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As Voted by Charean Williams

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (3)1-03672
2Minnesota Vikings1-03633
3Jacksonville Jaguars1-03407
4Philadelphia Eagles (6)1-03661
5Los Angeles Rams (3)1-03604
6Kansas City Chiefs1-030313
7Carolina Panthers1-029711
8Green Bay Packers1-03119
9Pittsburgh Steelers0-0-12475
10New Orleans Saints0-12176
11Atlanta Falcons0-12578
12New York Jets1-018932
13Washington Redskins1-024122
14Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-021029
15Baltimore Ravens1-027614
16Houston Texans0-115512
17Miami Dolphins1-018627
18Denver Broncos1-021323
19Los Angeles Chargers0-118410
20Seattle Seahawks0-114218
21Chicago Bears0-113828
22Dallas Cowboys0-19616
23Cincinnati Bengals1-019524
24Cleveland Browns0-0-19331
25Oakland Raiders0-19221
26New York Giants0-112320
27San Francisco 49ers0-113015
28Tennessee Titans0-19517
29Indianapolis Colts0-15130
30Detroit Lions0-14819
31Arizona Cardinals0-13524
32Buffalo Bills0-11626

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Charean Williams

Charean Williams has covered the NFL for 23 seasons. She works for NBC's Pro Football Talk after 17 years at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and six at the Orlando Sentinel.  

She has served as a selector for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for 11 years, the first woman in that position. Williams also was the first female president of the Pro Football Writers of America, serving a two-year stint for the 2009-2010 seasons. 

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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.