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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 (10)8-13821
2Los Angeles Rams9-13664
3Kansas City Chiefs (2)9-13682
4Pittsburgh Steelers6-2-13387
5New England Patriots7-33312
6Los Angeles Chargers7-23366
7Minnesota Vikings5-3-12968
8Houston Texans6-32909
9Carolina Panthers6-32915
10Tennessee Titans5-426017
11Chicago Bears6-328510
12Washington Redskins6-326115
13Green Bay Packers4-4-123116
14Dallas Cowboys4-520220
15Philadelphia Eagles4-520011
16Cincinnati Bengals5-419012
17Atlanta Falcons4-518014
18Baltimore Ravens4-517718
19Seattle Seahawks4-521313
20Miami Dolphins5-515419
21Jacksonville Jaguars3-610921
22Indianapolis Colts4-518223
23Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-68725
24Cleveland Browns3-6-111627
25Detroit Lions3-610722
26Denver Broncos3-611424
27Buffalo Bills3-77331
28New York Jets3-74526
29Arizona Cardinals2-73829
30New York Giants2-76330
31San Francisco 49ers2-83928
32Oakland Raiders1-81232

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.