles Chargers1-122519
18Pittsburgh Steelers0-1-119011
19New Orleans Saints1-120613
20San Francisco 49ers1-116123
21Chicago Bears1-119122
22Seattle Seahawks0-28921
23Tennessee Titans1-113026
24Dallas Cowboys1-116425
25Indianapolis Colts1-112129
26New York Giants0-26524
27Houston Texans0-26720
28Cleveland Browns0-1-18727
29Buffalo Bills0-21832
30Arizona Cardinals0-22331
31Oakland Raiders0-27028
32Detroit Lions0-24430

Week 3

Poll released: Sep 18

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ESPN.com. 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 pro32.ap.org/poll will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.