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As Voted by Tony Dungy

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Kansas City Chiefs (7)11-23793
2Los Angeles Rams11-23591
3New Orleans Saints (5)11-23762
4Los Angeles Chargers10-33446
5New England Patriots9-43294
6Houston Texans9-43075
7Chicago Bears9-43277
8Dallas Cowboys8-529910
9Seattle Seahawks8-53019
10Pittsburgh Steelers7-5-12678
11Baltimore Ravens7-625512
12Minnesota Vikings6-6-123211
13Indianapolis Colts7-625615
14Miami Dolphins7-622418
15Tennessee Titans7-623116
16Philadelphia Eagles6-720613
17Denver Broncos6-717214
18Carolina Panthers6-717616
19Green Bay Packers5-7-117121
20Tampa Bay Buccaneers5-812820
21Cleveland Browns5-7-116722
22New York Giants5-815423
23Washington Redskins6-711119
24Cincinnati Bengals5-86227
25Detroit Lions5-811425
26Buffalo Bills4-97128
27Jacksonville Jaguars4-95626
28New York Jets4-97730
29Atlanta Falcons4-98823
30Arizona Cardinals3-101629
31Oakland Raiders3-104131
32San Francisco 49ers3-104032

Tony Dungy

The Super Bowl-winning head coach whose teams made the playoffs each of his last 10 seasons, unprecedented in his era, joined NBC's Emmy-nominated studio show Football Night as an analyst in 2009.

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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.