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The AP Pro32

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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)6-03841
2New England Patriots4-23694
3New Orleans Saints4-13523
4Kansas City Chiefs5-13592
5Baltimore Ravens4-230810
6Los Angeles Chargers4-231111
7Cincinnati Bengals4-22925
8Miami Dolphins4-223217
9Green Bay Packers3-2-125314
10Philadelphia Eagles3-327415
11Minnesota Vikings3-2-13059
12Jacksonville Jaguars3-32067
13Carolina Panthers3-22456
14Pittsburgh Steelers3-2-129012
15Seattle Seahawks3-321719
16Chicago Bears3-22328
17Tennessee Titans3-315213
18Dallas Cowboys3-317423
19Washington Redskins3-221318
20New York Jets3-315024
21Detroit Lions2-314420
22Houston Texans3-317621
23Cleveland Browns2-3-112316
24Buffalo Bills2-47826
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-310122
26Denver Broncos2-48125
27Atlanta Falcons2-412827
28San Francisco 49ers1-54932
29Indianapolis Colts1-54229
30New York Giants1-54628
31Arizona Cardinals1-53630
32Oakland Raiders1-51431

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ESPN.com. This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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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.