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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Rick Gosselin

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New Orleans Saints (12)9-13841
2Los Angeles Rams10-13723
3Kansas City Chiefs9-23592
4Pittsburgh Steelers7-2-13404
5New England Patriots7-33416
6Houston Texans7-33109
7Chicago Bears7-332410
8Los Angeles Chargers7-33035
9Carolina Panthers6-42788
10Minnesota Vikings5-4-12767
11Seattle Seahawks5-525214
12Indianapolis Colts5-524418
13Tennessee Titans5-520612
14Dallas Cowboys5-523715
15Washington Redskins6-423811
16Green Bay Packers4-5-120813
17Baltimore Ravens5-520920
18Cincinnati Bengals5-515617
19Miami Dolphins5-515421
20Detroit Lions4-613425
21Denver Broncos4-615723
22Atlanta Falcons4-615219
23Philadelphia Eagles4-615216
24Cleveland Browns3-6-110222
25New York Giants3-79228
26Buffalo Bills3-75927
27Tampa Bay Buccaneers3-76426
28Jacksonville Jaguars3-79524
29New York Jets3-75129
30San Francisco 49ers2-83730
31Oakland Raiders2-83032
32Arizona Cardinals2-82031

Rick Gosselin

Rick Gosselin enters his 45th season reporting on the NFL in 2017. He has covered the Lions, Giants, Chiefs and Cowboys in his career plus 34 Super Bowls. He has served on the Hall of Fame selection committee for 22 years and is a member of both the senior and contributor subcommittees. 

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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.