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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Bob Glauber

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (11)13-33821
2Los Angeles Rams13-33612
3Kansas City Chiefs (1)12-43574
4Chicago Bears12-43593
5Los Angeles Chargers12-43305
6New England Patriots11-53306
7Baltimore Ravens10-62929
8Seattle Seahawks10-62857
9Houston Texans11-52978
10Philadelphia Eagles9-725515
11Indianapolis Colts10-629410
12Dallas Cowboys10-626911
13Minnesota Vikings8-7-121813
14Pittsburgh Steelers9-6-124112
15Tennessee Titans9-721914
16Cleveland Browns7-8-121416
17Detroit Lions6-1011427
18Green Bay Packers6-9-115618
19Miami Dolphins7-916617
20Carolina Panthers7-915621
21Atlanta Falcons7-917320
22Buffalo Bills6-1012225
23New York Giants5-1111122
24Washington Redskins7-914818
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-119823
26Denver Broncos6-1010623
27Jacksonville Jaguars5-115328
28New York Jets4-124929
29Cincinnati Bengals6-108426
30Oakland Raiders4-123231
31San Francisco 49ers4-125330
32Arizona Cardinals3-131232

Bob Glauber

Has been Newsday's NFL columnist since 1992 and has covered the NFL since 1985, when he was a Giants beat reporter for Gannett Westchester-Rockland Newspapers.

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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.